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The hiking route from the Schneeberg plateau at an altitude of 1800m, to the summit of Klosterwappen, 2075m above sea level.
moderate
Distance 7.3 km
2:50 h
298 m
298 m
2,075 m
1,784 m

Climb to the summit of the Schneeberg, the highest mountain in Austria, during this mountain trail tour. Make the journey to the starting point at the summit station of the Schneeberg Railway either comfortably by train, or by hiking from Puchberg after taking the funicular railway. Start by enjoying the breathtaking views from the summit station and visit the mountain inn, the TOP ART 1800 gallery in the summit station, or the Elisabethkircherl (Elizabeth Church). Then the hike can start. Before you reach the summit, call in at the Damböckhaus. Via the Ochsenboden, proceed to the Klosterwappen, which at 2075m above sea level is the highest point in Lower Austria. Once you have enjoyed this feeling and the view, head a few metres downhill, where you can recover in the Fischerhütte. On the way back, pass the Damböckhaus again, and head to the summit station. A true visual paradise!

Anyone who wants to continue hiking from the Schneeberg summit can do so by following part of the route through the Viennese Alpenbogen!

Author’s recommendation

Combine your walk with a stay in Puchberg. For example in the hiking establishment Hotel Restaurant Forellenhof, or Pension Bruckerhof, in the “Geniesserzimmer” (elaborate guest rooms) of the Hotel Schneeberghof, or in the Wellness Kneipp-Kurhotel Wanzenböck.

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Author
Monika Gschaider
Update: December 12, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,075 m
Lowest point
1,784 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 61.31%Path 38.71%
Forested/wild trail
4.5 km
Path
2.8 km
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Safety information

Walking in the Viennese Alps should be a completely safe and beautiful experience. Therefore, please note the following:

Preparation

Make sure that your choice of route matches your hiking experience and your physical condition. Check the weather forecast. In the mountains, the weather can change surprisingly quickly. For this reason, make sure you are well-equipped (e.g. bring rain protection).

Check that the huts and refreshment stations that you want to visit along the way will be open. Tell someone which route you have chosen, and when you hope to return, before you set off.

Tours of the plateau are not recommended in fog and strong winds!

Tips and hints

Schneebergbahn, www.schneebergbahn.at

Damböckhaus, www.damboeckhaus.at

Fischerhütte, www.fischer-huette.at

Berghaus am Hochschneeberg, www.berghaus.hochschneeberg.at

Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich, www.wieneralpen.at, +43 / 2622 / 78960

Puchberg am Schneeberg, www.puchberg.at/tourismus

Start

Schneeberg Railway summit station (1,791 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.760158, 15.834563
DMS
47°45'36.6"N 15°50'04.4"E
UTM
33T 562542 5289980
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Destination

Schneeberg Railway summit station

Turn-by-turn directions

We will follow the green signs to the Damböckhaus, and then continue until we reach the summit cross. The yellow signs lead us to the Klosterwappen, the Schneeberg summit (2075m). We will go along the Schneeberg mountain ridge, to the Kaiserstein and the Fischerhütte. Following the green signs, we will return to Ochsenboden and the summit station.

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Public transport

Take the train from Vienna or Graz to Wiener Neustadt. From there, take the regional train (direction Puchberg am Schneeberg) to the end of the line. There is also a bus service. See www.oebb.at or www.vor.at for more information. Travel from Puchberg to Hochschneeberg with the Schneeberg Railway.

Getting there

Travelling from Vienna:
Go down the A2 motorway towards Wiener Neustadt, until the Wiener Neustadt West exit. Go along the B26 main road towards Puchberg am Schneeberg. The route is very well signposted.

Travelling from Graz:
Go down the A2 motorway towards Vienna, until the Neunkirchen West exit. Go along the B26 main road towards Puchberg am Schneeberg. Follow the signs. Travel from Puchberg to Hochschneeberg with the Schneeberg Railway.

Parking

Parking facilities at Puchberg am Schneeberg station.

Coordinates

DD
47.760158, 15.834563
DMS
47°45'36.6"N 15°50'04.4"E
UTM
33T 562542 5289980
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

freaytag&berndt WK022

Equipment

Bring a suitable map. Wear suitable, sturdy shoes, and bring sun and rain protection, as well as water and a bite to eat. Bring your mobile phone, and save the emergency number of the mountain rescue team: 140

Questions and answers

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Question from Ying z · October 28, 2022 · Community
Would it be too cold to take this route 30 Oct at this weekend?
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Answered by Manfred Baumann · October 29, 2022 · Community
No i think tomorrow the tour will be ok!

Rating

4.5
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Oliver Descoeudres
October 26, 2018 · Community
Thanks! Really enjoyed our Schneeberg hike a few weeks ago! Should have taken the train to the summit station so we had more time on the top, though! https://hikingtheworld.blog/2018/10/05/schneeberg-lower-austria/
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When did you do this route? October 05, 2018
View from Zahnradbahnwanderweg
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View from Zahnradbahnwanderweg
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Schneeberg Railway
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View from trail just below summit station
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Summit trail just below Klosterwappen
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Summit trail just below Klosterwappen
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View of summit plateau
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Snowman!
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Schneeberg Railway
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Werner Neuhold 
July 09, 2018 · Community
Für einen Sonntagsausflug ist diese Wanderung sehr gut geeignet.
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When did you do this route? July 01, 2018
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.3 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
298 m
Descent
298 m
Highest point
2,075 m
Lowest point
1,784 m
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