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Wine Hiking Day (Weinwandertag) in Vienna

A favourite activity for the Viennese during sunny fall days

Best time: September 23–24, 2023

Wine Hiking Day (Weinwandertag)
Wine Hiking Day (Weinwandertag)
Wine Hiking Day (Weinwandertag)

Vineyards cover 700 hectares of Vienna making it a unique city in Europe or even the whole world. During the warm period, they serve like parks welcoming visitors to spend a day outside. The most popular areas are around Kahlenberg, Bisamberg, and Nussberg.

The Wine Hiking Trail is the best way to explore Vienna's rich wine culture and enjoy the picturesque outskirts of the city. It's accessible only during one weekend in September, as some of the vineyards are closed during the rest of the year.

The Weinwandertag (Wine Hiking Day) traditionally happens on the last weekend of September. Yet, the next edition is postponed to May 2022.

Practical info

When does the annual Weinwandertag event happen in Vienna?

The most recently scheduled Weinwandertag event, which usually takes place on the last weekend of September, was postponed to May 2022 due to unforeseen circumstances. The regular fall weekend dates for the event will be shifted to the following spring. Visitors can explore various vineyards and have a great time during the event. Show more

What are some of the most famous vineyard areas to see while in Vienna?

Vienna boasts one-of-a-kind vineyards that span 700 hectares - a unique urban attraction. Some of these areas visitors explore include Nussberg, Kahlenberg, and Bisamberg. Travelers can take advantage of the vineyard's location to enjoy spectacular views of Vienna and relax in the local parks, which make it a great place to unwind. Show more

What is the distance of the scenic Weinwanderweg trail, and how much time does it take to complete?

The Weinwanderweg trail stretches 11 km and offers a 3-hour scenic adventure for hikers. The trail offers tourists an opportunity to explore the beautiful vineyards around Vienna and discover the city's rich wine culture. The route is well marked, making it easy for visitors to navigate and enjoy their hike through the gorgeous countryside. Show more

What are the best transportation methods to use while visiting Vienna's vineyards?

Vienna has a reliable public transportation system, which makes it easy to explore the city and its vineyards. Local visitors can use buses and train services to reach vineyard areas in Vienna such as Kahlenberg via the bus line 38A, subway lines U1, U4, and U6. Those around the Klosterneuburg wine-growing region and its environs can use the train station S-Bahn S45, which provides quick access to the region's vineyards. Show more

Aside from vineyard tours, what are some fun activities to take part in during Weinwandertag?

Weinwandertag is an excellent event for visitors to explore Vienna's wine culture by touring its vineyards and enjoying local foods, wines, and music. Tourists can participate in live music performances, wine tasting, and guided hikes. Moreover, the event provides excellent views of the city and its stunning landscape for visitors to enjoy throughout their visit. Show more

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