Travel in Austria: Roam the beautiful roads of Wildschönau

Articles Jun 30, 2020 00:06

For nature lovers, the journey through the forest along the lush green trails in Wildschonau is a magical experience when traveling to Austria.

Austria is a landlocked country with more than 8.7 million people in Central Europe bordering the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.

When traveling to Austria, people often visit the city of Vienna - the home of the genius composer Mozart, or the beautiful city of Innsbruck in the winter - where the snow falls romantically. However, for nature lovers, the journey through the forest along the beautiful roads in Wildschönau is the best experience. And here are 5 of the best hiking trails in this beautiful area that you can try.

5 most beautiful roads in Wildschönau, Austria

1. Walk under the Kundl gorge

Kundl Gorge is the only path connecting the Wildschönau valley to the village of Kundl. This 3.5km long gorge is considered the most beautiful road in Austria but you can only conquer it on warm days of summer (from May 17 to September 20).

Travel in Austria: Roam the beautiful roads of Wildschönau

When walking about 200m, in front of you is a towering cliff, lying on a large river. The river water flows in white waves, hitting the cliffs like that to create a bouncy, magical and lovely beauty, making you feel vaguely seem unreal.

Travel in Austria: Roam the beautiful roads of Wildschönau

And of course, this will make it easier for you to believe in the legend of the locals that the river was once divided by a dragon many years ago.

2. Alm to Alm Walk

There are many beautiful walking trails so that visitors can cross the smooth green grassland higher than 1,500 m in Wildschönau, however, Alm to Alm Walk is a beautiful route in Wildschönau that many people choose. Best.

Travel in Austria: Roam the beautiful roads of Wildschönau

Alternatively, when you come here, you can climb Schatzberg by cable car and start walking at an altitude of 1,903m to the top of Joelspitze. This is a 7.7km long walking journey. From above, you can zoom into the beautiful Alpbach and Inn Valleys. An experience worth a try, isn't it?

Travel in Austria: Roam the beautiful roads of Wildschönau

Alternatively, when you come here, you can climb Schatzberg by cable car and start walking at an altitude of 1903m to the top of Joelspitze. This is a 7.7km long walking journey. From above, you can zoom into the beautiful Alpbach and Inn Valleys. An experience worth a try, isn't it?

3. Wildschönau Krautinger

On the Wildschönau Krautinger trail, you can walk easily to Oberau. Here, you will admire the nine bronze statues are exquisite sculpture as an art masterpiece created under the hands of a talented artisan.

Travel in Austria: Roam the beautiful roads of Wildschönau

In addition, when traveling on the beautiful 2.5km long road of Wildschönau, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Z'Bach Mountain Farm Museum. In fact, Z'Bach is not exactly a museum as its name suggests, but a craft fair held every Thursday during the summer in Wildschönau.

Travel in Austria: Roam the beautiful roads of Wildschönau

When you reach the end of the road, you will also discover Steinerhof Farm and enjoy Krautinger Schnapps - a fine wine distilled for 250 years of the locals.

4. Herbal road

The herbal trail was embellished from the Auenweg Path last year. Originating from Niederau, this beautiful Wildschönau route offers pedestrians a fresh, healthy and pleasant experience.

Travel in Austria: Roam the beautiful roads of Wildschönau

Following the path, you will see many signs as well as the use of each herb grown along the road. If the herbal route makes you fall in love with and want to stay longer, take a tour of the herbal garden at Salcherhof Farm, above the beautiful Auffach village.

5. Walking for Enjoyment

Just walking, enjoying regional cuisine is a great experience that only in Wildschönau have. There are 7 walking paths named 'Walking for Enjoyment'. Each walk has a different culinary theme with specialties from Tirean. All of these dishes are made with local ingredients and milk made from local farms.

Travel in Austria: Roam the beautiful roads of Wildschönau


The beautiful street in Wildschönau deserves its first experience called "the cheese road". This road is longer than 13km but there are many stops. At each point, you can sample some delicious, greasy milk products.

Travel in Austria: Roam the beautiful roads of Wildschönau

Afterwards, head to Achental Alm, where the smell of donuts permeates. Each of the golden, crispy donuts that have just been fried will be irresistable.

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