Are you magically attracted to the snow-covered winter landscape? Not only the warm months invite you to an extended walk with your best friend. Especially in the winter months, when the temperatures fall and lakes freeze, when meadows and fields are slightly “sugared” and whole forests are covered with snow, the nature around us turns into a glittering and romantic “winter wonderland”. Excursion with dog in winter is nice. Here are for you and your darling walking and hiking trails in Vienna and surroundings, which enchant especially with their winter charm.
„Vienna is different“: Natural winter beauty
Viennese people know what we are talking about here. The big city is not only captivating because of its cultural charm and its unique quality of life. Also various nature places make a hiker’s heart beat faster. And what could be better than exploring these (winter) natural beauties with your best friend.
Winter Excursion with dog in Vienna
Cobenzl: A true paradise for humans and animals. From Cobenzl you start towards Neuwaldegg and return via Hermannskogel. This circular route takes about 3 hours and you have a fantastic view of winterly vienna.
Wienerberg: If 3 hours and more are possibly too long and arduous for you, a walk around the Wienerberg is recommended. Depending on your walking speed and leisure time, you can complete the walk in a maximum of one hour. A highlight is the lake in the middle, which freezes over especially in the cold months.
Donau-Auen national park: A spectacular nature experience awaits you here. They come from all over europe and spend their winter months in the Donau-Auen. The numerous water birds, like ducks, geese, seagulls etc. are meant. Also the king of the danube, the majestic sea eagle, likes to spend the winter here, because the river usually remains ice-free and therefore serves as a food source for our feathered guests also in winter.
Prater: In the warm months a green paradise, in the winter a magical place. Of course, this does not mean the amusement park, but the huge area around it. Especially the city hiking trail 9 is a nice walk. From Praterstern away, along the Prater Hauptallee to Freudenau and back, this 13 kilometre long hiking trail stretches.
Wiener Wasserweg: This circular route along the old danube stretches over 13 kilometres and takes about 3-4 hours. An absolute highlight for nature lovers.
Hochramalm: A true dream for all nature lovers. Especially in the cold months you have the feeling that you landed here in a winter fairy tale.
Sophienalpe: A visit to the Mostalm in the 14th district of vienna is also highly recommended for all friends of winter hiking and their four-legged companions.
Wiener Hütte: Not only known and very popular among the Viennese. No matter whether in the warm or cold months, the landscape is unique and enchants not only our beloved sniffers.
Jubiläumswarte: Although the viewing platform is closed in winter, the beauties of the winter landscape are fortunately always accessible.
Schwarzenbergallee: There are a number of hiking routes and a dog exercise area where your darling can really let off steam.
Helental: A natural, idyllic and almost mystical place to recharge your batteries. Whatever the season, the Helental in the vienna woods captivates with its charismatic (wintry) landscape. For you and your darling a true “winter wonderland”.
You can find more places to walk near you in the map.
Especially in winter it seems, that the nature around us would fall into hibernation. Beautiful and unforgettable landscapes enchant us with an almost magical winter look. And what makes a walk in this winter landscape perfect? Right, if you can experience this winter fairy tale together with your best animal friends.