A walk through the castle forest you can have a panoramic view of Vienna

Publish Time:2020-06-09 17:47:07Source:The Vienna Tourist Board

【Introduction】:Wilhelminenberg, one of the hills in western Vienna, is an ideal place for families one-day trip. In addition to hiking and sightseeing, you can also enjoy service at the four-star hotel restaurant.

Wilhelminenberg, one of the hills in western Vienna, is an ideal place for families' one-day trip. In addition to hiking and sightseeing, you can also enjoy service at the four-star hotel restaurant.

The hill was named after an Austrian noblewoman--Wilhelminenberg in the end of the 19th century, who dedicated her life to serving the poor. So the hill was named as Wilhelminenberg, in honor of this kind Austrian woman.

Although it can be reached directly by public transport in Vienna or by car, today it is a popular hiking spot.

From the subway station Ottakring, going along the Vienna Walking Trail 4a, you will meet sights such as the tranquil Ottakring Cemetery and the historic Kuffner Observatory.

The Kuffner Observatory, an architectural pearl in the 19th century, still keeps the old astronomical observatory.

With the Vienna City Card, you can enjoy a 15% discount.

From there you can walk towards the west and reach Wilhelminenberg finally, the hilltop is Jubiläumswarte Observatory, where you will enjoy another pleasant panorama of Vienna.

The Jubiläumswarte Observatory dates back to 1898 and it was originally built as a wooden memorial pagoda to memorize the 50th birthday of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1950, the wooden pagoda was replaced by a 31-meter-high concrete observation tower, which visitors are able to reach the top via a spiral stairs.

One of the highlights of the circular path is the Wilhelminenberg Palace, a neo-imperial style palace built in 1908. Built, today it has been transformed into a four-star hotel.

Enjoying a delicious meal in the castle and the magnificent view of Vienna from the terrace, representing the life of the imperial aristocracy in the past. Or enjoying a picnic with your family in the grassland near the castle and enjoying the romance of Vienna.

The most beautiful hiking trail in Vienna awaits you.

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