5 Trips into nature around Vienna

November 3, 2019
With a carsharing-car into nature

With a green car into the green

Although Vienna was voted the most livable city in the world for the second time in a row, there is often a great need for peace, nature or even for a summit cross and well-deserved mountain hut meal in between our city life. No question, in Vienna there are some green oases and variety from the everyday life and if you long for more rest or nature, you can easily get out of Vienna by train or bus. But many destinations are hardly or difficulty to reach without a car. ELOOP offers the perfect solution to avoid having to switch to the familiar excursions, or to be dependent on (non-ideal) departure times.

If you are in the mood for nature, the lake or a hearty mountain hut meal, you do not know where to go – read on and you may find your perfect trip tip!

The km and thus the time information is given by assuming that the starting point is in Vienna’s city center.


You don’t have to drive out of Vienna to enjoy the village idyll and Heurigen-atmosphere with a view. With just under 12km and less than half an hour’s drive, the Kahlenbergdorf invites you for a spontaneous trip. The steep and narrow streets of the Kahlenbergdorf give this authentic quaintness, which is underlined by the vineyards and hiking trails. For wine and food, the wine taverns and restaurants, which you either discover at the harbor while watching passing ships, or high up with a view over the village, the Danube and Vienna. Probably the best view is from the Heuriger “Hirt”. Good, local food and wine are ordered here without a menu. In Kahlenbergdorf you can enjoy your evening off after work without much planning and thinking.

Kaltenleutgebner See

The nature area and biotope in Perchtoldsdorf is rather unknown to Viennese. The quarry lake is 27 km from the center of Vienna, so you can be there in less than an hour. Even if it is not a swimming lake, you can linger there after a short hike through the forest, but even without a hike, you can enjoy peace and nature by the water. The Josefswarte viewing platform and a few restaurants are also nearby.

Myra Falls

Already in 1801 the water that shot down into the valley fascinated Emperor Franz II and his wife Empress Maria Theresa. Even more than two centuries later, the 125m high Myra Falls inspire numerous visitors. After an hour, approx. 74 km, you are at the parking lot in Muggendorf. This is where the circular hiking trail begins, for which several wooden bridges and stairs have been built. The maintenance fee is € 5 for adults and € 1.5 for under 15 year olds, children up to 5 years visit the waterfalls free of charge. Past the area of ​​the Myra waterfalls, it goes through the forest to a reservoir, where the “Karnerwirt” provides food and refreshment. The Myra Falls in Muggendorf are certainly one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Austria and are therefore not only an exciting destination for families. You can charge your e-car at the EVN Charging Station in Muggendorf. The charging station is a 7-minute walk from the entrance to the Myra Falls.


893 meters. That is the height of the Schöpfl, the highest mountain in the Vienna Woods. It takes a good hour, approx. 55 km, to get to various starting points of the hiking routes. Once at the top there is not only the Schöpl mountain hut, but also the “Matraswarte” observation tower. From the tower you can enjoy a 360° panorama, which extends from the Tullner Feld, via Vienna to the Schneeberg. There are several ways to the summit. The shortest ascent starts at the Icelandic Horse Center “Forsthof”, the walking time is 50 minutes. From the village of St. Corona am Schöpfl it takes 1 hour and if you start at the saddle of the Klammhöhe or from the Schöpflgitter it takes 2 hours.

Hohe Wand

Climbing and flight enthusiasts, animal lovers, hikers and everyone who wants to become one – watch out. Within 1h 10min, approx. 74km, you can reach the Hohe Wand nature park. For a small toll fee and affordable entry, you can discover a fascinating flora and fauna. There you will find activities such as hiking with llamas and alpacas, a climbing area, numerous huts and restaurants, the flight school “Fly Hohe Wand”, animal feeding, a petting zoo and of course various hiking routes and the well-known Skywalk terrace. Although the journey by e-car is relatively long, you don’t have to worry about suddenly stopping on the route. Because visitors to the Hohe Wand nature park can charge their e-cars for free at two e-filling stations (3.7 kW). So you can load the car during your visit and drive home worry- and stress-free.

How does it work?

If you want to leave the Vienna city life, then grab an ELOOP car near you and off you go. Cuddly for two in a Smart or with your family or friends in a BMW i3. If you don’t have the ELOOP app yet, just download it from your app store and register within 2 minutes. Regardless of whether it is a day of hiking, a leisurely stroll or discovering new places, from 7.50 € per hour or 49.90 € per day you have your own e-car for two people.

And best of all, you drive into the countryside with 100% green electricity! 

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