Be inspired like Beethoven, who roamed these hills in 1814. After gathering at Vienna Main Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof) we'll catch a 20-minute train to Mödling, a quaint town just outside Vienna. A short walk will lead us straight through the town up to the thick-walled St. Othmar Church. There, we start our proper ~2 hours hike up and around the picturesque Kalenderberg with its token Castle Liechtenstein, which starred in Stephen Herek's "The Three Musketeers". Expect a lush pine forest, magnificent views and impressive medieval architecture. Underway, we'll have fun with social games, discussion prompts and local trivia.
St. Othmar parish church (15th century)
Castle Liechtenstein (12th century)
Pepper tin chapel ruins (Pfefferbüchsel)
After the hike we'll take a leisurely stroll through Mödling's medieval city center before hopping back on the train to Vienna Main Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof).
Your host is an outward-thinking individual who lived in three cultures on two continents. Fluent in 7½ languages, he visited more than 40 countries from Nicaragua to North Korea and loves sharing off-beat travel stories. Ask him anything!
Total time: ~3½ hours
Wear: Firm shoes, rain gear depending on weather
Value and booking
Price includes train tickets, beverage and friendly host. Discounts available for early birds, train pass holders (ÖBB-Klimaticket/Interrail), repeat participants, groups and Ukrainian nationals. In case of severely bad weather, this event will be cancelled and refunded.
Early birds till April 9
Last minute (from 24h before event)
Social Hike: Kalenderberg Medieval forest exploration