Gamseck summit and two via ferratas

In addition to the Schneeberg and the Hohe Wand, the Rax is also one of Vienna's Hausberge. The striking mountain range with its high plateau is a paradise for mountain lovers from the surrounding area as far as Vienna and Austria's eastern neighbors. The climb up the Rax from the Reißtal not only offers beautiful nature and a stunning view on the nearby Schneealpe in the west, but is also an insider tip if you want to explore the Rax away from the hustle and bustle. The Rax is extremely well developed for tourism. As early as the 19th century, many climbs were secured and made accessible to nature lovers. In addition to numerous climbs and paths, you can also take the Rax cable car to the east side of the high plateau and stop off at one of the numerous managed huts that are open in summer.  The western side of the mountain range is somewhat more tranquil, not least due to the longer journey for many visitors (~100 km or 62 mi and 1.5 hours by car from Vienna city center), bu

Ibexes around the western summit of the Gamskögel

Exposed climb to the Preinerwand via the legendary Haid-Steig

The long ascent to the Großer Buchstein pays off