2017-12-02

2 December: Schloss Maissau

Corona: Please follow the recommendations of the alpine associations of Austria, English translation on ACV (Alpine Club Vienna)

Hike Leader: Class: 4.5

*A circular hike will lead us from the rolling vineyards up to the granite-plateau of the Waldviertel with boulder strewn Scots pine woods. This countryside has remained relatively unspoiled. Every year Maissau castle, impressively lit up, serves as setting for the Maissau castle Christmas market. The first weekend of advent there will be a presentation of various wines, precious stones and handicrafts, which of course can also be purchased. In addition, there will be tempting culinary delicacies as well as music to guarantee a relaxing time, free of stress.

Route:Note: Route has changes because the trail is closed. This year version: Limberg (288) –Oberdürnbach – Maissau castle Christmas market – Gottfried von Einem-trail – Oberdürnbach – Bf. Limberg-Maissau (300). About 12 km walking (if the weather is nice)
Note: Bring snacks and drinks as some heuriger are closed. The Christmas market might offer some refreshments but no promise

Map: GISDAT Wanderkarte Maissau 1:25 000; freytag & berndt WK 073 Kamptal, Retz

Meet: 9:05 a.m. Wien Heiligenstadt U4, hall near the ticket machines; Einfach-Raus-Ticket, group by five and buy it together. REX-train for Gmünd dep. 9:36 to Limberg-Maissau arr. 10:36. Otherwise oneway is 16:50 euro

Return: 6 p.m. Wien

Cost: About EUR 15.

Registered: 18

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