Wienerwald, Austria

Wienerwald, Austria

The green jungle of the Wienerwald, the Vienna Forest, seen from one of the many Jubiläumswarte towers constructed to climb above the tree canopy..

Wienerwald, Austria

Wienerwald, Austria

The green jungle of the Wienerwald, the Vienna Forest, seen from Harzberg viewing tower near Bad Vöslau, one of the many Jubiläumswarte towers constructed to climb above the tree canopy. The forest is a mixture of oaks and beeches but also black pines and red pines as well as larch.
The view is panoramic, in one direction is the Wiener Becken, the Vienna basin, a result of tectonic pull-apart action, the opposite of the crush topography common in Provence.
In the distance are the Hohe Wand (1132 m.) and most easterly Alpine peak over 2000 metres, the limestone Schneeberg (2076 m.)
After our hike we enjoyed a drink on the terrace of the Schutzhaus am Harzberg with a Käsekrainer hot sausage with mustard and ketchup. But there’s not a lot of evident animal wildlife left in the forest, sadly due in part to the hunting lodges such as this...