Vienna’s beauty lies not only in its rich architectural heritage but even more so in its natural resources. The majestic Danube river still has many side arms. The Lobau is a national park made of meadows and forests that can be reached via subway and yet it’s a world of its own. The perfect escape from city life is a walk in the National Park. Even if you didn’t book a tour or follow the signs and information panels you can still indulge and learn about the impressive and soothing beauty of this natural gem.
There is nothing better than to have a golden retriever on your side who cherishes the puddles just as much as all the mud in an autumnal scenery. It is mystical to get lost in the thick fog where you can easily meander for hours through Lobau. The Nationalpark center explains the flora and fauna of the park and is a perfect entry point for the adventure. Many different walking tours can be taken all flat but full of pleasant natural surprises. To respect the wild animals in the area, all dogs have to be kept on leashes. For the hungry wanderer, there are some good choices for refreshments on the fringes of the park. The legendary “Roter Hiasl” is the best bet to if you want to indulge in Austrian specialties like Wiener Schnitzel or Gordon Bleu after an extensive foray into the woods of the Viennese part of the Nationalpark Lobau.