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Paragliding in Maierdorf Valley, Hohe Wand, Lower Austria Austria

Altitude valley town:
450 m/1476 ft
Altitude difference:
-5 to 535 m/-16.4 to 1755 ft
Haul, soaring, walk and fly, dragons:
Yes
GPS coordinates of the valley:
47 ° 49 '00'' N, 16 ° 3' 0'' E
Wiener Neustadt is a town which is situated in the south of Vienna, within the state of Lower Austria in the northeastern Austria. The city is self-governed and is the seat of the district administration in Wiener Neustadt Land. Wiener Neustadt and its surroundings are famous due to their sporting activity.

Hohe Wand is located at about 19 km/11 mi in the east of Wiener Neustadt and at 70 km/43 mi, about an hour drive, in the south of Vienna. In Hohe Wand, there is Maierdorf valley where a very popular air sport is being performed, that is Paragliding. It is the nearest area viewed from Vienna. Especially if wind blows from the east and southeast, it is an excellent soaring site to glide above.

The thermals are sometimes so active that novice para-gliders should avoid the midday hours, especially in spring and summer. Sometimes on weekends and mainly in winter and fall, thermals may prevail in the vicinity of the launching site at the Hohe Wand. Hohe Wand contributes an arena of 3-12 km / 1.1-7.8 mi in length so many pilots can simultaneously launch their para-glide.

You just have to walk and then fly up from an altitude of 1100 m /3.608 ft. High climbing, silent bird, same gliding, fantastic vistas, endless blue – thousands of impressions and 20 – 30 minutes later, you put your feet gently and safely on the landing field. It is a paragliding heaven!

Bear in mind that your outfit should be windproof warm clothing and put on some high ankle shoes and sunglasses to enjoy the view from above.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Salzburg
183.5 miles/295 km, 2 hours 48 minutes
Head north on Vogelweiderstr./B150 to Pauernfeindstr., Continue to follow the B150, Enter the A1/E55/E60 through auxiliary road to Wien / Linz Continue to follow the A1 (Road with controlled toll), Continue to Wr. Str./B1 Continue to follow the B1, Turn left into the Rederg. / Wr. Str. / B1 Continue to follow the Wr. Str./B1, Slight right to Karlspl. / Wr. Str./B1, Continue to follow the Wr. Str./B1, Turn left into the Johannesg, Turn right at the Schellingg, Continue to Coburgbastei, Turn left into the Liebenbergg, Turn left into the Seilerstätte, Take 1st right onto Singerstr, Take 1st right onto Riemerg, Take 1st left into Schulerstr.
BY CAR FROM Graz
124.4 miles/200 km, 1 hour 58 minutes
Head southwest on Landhausg to Schmiedg, turn left into the Schmiedg, turn right at the Joanneumring, take 1st left into Wielandg, turn left into the Grazbachg, turn right at the Conrad-von-Hötzendorf-Straße, turn left into the Ulrich-Lichtenstein-Gasse, continue to Liebenauer Tangente, continue to Süd Autobahn(signalsA2/Ungarn/Italien/A9/Deutschland/Slowenien/Raaba/Flughafen), at the junction Knoten Graz-Ost, stay left and follow signs for A2/E66 to Wien / Gleisdorf / Laßnitzhöhe / Yngarn, continue to follow the A2 (road with controlled toll). Proceed to A23 (Toll road), take the exit for B227,enter the Ost Autobahn / A4 (Road with controlled toll). Continue to Schüttelstr. / B B227 Z, Continue to follow the B227, Turn left into the (n) Aspernbrücke, Continue to Stubenring, Turn right at the Zedlitzg, Continue to Schulerstr.
BY AIR
Flughafen Wien - Vienna International Airport,
12.7 miles/20 km
BY TRAIN

Take a train from anywhere in Austria and disembark at the Wien central station.

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