Private Viennese Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

With the Vienna Winery Express Train up the Nußberg

Where the cog railway used to take people to the vineyards, the Vienna Heurigen Express now runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 May to 31 October. The Kahlenberg railway starts at Nussdorf station, now the turning loop of tram line D that connects the Vienna State Opera at Opernring in the center of Vienna with Nußdorf.

The Zahnradbahn Restaurant Einkehr in Nußdorf Vienna
The Zahnradbahn Restaurant Einkehr in Nußdorf Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

The Vienna Heurigen Express runs from Nussdorf up the old Kahlenbergerstraße for instance on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:45 and 14:15 and stops at the Mayer on Nußberg winery, from where you can also reach the other wineries on the Nußberg by foot such as for example the Wieninger and the Wailand winery.

Vienna Winery Train
Vienna Winery Train. © Brigitte Pamperl

On Foot through Eichelhofstraße up Nußberg

You can reach the Nußberg on foot from Nußdorf on Eichelhofstraße. Eichelhofstraße is named after an estate on the Nußberg. The Eichelhof derived its name from the acorn stands. Today, this area is home to the Ried Aichel vineyard, half of which is planted with Chardonnay and half with Wiener Gemischtem Satz.

Vienna Nußdorf Eichelhofstrasse on the Foot of Nußberg
Vienna Nußdorf Eichelhofstrasse on the Foot of Nußberg. © Brigitte Pamperl

The painter Carl Moll, a founding member of the Vienna Secession, captured the beautiful view of Vienna from the Nußberg as early as 1933 in his painting Donaublick vom Eichelhof, which was purchased by the Secession in 1936 and is now managed by the Belvedere in Vienna. In the centre of the painting you can see the very wide Danube with bridges and a large complex of buildings on its southern bank.

Carl Moll "Donaublick vom Eichelhof" 1933, Belvedere Wien
Carl Moll "Donaublick vom Eichelhof" 1933, Belvedere Wien

After a bend to the right, Eichelhofstraße climbs steeply uphill between high walls supported by arches. The high walls probably line a deep loess ditch. Loess was formed during the ice ages when glaciers and frost crushed rocks and stones into rock flour, which was spread by the wind and deposited in predisposed places.

Eichelhofstrasse between walled loess walls with an arch at the foot of Nussberg in Vienna
Eichelhofstrasse between walled loess walls with an arch at the foot of Nussberg in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

Vienna lies on the western edge of the Vienna Basin, which is located at the transition between the Alps and the Carpathians. From about 23 million years ago to about 5 million years ago, the Vienna Basin was an extensive basin of the primeval Parathetian Sea. Where the Eichelhofstraße rises steeply, the remains of a surf cave are a reminder of this time.

Surf Cave in the Eichelhofstrasse in Vienna Nussdorf
Surf Cave in the Eichelhofstrasse in Vienna Nussdorf. © Brigitte Pamperl

After overcoming the steep ascent in Eichelhofstraße, you reach the first small plateau with a viewing terrace, which offers a view to the north-east of the district of Vienna above the Danube, in the northern half of the Vienna Basin, which for a long time could only be reached by ferry after the first Danube bridge was built around 1500.

Viewing terrace half way up the Nußberg with a view of the buildings over the Danube
Viewing terrace half way up the Nußberg with a view of the buildings over the Danube. © Brigitte Pamperl

Today, numerous bridges take you to Vienna on the left bank of the Danube, with Donau City dominating the cityscape with its numerous high-rise buildings. From the Ried Aichel you have a beautiful view of these tall buildings at the Reichsbrücke. The Aichel vineyard on the Nußberg slopes east-south-east and is planted half with Chardonnay and half with Wiener Gemischtem Satz.

View from Ried Aichel on Nußberg on the Danube and Vienna
View from Ried Aichel on Nußberg on the Danube and Vienna.

If you follow the Eichelhofstraße along the ridge of the Nußberg, you will find the south-southeast-facing Obere Schos vineyard with a view of Vienna on your left. In addition to Riesling and Pinot Noir, half of the Obere Schos is planted with Wiener Gemischter Satz. Wiener Gemischter Satz is the „oldest grape variety in Vienna“.

Obere Schos vineyard on Nußberg in Vienna
Obere Schos vineyard on Nußberg in Vienna with a view of Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

The Ried Preussen on Nußberg in Vienna is a south-facing so called „Erste Lage“ vineyard of the ÖTW, the Austrian traditional wine estates that classify vineyard sites. A 1ÖTW site is a vineyard that produces wines that have proven to be the best of their appellation over time.

Preussen Vineyard on Nußberg in Vienna
Preussen Vineyard on Nußberg in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

The Wieninger winery is located on the broad ridge of the Nußberg, known as the Platte, with tables and benches extending into the neighbouring rows of vineyards and a spectacular view over Vienna. In addition to wines from the Wieninger winery, there are also wines from the Hajszan Neumann winery. The flagship of the Wieninger winery is the Wiener Gemischte Satz DAC.

Wieninger Winery on Nußberg in Vienna
Wieninger Winery on Nußberg in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

In the middle of the vineyards, you can sit under white parasols on simple benches and tables and enjoy the view into the distance while savouring organic wines. There is Wiener Gemischter Satz from Bisamberg and Nußberg alongside Riesling, Gelber Muskateller and Grüner Veltliner. The grapes for the Pinot Noir Select 2016 come from the best vineyards on the Bisamberg and Nußberg.

At Wieninger winery on Nußberg in Vienna
At Wieninger winery on Nußberg in Vienna

To accompany the wines, the Buschenschank Wieninger am Nußberg also serves cold dishes such as a ceviche of meat loaf, finely sliced with red peppers, onions, parsley and chives in a spicy marinade, like all dishes, beautifully presented and very tasty.

Ceviche from meatloaf at Wieninger on Nußberg
Ceviche from meatloaf at Wieninger winery on Nußberg. © Brigitte Pamperl

Spreads are a typical winery dish that is spread with a knife on bread or pastries, such as Wachauer Laberl or Vintschgerl. The most popular savoury spread at the Viennese wineries is Liptauer, a cheese spread made from curd cheese with butter or cream and ingredients such as paprika, onion, garlic and caraway.

Spreads in the Wieninger winery on Nußberg in Vienna
3 different Spreads in the Wieninger winery on Nußberg in Vienna, Liptauer, horseradish and meat. © Brigitte Pamperl

However, a still-warm Rebstöckl also tastes delicious without a spread, especially with a glass of rosé organic grape juice. Rosé grape juice is a light-coloured grape juice that is produced by brief contact with the skins of red wine grapes. The berries are separated from the grape stems and carefully squeezed so that the initially colourless juice can escape from the berries and come into contact with the red skins.

Still Warm Rebstöckl at Wieninger Winery on Nußberg Vienna
Still Warm Rebstöckl at Wieninger Winery on Nußberg Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

If you continue along the Eichelhofweg from the Wieninger winery on the Nußberg, you can see the 1ÖTW Ried Langteufel vineyard to the south on your left. The approximately 9 hectares of vineyards in the Langteufel vineyard extend 60 metres down the Nußberg to Kahlenberger Straße. The Langteufel vineyard has been documented since the 14th century and 64% of it is planted with Wiener Gemischtem Satz.

1ÖTW Vineyard Langteufel on Nußberg in Vienna
1ÖTW Vineyard Langteufel on Nußberg in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

The plateau on the broad ridge of the Nußberg is part of the Ried Weisleiten, which slopes to the north-east in its lower section. The good sites are all south-facing. It is therefore interesting to taste a glass of Wiener Gemischter Satz from the Weisleiten vineyard at Wieninger on Nußberg.

Vineyard on the plateau of Nußberg in Vienna
Vineyard on the plateau of Nußberg in Vienna on the foot of Leopoldsberg. © Brigitte Pamperl

The wine bar of the Mayer winery on Nußberg is located on Kahlenberger Straße, where the Vienna Heurigen Express has a stop. The area of the Mayer wine tavern extends outside on the upper edge of the south-facing Roithen vineyard, over 80% of which is planted with Grüner Veltliner.

Mayer Winery on Nußberg in Vienna
Mayer Winery on Nußberg in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

At the bar of the Mayer winery on Nußberg you can enjoy a glass of Wiener Gemischter Satz from the Nußberger ÖTW first location Preussen while sitting in a deckchair on the meadow. There is also a Gemischter Satz from the Nußberger vineyard Langteufel. But if you want to taste it, you have to take a whole bottle.

Deck Chairs at Mayer Winery on Nußberg in Vienna
Deck Chairs at Mayer Winery on Nußberg in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

The Mayer winery on Nußberg also offers bouteille wines from Mayer am Pfarrplatz, such as Gelber Muskateller, Riesling from the Alsegg – Hernals vineyard and Zweigelt, the most widespread red wine variety in Austria, a cross between Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent, which is often used as a partner for cuvées.

Mayer winery on Nußberg in Vienna
People sitting in deck chairs at Mayer winery on Nußberg in Vienna.

To the north-east of the Nußberg is the Leopoldsberg, on which the white of the Leopolds Church shines, visible from afar. The Leopolds Church was built by Emperor Leopold I on the occasion of the plague in Vienna and dedicated to Margrave Leopold III, who in turn founded Klosterneuburg Abbey.

Leopolds Church on Leopolds Mountain
Leopolds Church on Leopolds Mountain seen from Nußberg. © Brigitte Pamperl

Wailand’s winery is located in the east- and south-east-facing Pratteln vineyard at the foot of the Kahlenberg. With a beautiful view of the Leopolds mountain and Vienna, you can enjoy the regional wine Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC, whose grapes come from Viennese vineyards, surrounded by vines.

People sitting in the vineyard of the Wailand winery on Nußberg
People sitting in the vineyard of the Wailand winery on Nußberg. © Brigitte Pamperl

From the wine tavern of the Wailand winery, you can look out over the Pratteln, Schweizerberg and Weisleiten vineyards to the Danube and the tower blocks to the left and right of it. The Pratteln vineyard is located directly below the Kahlenberg on the edge of the forest. This is followed downwards by the Schweizerberg vineyard, which is mainly planted with Grüner Veltliner. Most of the area is taken up by the Weisleiten vineyard, which slopes to the north-east.

The Vineyards Pratteln, Schweizerberg and Weisleiten on Nußberg in Vienna
The Vineyards Pratteln, Schweizerberg and Weisleiten on Nußberg in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

On our way back from the Nußberg, we walk along the foot of the south south-west facing slope of the Mitterberg vineyard towards Muckental, the border between Grinzing and Heiligenstadt. In 1802 Ludwig van Beethoven moved to Heiligenstadt to visit a bathing establishment, which he hoped would alleviate his deafness.

Mitterberg Vineyard on Nußberg in Vienna
Mitterberg Vineyard on Nußberg in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

Wildgrub lane runs from Kahlenberger Street on Nußberg through Mitterberg vineyard to Muckental, the border between Heiligenstadt and Grinzing, and along the Schreiber stream back to Heiligenstadt and Beethoven Park. The composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Germany in 1770 and came to Vienna in 1792 to study.

Wildgrub lane on Nußberg in Vienna
Wildgrub lane at the end of the Mitterberg vineyard on Nußberg in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

In the Muckental valley, the Wildgrub Lane leads downhill in an east-south-easterly direction on the left-hand side of the Schreiber stream, which is also known as the Nuß stream, through the shady, cool forest. Rapidly swelling floodwaters in the Schreiberbach repeatedly caused flooding in Nußdorf before the stream was arched.

Wildgrubgasse in Muckental on Nußberg in Vienna
Wildgrubgasse in Muckental on Nußberg in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

In the Beethoven Park in Heiligenstadt, a bust of Ludwig van Beethoven, created in 1862 by the sculptor Anton Dominik Fernkorn, who also created the equestrian statues of Archduke Karl and Prince Eugene on Vienna’s Heldenplatz, is located on a pillar.

Beethoven Monument in Beethoven Park in Heiligenstadt in Vienna
Beethoven Monument in Beethoven Park in Heiligenstadt in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl

From Kahlenberger Street in Heiligenstadt through Beethoven Park along the Schreiber stream and, after crossing Eroica Lane, on to Zahnradbahn Street was a favourite walk of Ludwig van Beethoven, who often stayed in Heiligenstadt in the summer.

Beethoven walkway in Heiligenstadt in Vienna
Beethoven walkway in Heiligenstadt in Vienna. © Brigitte Pamperl
People sitting in the vineyard of the Wailand winery on Nußberg

Private Walking Tour to Wineries on Nußberg

On this private walking tour through vineyards to wineries on Nußberg in Vienna, you will be accompanied by 2 nice winery guides. You will stop off at 3 wineries in 3 different locations on Vienna's Nußberg and enjoy typical cold wine-growers' dishes such as spreads, smoked meats and, for dessert, a delicious sheet cake, for example. At each of the 3 wineries on Nußberg, you will primarily taste the in-house "Wiener gemischter Satz DAC" from the best vineyards on the Nußberg in the 3 quality grades of regional wine, local wine and vineyard wine while enjoying the spectacular view of Vienna.

  • A beautiful, guided walk through the vineyards up the Nußberg with spectacular views of Vienna and back.

    2 friendly, local winery guides who will take you to the best and most beautiful wineries on the Nußberg and enjoy the best Viennese wine and the best winery food with you.

Pick up in Vienna by car

Drive by car through Vienna to the starting point of the tour in Zahnradbahnstraße in Vienna Nußdorf.

Guided walk from Nußdorf on the Eichelhofstraße to the Nußberg. Visit to the best situated vineyards with the most beautiful view of Vienna on the way up. Stop off at 3 different wineries on the Nußberg.

Tasting of the different varieties of Wiener Gemischter Satz, from regional wines to local wines to vineyard wines. This is accompanied by typical winery specialities such as bread with spreads like Liptauer and horseradish spread. There will also be a typical Viennese winery dessert, such as a sheet cake.

Walk back together to the starting point in Nußdorf.

Return by car to the pick-up point in Vienna

  • Arrival
  • We pick up guests from all Viennese accommodations, from railway stations and from Danube cruise ships that dock in Vienna. If the hotel or the landing stage cannot be reached by car, we will pick you up from a nearby location that is within walking distance.
  • Return
  • The return journey is to the original pick-up point.

The private Viennese Winery Walking Tour on the Nußberg is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Bookings can be made by telephone on +43 680 301 7720 or by e-mail to office@fasten-tour.com.
    Bookings are confirmed after a deposit of €150 has been transferred to our PayPal business account at the link PayPal.Me/tasteofvienna.
    The balance is due at the end of the tour and can be paid in cash or by card.
    This tour is a private tour for 2 or 4 people.
    2 people per booking are required.
    The minimum age is 16 years since in Austria people are allowed to drink wine from the age of 16.
    Pick-up is between 12:00 and 13:00.
    Exact pick-up times will be arranged at the time of booking.
    Most travellers can take part.
    Duration approx. 4 – 6 hours. The exact duration may vary, including pick-up and return journey.
    • The private Vienna Nußberg Winery Tour for 2 persons costs € 599,00 and € 699,00 for 4 persons.

      After transferring a deposit of € 150 to our PayPal business account under the link PayPal.Me/tasteofvienna to confirm the booking, the remaining amount is due at the end of the Vienna Nußberg Winery Tour and can be paid in cash or by card.

  • Cancellation is possible free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the Vienna Nußberg Winery Tour.
  • If you have any questions about the Vienna Nußberg Winery Walking and Taste Tour, just give us a call. The telephone number is +43 680 301 7720 and you will speak directly to Mr Schlappack, the organiser of the Vienna Nußberg Winery Walking and Taste Tour.

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