Last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 06:49 am
The Rax mountain in the Vienna Alps in Lower Austria is known for its cosy and welcoming huts.
The 1500m-high Rax is a mountain with a rich history. The Rax cable car, which opened in 1926, was the first cable car in Austria. Sigmund Freud was a frequent guest in the Ottohaus, one of the huts on the Rax. Viktor Frankl, the founder of logotherapy, climbed the rocky Rax by various routes. He believed that climbing and the Rax taught him about life.
Today’s hikers appreciate the mountain above all because of the beautiful view and the welcoming huts. “Hut hopping” is one of the popular pastimes.
One of these route variants leads from the top station of the cable car to the Ottohaus, to the new Seehütte and back to the mountain inn at the top station in just under four hours. On the eleven-kilometre stretch, you climb a total of 394 metres uphill and downhill.
The Raxseilbahn is open until 10 November.
More information: www.wieneralpen.at