Lookout tower, Mountain summit, Scenic lookout


On September 26, 2004, the three communities of Asperhofen, Maria Anzbach and Neulengbach held the ceremonial opening of the new lookout on the 464 m high Buchberg. Since then, the Buchberg has once again become one of the most popular excursion destinations in the western part of the Vienna Woods, not least because the Buchberg refuge is located directly on the Buchberg summit.

The history of the Buchberg lookout and the Buchberg shelter

At the end of the 19th century, the Neulengbach club "D'Wildegger" (named after Wildegg Castle - district of Mödling, near Heiligenkreuz) decided to build a lookout on the Buchberg. This is completed in 1901 and in 1907 the"Wildegger shelter" is opened next door. Both buildings burn down in 1923 after a lightning strike.

In 1924 "D'Wildegger" builds the shelter again, which undergoes numerous extensions in the following years. In the following years, the popular excursion restaurant was renamed "Hans Krieger Hütte" after the former chairman of the "D'Wildegger" club.

In 1949 the shelter burns down again and for a few years a barrack is used as a bar. In 1954, a new mountain inn was built by a private owner, which still exists today. After a change of ownership, the restaurant ceased to operate in 1980.

In 1982, a citizens' initiative acquires the land immediately adjacent to the shelter and makes it available to the public. In 2002, thecommunities of Neulengbach, Maria Anzbach and Asperhofen alsosucceed in acquiring theland of the former shelter. The goal of the association"Tourismusgemeinschaft Buchberg", to which the above-mentioned communities belong, is to make the Buchberg a popular destination for excursions again.

Therefore, in 2003 the shelter is opened and since 2006 it is managed by Irene Cevela and Gerhard Köcher.

After 81 years, the time has come on September 26, 2004: the new, imposing, 22.5 meter high,Buchbergwarte is handed over to its intended use.

Excursion destination & inn

Especially for the cold season we recommend our new winter garden with a wonderful view far into the foothills of the Alps. We have room for 20 people in the winter garden and would be pleased about a reservation under 02772/51309 or schutzhaus@buchberg.co.at.

In the menu you will find wonderful soups, a guade Jaus'n, a fresh bread with..., down-to-earth and cottage specialties, fish from'n water, children's menu and sweets from'n Mehlspeiseck.


The lookout reaches a total height of 22.5 m. A total of 117 steps lead to the viewing platform, which is located at a height of 19.0 m.

Hiking routes

From Rekawinkel to Neulengbach: leisurely hike - on clear days you can overlook the chain of peaks from Schöpfl to Ötscher to Dürrenstein, from a corner of the terrace of the inn you can even see part of the Tote Gebirge and the Traunstein.
Total walking time 4 hours, altitude difference about 350 meters.
From Neulengbach am Buchberg:on the whole, a very comfortable, family-friendly loop over the Buchberg, ideal for a Sunday afternoon walk!
Walking time ascent approx. 1 ½ hours
Walking time descent approx. 1 hour

Mountain biking on the Buchberg - The Laurenzistrecke - Mountain biking over the Buchberg.

The beautiful Laurenzistrecke begins in Neulengbach at the recreation center and leads along the Laabenbach to Unterthurm. Continue via Altlengbach up to Hochstrass (sometimes quite strenuous climbs). From there it's rather downhill via Rekawinkel to Eichgraben. Then it's up to us on the Buchberg, where we are already waiting for you with refreshing drinks. After a wonderful panoramic view from the lookout, the route leads back to the starting point in Neulengbach.

Route length: 42,2 km - 700 meters altitude difference
Asphalt: 26,3 Km
Unpaved road/path: 15,9 Km

Gift vouchers - Buchberg gift voucher

We have the ideal gift for every occasion: Buchberg vouchers for 5 or 10 Euros!

Celebrations at the Buchberg

We would like to invite you to hold parties and celebrations of all kinds with us. We offer cold or warm buffet. Of course you can also eat a la carte or create your own menu in consultation with the chef.

The hall in the shelter can accommodate 70 people. Please make a reservation by phone 02772/51309 or by mail toschutzhaus@buchberg.co.at.


Location and how to get there