Schutzhaus Eisernes Tor

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Der Hohe Lindkogel - vielen besser bekannt als "Eisernes Tor" (oder auch Kalter Berg genannt) - gehört zu den meistbesuchten Bergen des Wienerwaldes, und zwar zu jeder Jahreszeit. Hier erwartet dich das Schutzhaus des ÖTK mit seiner Sina-Warte.

The Hohe Lindkogel - better known to many as the "Iron Gate" (or also called the Cold Mountain) - is one of the most visited mountains in the Vienna Woods, in every season. The ÖTK shelter with its Sina-Warte awaits you here.


The Hohe Lindkogel dominates the eastern edge of the Vienna Woods between Baden bei Wien and Bad Vöslau with its height and expanse. On its summit is the "Eisernes Tor" (Iron Gate) shelter of the ÖTK with the Sina-Warte, built in 1856, from which you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view.


In 1883, the plan to build a shelter, which had been pursued since 1878 but was difficult to realise due to the opposition of the landowners, became concrete to the extent that the decision was made to connect the building to be erected with the Sina lookout "by means of a smaller, low annex". The commission hearing for the construction took place on 20 June 1883; the shell of the Iron Thor shelter was completed in 1883, the interior work followed in 1884 and on 3 August 1884 the ÖTK shelter was ceremoniously opened with over 700 people in attendance. In 1904, the largest extension of the shelter to date took place.

Popular destination in winter

The Iron Gate usually rises above the blanket of fog that forms in the Vienna Basin in winter, and then you have a fantastic panoramic view from the lookout tower all the way to the Little Carpathians, Vienna and the Schneeberg.

In the cold season, you can also count on magnificent hoarfrost formations that please the eye and the soul. Until the 1960s, the Hohe Lindkogel was even considered a ski mountain, and championships were held on the downhill run across the Orchideenwiese to Sattelbach.

Today, tobogganing on the 4 km long forest road to Rohrbach is a popular leisure activity for young and old.


Many hikers prefer the ascents from the Helenental, even though they require the greatest difference in altitude. The route through the narrow limestone ditch, whose slopes are interspersed with picturesque rocks, and over the lightly secured Brennersteig trail, however, has an almost alpine character and is also extremely romantic, even if you do work up a sweat. In winter, particular caution is advised on icy paths in the Kalkgraben and on the short Brennersteig.

from Rohrbach, Zoblhof or Vöslauer Hütte: 1¼ hours
from Augustinerhütte or Merkenstein: 1½ hours
from Jägerhaus, Cholera Chapel: 2 hours
from Mayerling: 2½ hours
from Baden or Bad Vöslau: 3 hours

At the beginning of the last century, plans were made for a cable railway from the Helenental. In 1897 there was a plan to build an electric railway "over the Waldandacht to the Eiserne Thor" from the tram line leading from Baden to Vöslau, branching off in the area of the Goldeck stop. For lack of money, none of the ideas were realised. So today you have to walk or mountain bike to the ÖTK refuge and the attached Sina-Warte on the summit of the Hoher Lindkogel.

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