Vienna’s local mountains: hikers need a negative corona test – Coronavirus Vienna


Hiking tours in Vienna’s local mountains are currently only possible with a negative antigen test.
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Attention excursionists: The exit controls currently in force in three Lower Austrian districts also affect Vienna’s local mountains. If you want to go on a tour in the area, you need a negative corona test.

The exit controls from the two Lower Austrian districts Wiener Neustadt-Land and Neunkirchen also have an impact on hikers and ski tourers.

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“Viennese local mountains = hairdresser”, the Alpine Club Mountain Association drew attention to Facebook. Tours on the Hohe Wand, Semmering or Schneeberg, for example, are currently only possible if the test result is negative. Because the corona-related exit controls have been in force since midnight.

Exit controls also affect Viennese local mountains

The police make random checks at the district exits. So anyone who wants to spend the Palm Sunday weekend on Vienna’s local mountains, for example, has to carry a negative antigen test that is not older than 48 hours or a PCR test that is not older than 72 hours.

The parking spaces at Semmering, for example, had to be closed at the beginning of the year due to too much rush, and there was also a lot of rush on the Hohe Wand.

Skiers are also subject to compulsory testing

Even skiers who travel from the federal capital to the ski areas Zauberberg am Semmering or Stuhleck, which are particularly popular with Viennese, should definitely have a current negative test result with them. At the Zauberberg itself, one does not have to be shown, according to the operating company on Thursday afternoon at APA’s request. FFP2 masks are compulsory on the company premises, in the checkout area, in the cable car systems and in closed rooms, whereby FFP2 masks are available at the cash desks at a unit price of one euro. “When you leave the Neunkirchen district, random checks have been carried out since today to determine whether you really have a negative test,” it was emphasized.

Ski operation on the Zauberberg until April 5th

Skiing on the Zauberberg will continue until April 5th. Access is only possible with a valid ticket, which can be purchased online, or a reservation. Current snow depth on the Zauberberg: 40 to 70 centimeters.

In the Neunkirchen district there are a total of seven ski areas, which mainly attract alpine skiers from the greater Vienna area. In addition to the Zauberberg, Mönichkirchen / Mariensee, the Wunderwiese in Puchberg am Schneeberg and the St. Corona family arena are the best known. The exit controls also include the Unterberg in the Wiener Neustadt-Land district, which is popular with ski tourers.

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