To anyone in or around Vienna, we can certainly attest that the Windberg is well worth a visit. Just make sure you wear good boots and leave yourself enough daylight hours for the hike back down, especially in the off-chance that you or someone in your party sprains an ankle. It's been known to happen. :-(
We started in the tiny village of Hinternaßwald, our base camp. Five hours to the top.
Thanks to the incline, it didn't take very long to reach some amazing vistas.
Reaching an Alm (mountain pasture) and hearing the cowbells always feels very alpine.
On top of the Windberg, mountains as far as the eye can see
All smiles (after just having woken up from a short nap)
Our hiking buddies. This should be an advertisement for REI or Patagonia.
Lindsay + David = Lindsay & David in the exact same spot