In the realm of the Leechwald squirrels
From the Mariatrost basilica, head through Leechwald forest to the idyllic Hilmteich pond. A variety-packed hike for the versatile.
Another gem in the middle of the greenery is the Hilmteich. Whether in summer with a shady picnic under the trees, in autumn enjoying the wonderful colors of nature, during winter ice skating or in spring to let the first warm rays of sunshine shine on your skin during a walk, the Hilmteich is always worth a visit.
On the meandering path down towards Hilmteich, with a bit of luck you might encounter Leechwald squirrels. Just before the end of the route, the “WIKI Adventure Park” spreads out in front of you. Do you have any energy left? Then test your skills on one of the seven courses. Once you reach your destination, a wonderful view opens up of the idyllic Hilmteich pond and the Hilmteichschlössl (“Café Purberg”), where you can drink a coff ee or take a boat trip. (Tip: You can also ice skate here in winter!) Tram line 1 towards Eggenberg/UKH will take you back to the city centre.
In winter you can also ice skate at the Hilmteich!