Grössenberg 13.12.2012

Today it is very cold,  -10 °C in the morning. At 10 a.m. I start a walk from Bad Fischau/Brunn, first over the wintery - bleak lily grassland, then up the Fischau mountains and on the Grössenberg. Further on to the marble quarry and back to Bad Fischau/Brunn.

Wintery fields near Brunn, with the view to Semmering

Recently planted vineyard in a good southerly place - the farmer protects the young plants with plastic covers against being eaten by the deer.

Winzendorf and the Semmering region

Panoramic picture from above the "lily grassland" - view over the southern Vienna´s plain to Wechsel and Semmering. In the plain Weikersdorf to the left and Winzendorf to the right. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

In the pine forest.

Farmers bring in wood at this time of the year.

The "faity tale meadow" above Muthmannsdorf.

View over Muthmannsdorf from near the "fairy tale meadow"

The summit cross of Grössenberg, untypically not mounted on ther highest point, but in a good view place to ...

 ... the dale of the "Neue Welt" ...

 ... and to the Hohe Wand. The view down to Muthmannsdorf is much more undisturbed, so maybe this is the reason for chosing this place for the cross.  Click here or into the picture for a larger version.


View from the real summit of Grössenberg.

Walking further to the marble quarry. The track in the snow is from a mad mountain biker.

Ascent to the "Neue Welt - View" above the marble quarry ...

 ... which I shall reach ...

 ...  in due course. Schlossberg now in front of Schneeberg.

Schneeberg and Hohe Wand, Maiersdorf in front.

Stollhof and Hohe Wand.

From here, you can see the part of Hohe Wand I visited on 22.11.2012. The deep cut is the Leitergraben, which I had to cross ...

 ... and from here the steep escarpents I walked along can perfectly be seen in profile.

Walking further to the marble quarry, with this fine panoramic view from its upper edge, over thge southern Vienna´s plain. On the horizon are the Rosalia mountains, to the right the Wechsel region. Click here or into the picture for a larger version.

View over the quarry from above.

Winter impressions from Muthmannsdorf´s marble quarry ...

New factories near Weikersdorf.

Winter impressions from Muthmannsdorf´s marble quarry ...

The fire place for the midsummer bonfire.

Stone table and a view to Wiener Neustadt

The escarpment of the quarry

Scattered blocks of marble stone.

The steep detritus

Back at the vineyards on the foot of the mountain.

I can see my car ...