👩🍳Observation tower Bad Sauerbrunn-Gespitzter Riegel. Bad Sauerbrunn in Burgenland is a traditional health resort. Hikers can draw natural mineral water there and pick large strawberries. The place is known for its water, with a high magnesium content. Behind the health centre the Gesundheit Zentrum Bad Sauerbrunn near the train station you can find the forest. The forest and the terrain begin and with them some of the hiking trails into the Rosaliengebirge whose elevations are often called bars. This low mountain range looks gentle from below, but the paths meander over many ridges and gorges. It’s easy on the eye, but at times exhausting.
From the Spitzten Riegel, a forest square, you have to go back briefly to the hiking trail and then on to the Mitterriegel from which you also have a good view. The paths are apart from initial stretch not very steep and extremely idyllic. Part of the Central Europe’s natural vegetation, forests are complex ecosystems that once almost completely covered our continent. Due to human influence, they only take up around one third of the land today.