280.891 Planning in rural and alpine areas - Viennese Alps
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, EX, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
Quinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: EX Excursion
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to apply their detailed knowledge about the essential development challenges of rural-alpine communities in southern Lower Austria. This includes in particular: affordable housing, scondary homes, conflicts of usage (e.g. recreation and forestry/hunting), public transport and mobility, nature protection, youth and educaton, etc.

Subject of course

The group embarks on a hike through the Vienna Alps – or rather the Vienna Woods, the Gutenstein Alps, the Türnitz Alps and the Mürzsteg Alps – with the aim of reaching the pilgrimage site of Mariazell. Along the way, we visit country inns and refuges for food and overnight stays, as well as various local politicians, leading companies and initiatives that are committed to the development of the respective community/region.

Kick-Off - Workshop: The Kick-Off will take place in the first week of Ocober and mandatory for all Participants (choosing the topics, planning/discussing the tirp). Excat dates follows asap.

Excursion: Mo 10. Ocober – Fr. 14. October 2022

Compilation of a reader: Until end of 2022

Teaching methods

The course uses a mix-method approach:

  • individual research
  • elements of 'promenadology'
  • discussions with stakeholders
  • drafting articles



Mode of examination


Additional information

The excursion is primarily on foot. We hike together from Vienna (or Mödling) to Mariazell. That means daily stages of 20km and more and you have to carry your luggage on your shoulders. The paths will be easy hiking trails throughout, but there are stages with up to 800 meters in altitude. Please only register for the excursion if you feel fit for it from a health perspective. During the excursion there is of course the option of departing by bus or train



Course dates

Tue16:00 - 17:0027.09.2022 Online - Link will be shared (LIVE)Online-Coordination Call
Tue16:00 - 18:0004.10.2022Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Kick-Off
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

The proof of performance will be recordes based on various components:

  • attendency of the excursion
  • active participation in discussions
  • quality of the reader contribution

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2022 12:00 28.09.2022 10:00 03.10.2022 12:00

Registration modalities

The course is open to Master's students (066 440)


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

The course has no specific requirements.