We climb the highest point of the Wechsel in the direct ascent, passing through coniferous forests, roaming over alpine mats and following the course of a torrent. If the weather plays with, we can expect a sweeping view! The Wechsel is one of the easternmost mountain ranges of the Alps and is twice as high as the highest peaks of the Vienna Woods. It forms the border between Lower Austria and Styria, between the Joglland and the Bucklige Welt. The mountain is not demanding and therefore well frequented, but it is famous for its weather capers. We choose a classic upgrade variant starting from Mariensee. Rock formations in the high forest, waterfalls and a colourful alpine landscape accompany us on the way.