Hohe Wand is a rift at the eastern edge of the Alps - around 60 km southwest of Vienna.
The nearly perpendicular rockwall is extending to appr. 10km from northeast to southwest. The differencein height from the launching area to the landing area is appx.500 m.
Best wind conditions for soaring with hanggliders and paragliders are slight to moderate winds from east to south.
Because of the very particular geographic situation just between the flat land in the east and the Alp-mountains in the west it is very easy to get connected to thermals - making the Hohe Wand a very good launching site for either longlasting, relaxing rift-soaring as also to cross-country flights.