Know your limits - Realistically approach the route and do not overestimate yourself. If you feel like it's just not working anymore, break off the hike and seek help or make an emergency call.
Know your route - Some trails are very clearly signposted. But some are more adventurous. It happens that hikers get off the track. Therefore, it is worthwhile to take a closer look at the planned hiking route. It's also good if someone knows where you are going.
Watch the weather - Keep an eye on the weather to be able to quickly detect possible thunderstorms.
Proper clothing - Very important, of course, is the choice of suitable footwear. Solid shoes that sit well and feel comfortable are important for protecting the legs and joints. Choosing the right clothes can be very important for your hiking luck. Dressed too cold or too warm, both are not pleasant. The sunscreen, so for the skin and head, is important. And do not forget the rain cover.
Be helpful - If you feel someone needs help, offer your help. Know the emergency numbers: in Austria: Rescue: 144 - Mountain Rescue: 140 - Fire Department: 133
Nature watching, nature conservation - Behave in nature as a guest. One should as little as possible intervene in nature walks. In particular, do not feed animals, do not pick plants or flowers, do not collect stones. Do not throw away garbage. Take a garbage bag with you to take your own garbage with you. Trash can really only use in an emergency, as these are usually rarely emptied and the garbage in strong winds only quite back in the woods. Even animals stumble in the search for food on trash and eat for them harmful food or even garbage.
Pack your backpack properly - Even though a hike may be short, you should always drink enough, preferably water, and have a snack with you. Always with it should also be a small garbage bag to be able to take back any trash again.
Do not dump garbage in nature - It has already been mentioned, but is important to us. Garbage, no matter how small, has lost nothing in nature. Even cigarette butts are an absolute no-go. Just imagine, someone walks past your garden and throws his garbage and the still smoldering cigarette just over the fence in your garden. Not ok right?
Safety first - Do not take unnecessary risks. Especially on steep terrain on the ground and tight hold. Do not do any climbing tours without the appropriate backups.