Planning processes for cities and regions are, starting from the 1970s, increasingly understood as a communicative and not purely technical task. Methods of participation have therefore become a regular part of planning processes. In the course of this, various methods of public involvement are increasingly being used. Among other things, mobile participation methods are also used. The walk is one of them. Walks offer a broad range of design possibilities, ranging from a on site inspection during building negotiations to interactive performances. This work attempts to carry out a first structured indexing of the method of the walk for the planning. The basis for this serves, in particular, the personal experience from the participation, organization and carrying out of walks. An application-oriented approach in the sense of action research is therefore pursued. The thesis arose in a constant alternation between action, reflection and planning. At the beginning of the work, a possible history of the method of walking, as a reflected confrontation with the enviroment, is constructed and told, to identify the origins of the method. This is followed by an analysis of the walks that took place in the Vienna city region, leading to the definition of ideal types and practical tools for the application of the method. Finally, the walks undertaken by the author himself are presented and the resulting approaches for improvement, as well as generally challenges, are derived. The work also forms part of the author`s more than one-year learning process. In the end it provides a personal view of the method: What potential does the method provide for planning, and what were personal insights from the work? Which further development and research needs can be identified? The present work provides a starting point for a structured further development of the method in planning practice, teaching and research.