Hiking along the castle ruin Schaunburg
View of the Schlögener Schlinge
St. Stephen's Cathedral in Passau

Danube Trail

Passau - Linz.

The route starts in dome city Passau and follows the river Danube to Linz. You walk on gently undulating hills above the river through shady forests, up to ruins and bewitching viewpoints. Make sure to rest at the Schlögener Schlinge! Such fantastic views will come across along your journey often. The tour course offers many breath-taking views onto the river. And on the way cosy taverns seduce you with homemade specialities and cider or self-pressed fruit juice.

Mountain Walking
Mountain Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Enjoy the charm of Passau’s historic city centre during a leisurely stroll.

Take the river boat for a short transfer to Obernzell. There you start the Danube Trail and your first stage to the Danube-ferry Engelhartszell. Monastery Engelszell is the only Trappist monastery of Austria and well known for the gorgeous rococo-church.

approx. 6 hours
16 km
750 m
750 m

By ferry back again to the northern bank of the Danube. Today you walk up the steep "Donauleiten" to Penzenstein where a magnificent view over the valley awaits you. You walk over hills and will soon reach the ruins Rannariedl. After the descent you follow the path parallel to Danube to Wesenufer. Should you feel too hot just dip your feet into the water.

approx. 5 hours
10 km
650 m
650 m

Today you walk up to Marsbach palace. You are accompanied by the marvellous hilly scenery of the Mühlviertel-region leading you directly to the river S-bend ‚Schlögener Schlinge’. Numerous castle ruins remind you of the wild era of the medieval robber baronry along the river Danube. From the Heichenbach-ruin you have already a presentiment of your Day Finish Schlögen.

approx. 6 hours
13 km
700 m
700 m

The famous river bend Schlögener Schlinge is best viewed from high above. Take your time for the steep climb and enjoy the breathtaking view on this natural spectacle.

approx. 6,5 hours
19 km
600 m
600 m

The hiking tour begins with a bus trip from Aschach to Ottensheim. Then walk from Ottensheim, always with a beautiful view of the Wilhering Abbey, to Pöstlingberg and further on to Linz.

 

approx. 6 hours
16 km
690 m
280 m

Tour character

Technically easy tour, one stage is with up to 19 km a little bit longer. Longer and shorter ascents and descents.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 17, 2020
daily except Sundays
Season 2
May 2, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020
daily except Sundays
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
daily except Sundays
Danube Trail 7 days, AT-DOWPL-07X
Base price
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
479.00
159.00
169.00
559.00
159.00
169.00
579.00
159.00
169.00

Category: 4****- and 3***-hotels

Season 1
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 17, 2020
Season 2
May 2, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Passau
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Linz
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
59.00
78.00
59.00
78.00
59.00
78.00
59.00
78.00
59.00
78.00
59.00
78.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • Boat trip from Passau to Obernzell
  • Ferry trip Engelhartszell and Schlögen
  • Liqueur tasting in abbey Engelszell
  • City tour by Linz-City-Express
  • Train ride Linz – Passau
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German)
  • Service hotline

 

Optional extras:

  • If half board: min 3-course evening meal

 

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Passau is easily accessible by train.
  • Public parking garage in Passau “Globus Garage” for approx. EUR 60 per week, reservation necessary.
  • Train fare from Linz back to Passau is included in the price. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours or optional by Danube boat. (www.donauschifffahrt.eu).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus fare Aschasch – Ottensheim, approx. EUR 2,50 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

 

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