Danube Cycle Path Stage 3 North Bank: Linz - Grein Stages in Upper Austria Cultural / historic Natur & Tiererlebnisse Danube Bike Path Lovely Lookouts Multistage tour Dining Karten & Touren anzeigen GPS track save/print

  • Donauradweg bei Grein
  • Schiffsanlegestelle Grein
Difficulty
hard
Tour length
60.58 km
duration
03:40 h
Anforderung an: Condition
5 von 6
Anforderung an: Technique
2 von 6
Experience
6 von 6
Landscape
6 von 6

Season:
Jan No Feb No Mar Yes Apr Yes May Yes Jun Yes Jul Yes Aug Yes Sep Yes Oct Yes Nov Yes Dec No

Ascent/Descent
123/149 Hm
Lowest point
228 Hm
Highest point
262 Hm
Altitude profile
  • Donauradweg bei Grein
  • Schiffsanlegestelle Grein
 Pill making and Celtic tombs The Upper Austrian capital Linz has a variety of interesting sights that entice visitors into going on an extensive sightseeing tour, e.g. through the historical center with main square and Landstrasse to the Castle Museum, the Botanical Garden, St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Musical Theatre at the Volksgarten, Lentos Museum and the Ars Electronica Center – to name just a few of the key sights. The Pöstlingberg, a hill that is another landmark of the city, is sure to bid you farewell when you leave.

Soon you pass Steyregg and its splendid 11th/12th c castle, but the latter only opens its gates for events taking place there.

Now you leave the Danube for a while and head toward Mauthausen. It was founded by the Babenbergs as a place to exact tolls (“Mautstätte”, hence the name “Mauthausen”, literally “toll house”). It gained notoriety as the site of the biggest Austrian Nazi concentration camp (now a memorial site).

At Castle Pragstein you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about making pills and mixing ointments, as it is home to Austria's only pharmacy museum.

At Au an der Donau or at the latest at Mitterkirchen im Machland you can take a side trip to Perg, the district seat for an enjoyable break. Alternatively you could combine your next stop with a visit to the Celtic village in Mitterkirchen, an open-air museum. It helps you vividly understand daily life in 700 B.C. Not far from there you can also visit Baumgartenberg Abbey. The abbey church is considered a gem of the Baroque era due to its magnificent stuccowork. From here the river guides you at a leisurely pace to Grein, the “Pearl of the Strudengau.”

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Tour length
60,579.36
Starting point
Linz
Point of arrival
Grein
Getting there
From Munich follow the A8 to Salzburg. In Austria follow the A1 to Linz.