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  • Donauradweg Grein - Schloss Greinburg
  • Donauradweg Grein - Schloss Greinburg
  • Donauradweg Grein - im Hintergrund Schloss Greinburg
Tour length
44.61 km
03:30 h
Anforderung an: Condition
3 von 6
Anforderung an: Technique
1 von 6
3 von 6
4 von 6

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

356/376 Hm
Lowest point
208 Hm
Highest point
250 Hm
Altitude profile
  • Donauradweg Grein - Schloss Greinburg
  • Donauradweg Grein - Schloss Greinburg
  • Donauradweg Grein - im Hintergrund Schloss Greinburg
Where side trips promise views Before you set off you should take a stroll through – maybe even a guided tour of – charming Grein, walking across the picturesque old main square to the historic city theater, to the Upper Austrian Navigation Museum or to Greinburg Castle. A visit to the nearby “Stillensteinklamm”, a ravine with impressive rock formations, would be another option.

Soon you will pass the densely wooded slopes of the Strudengau, a section of the Danube Valley whose name comes from the swirls in the river (“Struden”), which used to pose a problem for mariners.

Near St. Nikola the Werfenstein ruins rise over the Danube. Chains were thrown from here to Wörth Island to stop ships from going through in the past. Following romantic Donauleiten and after passing Sarmingstein and Hirschenau, you reach Persenbeug, home to what is probably one of the most famous Austrian Danube power stations. It is open for guided tours (advance reservations required).

Two more side trips will lure you away from the Danube. Near Marbach you can, if your bike and you are ready for some uphill riding, visit the pilgrimage church Maria Taferl. At this beautiful Baroque basilica you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Danube Valley. Near Klein-Pöchlarn you can take a trip to nearby Artstetten. In the castle you can see a documentation of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s life. The successor to the throne, who was killed in 1914 in Sarajevo, and his wife are buried in the crypt that is also located there. At the final destination of this stage, Emmersdorf, the Danube bridge allows a visit to the sights in Melk on the other side of the river.


We recommend: In Grein you take the ferry (or shortly before Grein the bridge) to the south bank and continue there on the Danube cycle path. At the Danube power plant Ybbs-Persenbeug you will be able to reach the northern shore again. The Danube-shore trail takes you from Grein to Sarmingstein.

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Getting there
Follow the B3 (Donaustrasse) to Grein