Danube Cycle Path, stage 7, south bank: Klosterneuburg – Petronell Cultural / historic The Danube in Lower Austria Römerland Carnuntum-Marchfeld Danube Bike Path Carnuntum Stages in Lower Austria Carnuntum Wine Road Multistage tour Dining Karten & Touren anzeigen GPS track save/print

  • Stift Klosterneuburg © Stift Klosterneuburg
  • Römerstadt Carnuntum © Andreas Hofer
  • Nationalpark Donau-Auen © Donau Niederösterreich/Steve Haider
  •  schlossORTH Nationalpark-Zentrum © Donau Niederösterreich/Steve Haider
Difficulty
medium
Tour length
59.18 km
duration
04:00 h
Anforderung an: Condition
4 von 6
Experience
3 von 6
Landscape
4 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
325/307 Hm
Lowest point
145 Hm
Highest point
198 Hm
Altitude profile
  • Stift Klosterneuburg © Stift Klosterneuburg
  • Römerstadt Carnuntum © Andreas Hofer
  • Nationalpark Donau-Auen © Donau Niederösterreich/Steve Haider
  •  schlossORTH Nationalpark-Zentrum © Donau Niederösterreich/Steve Haider
Tête-à-tête of culture and nature

On this seventh stage of the Danube Bike Path, long-distance cyclists pedal along the lovely Danube bank promenade in Vienna. Then the path runs along the north bank through the idyllic Danube Wetlands National Park. At Haslau, you cross the Danube and the route takes you to the south bank to Petronell.

Make sure to take time for a tour of Klosterneuburg Abbey, which was founded in the 12th c. At least take a look at its treasury, which holds the altar of Verdun from 1181 and is definitely worth seeing, or visit the four-story cellars of the abbey, which is Austria’s oldest winemaker. Vienna is only a stone’s throw away from the abbey.

If you choose not to circumvent Vienna via the Nordbrücke (bridge), you soon reach the so-called “Danube Canal” on the south bank, which takes you straight into the center of the city. After freshening up in a bicycle-friendly hotel of your choice (q.v. www.wien.info), you are free to explore this grand city.

You can visit a vast variety of attractions such as Schönbrunn with its palace,   zoo, palace grounds and Gloriette, Vienna’s historical center with St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg (the imperial apartments, Sisi museum, treasury, Spanish Riding School), the Art History Museum, the graphic collection Albertina and the MuseumsQuartier. Other great sights awaiting you are Belvedere Palace, the Prater with its Giant Ferris Wheel, Jugendstil, cafés and heurige…

If you leave the city along the north bank, you reach Lobau – a part of the Danube Wetlands National Park. These wetlands form a unique natural habitat for beavers, kingfishers and even gray sea eagles and extend to the Austrian-Slovak border. It is one of the biggest intact areas of wetlands in Central Europe. You can find out details at Orth Castle, which is just beyond Schönau. The schlossORTH National Park-Centre is housed in this pretty castle (field trips, boat tours, local museum). The castle island has an interactive wetlands exhibition complete with underwater observation station.

After a ferry ride over the Danube you arrive in Petronell-Carnuntum. Before reaching this town, you pass Austria’s largest Roman landmark, the “Heidentor” (“Heathen’s Gate”), the ruin of a 4th c triumphal monument. The Roman city of Carnuntum is well worth a visit with its authentic reconstruction of part of a Roman city.

More details

Tour length
59,179.98
Starting point
Klosterneuburg
Point of arrival
Petronell-Carnuntum
Getting there
Get off the B22 in Vienna at the Klosterneuburg exit and continue on the B14.

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