• Marbach, Nibelungengau
  • Basilika Maria Taferl
  • Marbach im Nibelungengau
  • Donaukraftwerk Ybbs-Persenbeug, Nibelungengau

Marbach, Danube Ship Station No. 5

Steep cliffs and charming architecture give this town its special flair. There is an extraordinary hiking route between Marbach and Maria Taferl, from which the Steinbachklamm, a wild and romantic gorge, can be explored. www.marbach-donau.at 

Worth seeing

Maria Taferl Pilgrimage Church
Pilgrims flock to this pilgrimage site with its splendid panoramic view of the Danube to visit the Baroque basilica and the treasure chamber with its many votive offerings, www.basilika.at 

Leiben Castle
Known as the Castle of Europe, this structure houses a remarkable collection of historical and agricultural machinery and is a picturesque venue for special events. www.schloss-leiben.at 

Artstetten Castle
This castle was once home to Francis Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the throne. His descendants continue to live here today. A highly personal exhibition on the archduke keeps his memory alive. www.schloss-artstetten.at 

Ybbs-Persenbeug Danube Power Station
Austria's oldest Danube power station went on line back in 1959. Here visitors can immerse themselves in the world of hydroelectric power generation. www.kraftwerksfuehrungen.at 


Excursion Destination Distance Time
Bus Ybbs-Persenbeug Danube Power Station 9 km 11 min.
  Maria Taferl Pilgrimage Church 4 km 6 min.
  Artstetten Castle 9 km 10 min.
  Leiben Castle 14 km 15 min.

Service Information

Danube Ship Station: No. 5
Left bank
River marker km: 2049,475
Docking order: 2
Parking for 2 buses