Danube Cycle Path, stage 9, north bank: Hainburg - Bratislava Family friendly Cultural / historic The Danube in Lower Austria Danube Bike Path Stages in Lower Austria Multistage tour Dining zurück GPS track save/print

  • Radfahrer in Bratislava © MS Agency/Robert Vrlák
  • Fährverbindung mit der "Carnuntum" Hainburg-Devin © Event Schifffahrt Haider
  • „Brücke der Freiheit“ zwischen Devinska Nová Ves (Theben-Neudorf) und Schlosshof © Donau Niederösterreich/Steve Haider
  • Hainburg an der Donau © Donau Niederösterreich/Steve Haider
Difficulty
easy
Tour length
17.98 km
duration
01:30 h
Anforderung an: Condition
1 von 6
Anforderung an: Technique
1 von 6
Experience
2 von 6
Landscape
3 von 6

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

Ascent/Descent
115/113 Hm
Lowest point
135 Hm
Highest point
177 Hm
Altitude profile
  • Radfahrer in Bratislava © MS Agency/Robert Vrlák
  • Fährverbindung mit der "Carnuntum" Hainburg-Devin © Event Schifffahrt Haider
  • „Brücke der Freiheit“ zwischen Devinska Nová Ves (Theben-Neudorf) und Schlosshof © Donau Niederösterreich/Steve Haider
  • Hainburg an der Donau © Donau Niederösterreich/Steve Haider
Prospects and insights: diversity along the Danube

The route is indicated as being on the north bank because this is the last section of the overall north bank route, but the route actually runs mainly south of the Danube. Leaving Hainburg, you pass the first spurs of the Carpathian Mountains and cross the Austrian-Slovak border to arrive at the capital city of Bratislava, where numerous sights around the hilltop castle await you

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This stage is short and easy - a good chance to unhurriedly explore the medieval city Hainburg. With its 2.5 km long city wall, three medieval city gates and large 13th c towers, Hainburg boasts one of the oldest and best-preserved town fortifications in Europe.

Up on castle rock (Schlossberg) you can look forward to an authentically medieval atmosphere around the extensive castle ruins and impressive vistas. Braunsberg, a hill at the outskirts of Hainburg, also affords you sweeping views extending far into Slovakia.

You cross the border near the small town of Wolfsthal and soon reach the suburbs of the Slovakian capital Bratislava. The Slovakian capital has plenty of sights in store for you as a fitting conclusion to your bicycle tour:

The four-tower castle perched on a rock 85 meters above the Danube is the landmark of the city. It burned down in 1811 and was not rebuilt until 1968. In the historical center you find one Baroque palace after another and churches big and small in between. The Slovakian National Museum, the National Theatre and the Jewish Museum are also part of many sightseeing itineraries.

If you want to say a proper goodbye to the Danube, your ever-changing companion on this bicycle tour, take a walk along the riverbanks. They are so multi-faceted in Bratislava, ranging from bathing beaches to beach parties. And you may well clink glasses on your successful bicycle tour in the restaurant at the top of a bridge pier of the New Bridge. Because of its shape the locals have dubbed it “UFO”.

More details

Tour length
17,979.85
Starting point
Hainburg
Point of arrival
Bratislava
Getting there
On the A4 in Vienna take exit 19 Fischamend and continue on the B9 till you reach Hainburg an der Donau.