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Nibelungengau long distance trail 4: Maria Taferl - Leiben

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  • Stimmungsaufnahme Maria Taferl
    Stimmungsaufnahme Maria Taferl
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Enjoy the wonderful views around Danube valley in Maria Taferl or visit the basilica or castle Artstetten with its unique onion domes.
moderate
Distance 13.9 km
3:40 h
259 m
426 m
446 m
248 m

The tour starts at the panaorama panel at the village entrance of Maria Taferl and leads along the golf course, until the way branches off to direction Artstetten. From there the way leads along the „Jakobsweg“ (Way of St. James) to the panorama panel in Artstetten in front of the town hall. A diverse and varied route leads you from Artstetten to Leiben. The tour ends in front of the panorama panel at Leiben castle.

The Nibelungengau long distance trail is split up into 8 stages and can be passed through in both directions. Signs along the way will help you to find the right direction.

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Author
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Update: October 12, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
446 m
Lowest point
248 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 28.19%Dirt road 24.96%Forested/wild trail 26.58%Path 12.85%Road 5.42%Unknown 1.97%
Asphalt
3.9 km
Dirt road
3.5 km
Forested/wild trail
3.7 km
Path
1.8 km
Road
0.8 km
Unknown
0.3 km
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Rest stops

Café Maria Theresia
Café Schüller und Genusswerkstatt
Schloss Artstetten
Schlossgasthof Artstetten
Landhausheuriger Landstetter
Landgasthaus Hochstöger

Safety information

Please pay attention to following tips and hints, in order to enjoy your hiking trip.
-          Stay on the marked trails.
-          Wear hiking boots for your safety.
-          Use walking sticks to find balance.
-          It is always good to have a rainjacket with you.
-          Don't forget your trail map.
-          Make sure to have enough drinking water.
-          Don't litter!
-          No open fire!
-          Please respect the sensitive habitats of flora and fauna.
We also like to point out, that it is forbidden to ride a horse or a mountain bike along wood trails or private forest roads.

Tips and hints

Tips and hints for excursions along the way:
basilica in Maria Taferl, mechanical crib Maria Taferl, castle in Artstetten, castle in Leiben

Restaurants and Cafes along the way are in:
Maria Taferl, Artstetten and Leiben

More sights in the area Nibelungengau:
Power station Ybbs-Persenbeug, peace museum in Erlauf, museum of Oskar Kokoschka in Pöchlarn and castle in Artstetten

Start

Maria Taferl, village entrance (445 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.225966, 15.161023
DMS
48°13'33.5"N 15°09'39.7"E
UTM
33U 511959 5341428
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Destination

Leiben, castle

Turn-by-turn directions

Almost in the middle of the route from Linz to Vienna, the most important place of pilgrimage of Lawer Austria lies on a hill with a height of 443 meters. High above the Danube valley, Maria Taferl offers a unique view of the surrounding area including the Alps, Schneeberg (snow mountain) and Traunstein (mountain). The tour starts at the panorama panel at the village entrance and leads past the golf course, until the way branches off to direction Artstetten. From there the way leads along the „Jakobsweg“ (Way of St. James) to the panorama panel in Artstetten in front of the town hall. The white castle with its seven characteristic onion domes thrones in the background. Here once lived heir to the throne archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie duchess of Hohenberg. With a lot of variety the way now leads from Artstetten to Leiben. The stage ends at the panorama panel at Leiben castle. The approximately 800-year-old castle thrones on a massive and steep rock and marks the transition from the southern part of the rough woodquarter into picturesque Danube valley in a very impressive way.

Public transport

With the Austrian Federal Railway (ÖBB) you travel to trainstation Pöchlarn (timetable). From the trainstation you can take a bus (Postbus) to Maria Taferl. Further information about bus schedules here.

Directions

Highway A1 until exit Pöchlarn, then take the first exit at the roundabout, and after about 1 kilometer turn left following direction „Donaubrücke“ (Danube bridge). Cross the bridge, stay left an follow road B3 to Marbach. In the village center of Marbach you turn right to drive up to Maria Taferl.

Approaching from Grein or Krems, country road B3 leads you directly to Marbach. In the village center of Marbach you turn left approaching form Grein or right approaching from Krems to drive up to Maria Taferl.

Parking

At the center of Maria Taferl (also at the basilica) or at the castle in Leiben.

Coordinates

DD
48.225966, 15.161023
DMS
48°13'33.5"N 15°09'39.7"E
UTM
33U 511959 5341428
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

For great memories of your hiking experience and to enjoy the surrounding nature, please consider to take some general gear which is listed here: Equipment list

Similar routes nearby

  • Nibelungengau long distance trail 3: Marbach - Maria Taferl
  • Nibelungengau long distance trail 8: Krummnussbaum - Persenbeug
  • Nibelungengau long distance trail 7: Pöchlarn - Krummnussbaum
  • Nibelungengau long distance trail 2: Persenbeug - Marbach
  • Nibelungengau long distance trail 5: Leiben - Emmersdorf
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
3:40 h
Ascent
259 m
Descent
426 m
Highest point
446 m
Lowest point
248 m
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