Getting there
  • Europaschloss Leiben © KVV Leiben
  • Fernansicht auf Maria Taferl im Morgennebel
Add to favourites

A warm welcome to the „Nibelungengau“! Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal

Fabulous Nibelungengau

Before the Danube runs through the „Wachau Valley“ it passes the „Nibelungengau Area“ which has to tell a lot of exciting stories.

From the Nibelungen-Legend to the Nibelungen-Area

The name of the Valley between Ybbs and Melk  has its origin in the Nibelungenlegend. Rüdiger from Bechelaren (today Pöchlarn) should have had his headquarters as a vassal of Attila King of the Huns in this area. So part of the story takes place along the Danube and also in the Nibelungengau.

Remarkable Sights                                                                     

Throughout the Nibelungengau you can find many exceptional spots. A pilgrimage place, unique castles or the oldest Danube-Power- Station in Austria.

Artstetten Castle

Artstetten is a fairy-tale castle with seven characteristic onion towers and formerly served as a summer residence for the Austrian imperial family.

Discover Artstetten Castle

Europe Castle in Leiben

The 800-year-old castle with its unique wooden coffered ceiling towers high above the surrounding countryside on its mighty cliff.

Discover Europe Castle

Oskar Kokoschka Center

The birthplace of the famous painter Oskar Kokoschka presents the life and works of the artist in special exhibitions.

Discover Oskar Kokoschka Center

Danube-Power-Station Ybbs-Persenbeug

The Danube-Power-Station in Ybbs was the first water power station along the Danube in Lower-Austria and is the oldest in Austria as well.

Discover Danube-Power-Station

More about the Fabulous Nibelungengau Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal

  • Nibelungengau long distance trail
  • Hiking along the river: Nibelungengau long distance trail

    The Danube Region in Lower Austria recently got a series of very well developed hiking trails. It does not matter if you like it leisurely or more advanced, the new trail, offers routes for everybody.

    The Nibelungengau trail connects the Upper Austrian Danubetrack in the West with the Welterbsteig Wachau in the East. Hiking along the Danube from Passau to Krems is an attractive challenge for passionate hikers.

    With a lenght of 110 km the trail runs north and south along the Danube. It offers great views walking along beautiful landscapes and historic places. The eight different tours are between 10 and 22 km long.

    For hikers with more time left, there are different round trips around the movement arena Nibelungengau to be tested. They are great for tours with the family or as well for running and nordic walking.