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Nibelungengau long distance trail 4: Maria Taferl - Leiben

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  • Ausblick von Klostergarten in Maria Taferl auf Donau und Nibelungengau
    / Ausblick von Klostergarten in Maria Taferl auf Donau und Nibelungengau
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
  • / Blick von Golfplatz Richtung Basilika in Maria Taferl
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
  • / Luftaufnahme Schloss Artstetten und Gemeinde
    Photo: Gemeinde Artstetten/Spießmayer
  • / Europaschloss Leiben
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
  • / Landtechnikmuseum im Europaschloss Leiben
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
m 400 300 200 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Schatzkammer der Basilika Maria Taferl Basilika Maria Taferl Schloss Artstetten
Enjoy the wonderful views around Danube valley in Maria Taferl or visit the basilica or castle Artstetten with its unique onion domes.
moderate
Distance 14.1 km
3:53 h
308 m
485 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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Update: June 14, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
446 m
Lowest point
248 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

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

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 (446 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.225908, 15.161119
DMS
48°13'33.3"N 15°09'40.0"E
UTM
33U 511966 5341422
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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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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.

Getting there

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
48.225908, 15.161119
DMS
48°13'33.3"N 15°09'40.0"E
UTM
33U 511966 5341422
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Maria Taferl 1 - Dorfrunde
  • Maria Taferl 2 - Waldpromenadenrunde
  • Maria Taferl 3 - Marbach Runde
  • Laufend genießen: Maria Taferl
  • Jakobsweg Mostviertel: 2. Etappe: von Maria Taferl nach Neustadtl
  • Rundtour 03 - Artstetten
  • Nibelungengau long distance trail 3: Marbach - Maria Taferl
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.1 km
Duration
3:53 h
Ascent
308 m
Descent
485 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Insider tip

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