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Panoramic Hiking in the Nibelungengau

5 nights from € 435.00

  • Herbstliche Aussichten im Nibelungengau
  • Nibelungengau im Herbst
  • Nibelungengau Donaukraftwerk Ybbs-Persenbeug
  • Nibelungengau Wandern
  • Nibelungengau-Ybbs-Wandern
  • Nibelungengau-Maria Taferl-Wandern
Duration
5 nights
Package price
from € 435.00

Period of travel

  • 01.04.2022 - 31.10.2022

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Contact

Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
3620 Spitz, Schlossgasse 3
+43 2713 30060 Web

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  • Herbstliche Aussichten im Nibelungengau
  • Nibelungengau im Herbst
  • Nibelungengau Donaukraftwerk Ybbs-Persenbeug
  • Nibelungengau Wandern
  • Nibelungengau-Ybbs-Wandern
  • Nibelungengau-Maria Taferl-Wandern

Parts of the medieval German epic “Lay of the Nibelung” take place along the Danube. One character is Rüdiger von Bechlaren, liege man to Attila the Hun. The Nibelungengau Hiking Trail now winds its way along the Danube banks through impressive river landscapes where Rüdiger once held sway. Imposing, history-charged destinations enhance the hiking experience on the 110-km-long Nibelungengau Hiking Trail. One is Artstetten Castle, home to Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir presumptive to the imperial throne. Two others are Maria Taferl Basilica and the Ybbs Persenbeug power plant.

This route is the link between the Wachau World Heritage Trail and the Danube Trail (Donausteig) in Upper Austria. It runs mostly along the Danube, passing lovely spots and inviting excursion destinations that will make you want to spend even more time in the Nibelungengau.

Day 1 – Arrival
Individual arrival to Emmersdorf
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Emmersdorf

Day 2 – Emmersdorf - Leiben/Aichau
Distance 14 km – Duration 4.5 h
Taking the World Heritage Trail, you hike from Emmersdorf to Rantenberg, then downhill to Hain and Luberegg Castle. Next, you pass by the Melk power station and continue on to Leiben. Just beyond Leiben Castle, you meet up with the Nibelungengau Hiking Trail, which takes you on a steep ascent through the forest. Then, you walk on a meadow path with a very scenic lookout point. You pass the Church of St. Corona. After about 1 km you leave the forest and about further 100 meters you leave the marked path to get to today’s accommodation. This is only a 10 minutes way.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Leiben/Aichau

Day 3 – Leiben/Aichau - Maria Taferl
Distance 10 km – Duration 4 h
Back to the Nibelungengau Hiking Trail the route proceeds with moderate ascents and descents to Losau and Artstetten. Tip: Visit Artstetten Castle and discover vestiges of the life of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the imperial throne. The route largely follows the Way of St. James until you pass the golf course and arrive in the pilgrimage town of Maria Taferl. A visit to the basilica itself is highly recommended but so too is the glorious view of the Nibelungengau and the Alpine foothills from the terrace in front of the church.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Maria Taferl

Day 4 – Maria Taferl - Marbach
Distance 14.8 km – Duration 4.5 h
From Maria Taferl the route continues downhill through the forest. Then you proceed uphill to Hilmanger. From there you head downhill again, walking over rustic bridges through a gorge, Steinbachklamm. After passing an old mill (Winkelmühle), you take a blacktop road to Marbach, the final destination for the day.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Marbach

Day 5 – Marbach - Persenbeug
Distance 16.7 km – Duration 5.5 h
After a hearty breakfast, you start today’s stage of the trail leaving Marbach and walking along the Danube, passing the port and then heading uphill into the woods. Enjoy the lovely view of the Danube Valley. The route continues through the woods on a forest road, passing a quarry before heading downhill in the direction of Metzling. After a leisurely hike through the idyllic villages of Gottsdorf and Hagsdorf, you arrive in Persenbeug, your final destination for the day. Tip: Visit the oldest Danube power station in Austria in Ybbs-Persenbeug.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Persenbeug

Day 6 – home trip
After a delicious breakfast, a taxi returns you to your point of departure in Emmersdorf.

Package price per person excluding local tax up from € 435,00 in a double room
Package price per person excluding local tax up from € 579,00 in a single room

(Price depends on the available room category)

Services included:

  • 5 x overnight stays in selected accommodations, breakfast included
  • 4 x daily hiking snacks with regional products, prepared by the host
  • 4 x luggage transportation by the overnight-stay selected accommodation (max 1 luggage per person)
  • 1 x passenger and luggage transfer from Persenbeug back to Emmersdorf
  • 1 x hiking file

Services not included and to be paid locally:

  • local tax € 1,60 per person/night (up from15 years of age)
  • admissions to the mentioned excursion destinations

Organizer:
Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, A-3620 Spitz an der Donau, Schlossgasse 3, GISA-Zahl: 13091941
The general terms and conditions of Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH apply - These can be found under www.donau.com/impressum.