Pleasure hiking on the river

Hardly any region is as veried as the Danube region. The Danube in Austria can also be explored on foot and promises unique hiking experiences. Long-distance and panoramic views of one of the most beautiful river landscapes in Europe paired with high service quality and a wide range of refreshment and accommodation options. Pleasure hikers get their money´s worth on the Danube.

On the Danube the way is the goal

From Passau to Krems, the Austrian Danube region can be hiked almost seamlessly on it´s long-distance-trails -Donausteig, Welterbesteig Wachau and the long-distance trail Nibelungengau. In addition, there are many local and regional hiking trails in Vienna.

The Donausteig, whose main route with 23 stages leads over 450 kilometers from Passau via Linz to Grein, invites you to tours through the most diverse landscapes. For pleasure hikers, 49 Donausteig round tours branch off from the main trail. The Wachau World Heritage Trail with ist 14 stages (180 km) presents the diversity of the dreamlike World Heritage region. And the connection between the two, the long-distance hiking trail Nibelungengau from Sarmingstein to Emmersdorf (main route 110 km), offers cultural hikers magnificent panoramas on 8 stages and 34 additional circular routes. The city walking trails in Vienna run through the Wienerwald or other local recreation areas.

Hiking happiness on the river

Best Trails of Austria


The best trails of Austria unite the 4 best long distance hiking trails in Austria. The Danube Trail and the Wachau World Heritage Trail are part of this cooperation. Discover the natural beauty of the country and enjoy unforgettable hiking experiences.

Best Trails