Hiking region Danube Lower Austria


Hiking between Danube, wine and culture

Whoever walks through the Lower Austrian Danube region experiences it with all senses – the impressive views as well as the cultural treasures and natural jewels on the waterfront. The diverse routes take you past ruins, through Austrias most famous wine-growing regions and over the highest mountain on the danube, the Jauerling. One thing is for sure, the hiking trails along the Lower Austrian Danube region offer both beginners and experienced hikers a wide range of options to discover the region.


Hiking through the World Heritage Site

The world-heritage-trail Wachau - hiking in the world heritage

14 great stages on a total length of 180 kilometers connect the 13 municipalities of the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau via historic paths and guide you through one of the most enchanting river landscapes in Europe. The Wachau World Heritage Trail encompasses 20 castles, ruins and palaces, the Wachau wine-growing region, characterized by stone terraces and steep vineyards, three monasteries and the Jauerling, the highest mountain on the Danube at all – 960 m. Nowhere can the Danube be hiked more beautifully. The combination with the Jauerling circular trail (90 km, seven stages) as well as three ferry connections results in several variants and individual design options for an extraordinary hiking vacation. www.welterbesteig.at

Long-distance hiking trail Nibelungengau

The Nibelungengau long-distance hiking trail connects the Upper Austrian Danube Trail with the Wachau World Heritage Trail over a total of 110 kilometers. There is much do discover both north and south of the danube www.nibelungengau.at

Long-distance hiking trail Kremstal-Donau

Since 2020, the Kremstal-Danube long-distance hiking trail has been attracting visitors around the wine town of Krems. With 15 stages of varying length and difficulty, the long-distance trail is equally suitable for all nature lovers. For beginners, there are always shortcuts along the route; experienced athletes, on the other hand, have the option of extending individual stages. In this way, the tour can be experienced by young and old www.kremstal.at