Danube region in Upper Austria

In the Danube region we are free. All alone we determine the pace, the way and the destination. And everything in between. How nice it is when we even have company: from the mossy-fresh scent of the Danube, on whose banks we are moving, from its quiet murmur and gentle lapping.

Of impressive sights that greet us from afar and invite us to make a stop. Of unforgettable encounters with people who live and work in the Danube region and give the Danube a face, a voice.

And of course of the nature that shows itself along the Danube in Upper Austria and is constantly changing. No two stretches are alike. Only the river, a constant driving force, remains at our side.

And gradually we get into flow with the Danube - while cycling along the Danube Cycle Path or hiking along the Donausteig Hiking Path -, let ourselves be driven by it, discover magical things along its banks. The impressions become more and the head becomes lighter. What remains is the feeling of being free and the longing to return here soon and accompany the Danube a bit on its way.

There is so much to discover!

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Vacation in the Danube Region

Get inspired already now for your vacation in the coming year 2023. Whether it's an active vacation hiking along the Donausteig Hiking Trail or in Upper Austria's first hiking village in Bad Kreuzen, cycling along the Danube Cycle Path, a relaxing break in our wellness and health establishments, a short trip to the charming the Danube region in Upper Austria it's easy to leave everyday life behind and spend a few days relaxing in the midst of a fantastic natural setting. Ask your accommodation business for your free guest card "DONAU.Erlebnis Card".

DONAU.Erlebnis Card

With the DONAU.Erlebnis Card you receive numerous free services and discounts at more than 80 partners!

Enjoy samples from our gourmet partners, immerse yourself in the history of the region on city and cultural tours, become active on guided hiking and cycling tours or on adventure tours. Get 50% discounts at top excursion destinations, museums, sports equipment rentals, outdoor pools, bathing lakes and more. If you stay two nights or more, you can also use selected ferries in the Danube region free of charge.

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How would you like to spend your vacation?

Are you planning a cycling vacation or would you like to spend a few days hiking in 2023? Treat yourself to some time out in one of our wellness or health establishments. Or explore the charming small towns in the Danube region on a short trip. Slow Trips focus on slow, gentle travel and getting to know the country and its people. Browse through our packages now and find the right vacation offer for your vacations in the Danube region in Upper Austria.


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Experience the Danube Region

The Danube region in Upper Austria is a fabulous place to experience. Cycling and hiking in breathtaking natural scenery, conquering the element of water on an excursion with boats and ships, or simply relaxing and seeking out the delicacies in the restaurants and inns of this region of pleasure.


Current ferry timetable

Conquer both banks of the Danube during a cycle tour on the Danube Cycle Path or a hike on the Donausteig trail - the Danube ferries allow you to easily cross to the other side of the Danube.  The ferries are just right for exploring both the north and south banks of the Danube. Of course you can take your bikes with you on the ferries!


Interreg projects

The Danube flows through 10 countries from its source to its mouth.
The common cultural space holds potential for transnational projects and coordinated activities within the framework of EU funding programmes such as Interreg. Over the years, we have already participated in several Interreg projects. The project "Digitalisation Offensive East Bavaria-Upper Austria" (2023-2026) is currently running.