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Freundinnen genießen den stimmungsvollen Ausblick auf die Donauschlinge Schlögen beim wandern.
Freundinnen genießen den stimmungsvollen Ausblick auf die Donauschlinge Schlögen beim wandern.

Donausteig hiking trail,
simply fabulous.


Donausteig hiking trail.

For families with children an adventure playground, for pleasure hikers pure hiking happiness, for the conscious a meaningful natural paradise and an incredible place of power - that is the Danube Trail. For more than 10 years, the Donausteig has been offering hikers extraordinary insights and views into the equally varied and captivating landscapes along the Danube under the motto "simply fabulous".

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Zwei Freundinnen genießen den wundervollen Ausblick von der Gobelwarte Grein.
Gobelwarte Grein


The long distance hiking trail Donausteig leads on 450 km from Passau via Linz to Grein. On the way hikers meet impressive landscapes, unique cultural heritage and enchanting legendary figures. It is obvious - the Doanusteig hiking trail is simply legendary!

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Freundinnen wandern beim Rannastausee Neustift
Ranna Reservoir
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Burgruine Schaunberg
Castle ruin Schaunberg
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For planning your tour on Donausteig hiking trail just use the interactive online hiking-map with detailed route descriptions and GPS-tracks available for download. All tours  with all their details and maps can be saved as PDF-files and printed.
Take a look at the Danube-App: the app "Römerspuren" is a travel guide to the hotspots of antiquity in Upper Austria and Eastern Bavaria. It tells exciting stories from a long-gone era. 

Hiking from place to place

Take the Donausteig hiking trail in stages. Discover all tour descriptions and GPS-tracks on the online hiking-map.


Excursions & round tours

Donausteig round tours are ideal for day excursions. Discover all tour descriptions and GPS-tracks on the online hiking-map.

Round tours
Information on diversions and closures
Current news of the Donausteig hiking trail

Qualified "Donausteig-Wirte"

A total of 29 hotels, inns and guesthouses in the Upper Austrian Danube region are qualified "Donausteig-Wirte". They can be considered as true experts when it comes to hiking holidays and submit their accommodation and catering businesses according to specified quality criteria. 

Click here for the Donausteig inns:

Qualified accommodations

Qualified restaurants

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Zwei Freundinnen genießen ihr Essen in der Speck Alm Bad Kreuzen.

Service & Sightseeing

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Order free of charge and without obligation brochures from the Danube region in Upper Austria!

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Austria's best long-distance hiking trails

Lechweg (Tyrol), Donausteig (Upper Austria), Wachau World Heritage Trail (Lower Austria),
Alpannonia (Burgenland)

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FAQs - Frequently asked questions

The months between April and the end of October are ideal.

Not without a basic level of fitness. You can find the requirements for each stage in the altitude profiles of the tour descriptions.

Here you will find tips for your hike on the Donausteig

The Donausteig is signposted downstream from Passau to Grein in one direction.

Here you can find the markings / signposts on the Donausteig

You are generally on the safe side if you book your accommodation before you start your hike. The summer months in particular are high season in the Danube region. If it is important to you that your accommodation meets a certain standard of equipment and is located directly on or close to the hiking route, we recommend booking in advance.

You can find all accommodation providers here

There are numerous providers of hiking tours including luggage transport on the Donausteig.

Here you will find the options: Suitcase butler and door-to-door luggage service

There are various options for public transport: from buses and trains to boat trips. There are regional taxi companies for individual shuttles.

Here you will find the options: public transport, taxis & shuttles and Schönhofer car hire