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Freundinnen wandern beim Rannastausee Neustift
Freundinnen wandern beim Rannastausee Neustift

in the Danube Region
in Upper Austria


Get into the flow step by step

Hiking in the Danube region means immersing yourself in nature and discovering the different types of landscape. From the wooded riverbanks in the Upper Danube Valley to the fertile plains in the Eferding Basin and Machland and the rugged rock formations in the once feared Strudengau: the breathtaking natural landscape is to be conquered step by step, with incredible panoramic views of the river from above.

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Freundinnen genießen den stimmungsvollen Ausblick auf die Donauschlinge Schlögen beim wandern.
Schlögener Donauschlinge
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Freundinnen wandern bei der Burgruine Schaunberg
Schaunberg Castle Ruin
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Freundin wandern bei der Schatzkammer in Bad Kreuzen
Kreuzen Castle

Enjoyable hiking: Nature, exercise and relaxation.

Donausteig hiking trail, simply fabulous!

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.

Hiking routes in the Danube region

The network of hiking trails in the Danube region in Upper Austria consists of the Donausteig long-distance hiking trail with its 49 Donausteig rounds, as well as numerous other regional hiking trails.

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

Tour planner - the interactive hiking map


Interactive route planning

To plan your hiking tour in the Danube region in Upper Austria, use the tour portal with an interactive hiking map with detailed route descriptions and GPS data for download.

All tours with all details and maps can be saved as PDF files and printed out.

The tour planner also allows you to create your very own tour with an individual route and print it out as a PDF.

Experience the Danube Region

The Danube region in Upper Austria with its breathtaking natural scenery is a wonderful place for a holiday or even the next excursion - alone, as a couple or with the whole family.

Enjoy a holiday in the Danube region without a car

Did you already know? With its dense network of biking and hiking trails, the Danube region is easy to explore without a car. Arrive, get in the saddle or hiking boots and enjoy your car-free holiday – that's good for nature and good for yourself, because on a discovery tour on two wheels or on foot you get to know the country and its people up close and personal and immerse yourself even more intensively in the vacation experience.

Best Trails of Austria

The Best Trails of Austria unite the four best long-distance hiking trails in Austria. The Donausteig is part of this cooperation. Discover the natural beauty of the country and enjoy unforgettable hiking experiences.

Austria's best long-distance hiking trails

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