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Schlögener Schlinge (c) WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/GoodMorningWorld_MSchillinger

Unique view points

The Danube region- exciting Danube valley and wide views

You like to enjoy panoramic views? Then you definitely should not miss the unique view points anlong the Danube. It does not matter if you like to hike the Donausteig or one of the additional hiking tours because there are many magnificent points from where you have breath taking views on the Danube valley and on the Danube hinterlands. Just make a picknick,let your gaze wander and delve into the Danube myth.

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Unique view points


Panoramablick Thron

Viewing point Hiking trail "Trappistenrunde", approx. 12 km longViewing point “Panoramablick Thron” 

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Hofkirchen im Mühlkreis

Haichenbach Castle Ruins

-> For architecture and nature loversIn the year 1160 the once so important castle at the Donauschlinge is documented for the first time (brothers Otto and Wernher von "Eichenbach"). Since 1529 Haichenbach went to ruin. In later times even the name…

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St. Agatha

Pyramid on the Etzing hill

The pyramid on the Etzinger Hill is the finishing point of the hiking trail "Way to the self". The viewing pyramid in Sankt Agatha offers a beautiful panoramic view of Upper Austria, Bavaria and the Czech Republic. Under the motto "Ways to the ME", a…

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Haibach ob der Donau

Kalvarienberg - höchste Erhebung mit einzigartigem Fernblick

From the newly designed rest area on the Kalvarienberg you have a wonderful view from the Bohemian Forest to the Dachstein - at any time of the year and day! The Kalvarienberg is the highest elevation in the municipality (562 m) with a chapel. From…

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Haibach ob der Donau

Stauf Castle Ruins

Stauf castle ruins - a sight with history and a keep with a view far beyond the Eferding basin. The name: "Stauf" is the common Germanic term for "cup without foot", replaced by the loan words "Becher" and "Kelch". Old Norse form "staup" for…

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Wonderful view of the Danube valley!The President's Chair is an unconventional seat made of oak wood, which sits high above the Danube directly on the "Dr Kirchschläger-Steig" theme trail and offers wonderful views of the Danube valley. The…

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Waldkirchen am Wesen

Panoramablick Paschinger Hügel | Sauwald Panoramastraße

Paschinger Hügl - view from the second highest elevation in the municipality of Waldkirchen am Wesen At 600 metres above sea level, the Pasching hill towers high above the Danube and offers fabulous distant views. The church spires of 23 villages can…

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Neustift im Mühlkreis

Panoramablick Pühretstein

Danube view Pühretstein Panoramablick ins Donautal

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Panoramablick Rabenberg

 A lovely rest area invites you to linger and enjoy the fantastic view of the surrounding area.

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Panoramablick Dichterstein

Panoramic view of Dichterstein near Grein From the Dichterstein vantage point, you have a beautiful view of the Danube valley and Grein.

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Rastplatz Gobelwarte

Panoramic view of Gobelwarte near Grein From the Gobelwarte rest area, you can enjoy a marvellous view over the Strudengau with its vast landscape.

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Waldhausen im Strudengau


Beautiful viewpoint where you can see the Danubevalley. This viewpoint is located on the edge of Strudengau at an altitude of 520 m. From here you can enjoy a magnificent view of the narrow, stepped in a legend Danube Valley and on the opposite ruin…

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St. Nikola an der Donau

Panoramablick Schwarze Wand

When you go hiking on the Donausteig Grein-St. Nikola- Waldhausen, you reach a view viewpoints. One of them is the Black Wall where you can see a great panorama. 

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