Rastplatz Donaublick Rannariedl
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for kids (all ages)
Information: Marktgemeindeamt (community offices/local authority)
Phone: +43 (0) 77 17 / 80 55-16
To give back nature…
The shore areas of the Danube are influenced severely by humans and their hydraulic engineering measures. The Danube gorge offers naturally, due to its deeply narrow valley, only few floodplains. Additionally, through river regulations, constructions and the planting of foreign trees (e.g. spruce trees) suitable areas for river meadows are endangered or lost. Today only a very small portion of meadow landscape remains. However, the floodplains have important functions for the landscape balance like water detention, self-cleaning, stabilisation of waters and provides a habitat for endangered animal and plant species. The shores of the Danube are nearly consistently secured with riprap and only accompanied by a tiny woodland strip. Today, shallow water zones and sedimentation areas like islands, bays and gravel banks are increasingly created again. Many of these projects are planned or already executed – in Engelhartszell such projects were already done.
Above the fortress “Burg Rannariedl” once lied a massive castle, which was robbed and burnt down by enemies – how the knight survived and what’s the role of the brave maiden in the story, you can read in the next Danube legend.