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Pfarrkirchen: Great Views Loop Trail

  • pets allowed
  • All weather
  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for groups
  • culinary interesting
  • culturally interesting
  • Flatly
  • Possible accommodation

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Starting place: 4141 Pfarrkirchen im Mühlkreis
Destination: 4141 Pfarrkirchen im Mühlkreis

duration: 5h 30m
length: 15,6 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 627m
Altitude difference (downhill): 627m

Lowest point: 282m
Highest point: 819m
difficulty: easy
condition: difficult
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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Short description:
Loop trail past the Rannatal Nature Reserve, Falkenstein Castle Ruins and Altenhof Castle.



Technique: ***



Quality of experience: ******



Recommended season:

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October



Properties:

  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
  • Cultural/historical value
  • Botanical highlights
  • Faunistic highlights

Description:
We start in Pfarrkirchen and walk southwards past the elementary school. We cross the golf course to get into the forest. On country lanes and roads we get to Hofkirchen, where we take a right turn. We walk towards “Neubau”. After the last farm we hike downhill to Niederranna through the forest. In Niederranna we hike along the Danube towards Rannamühl (starting place: Rannamühl). There we take a right turn into the Ranntal Nature Reserve and hike then uphill towards Falkenstein Castle Ruins. We leave the forest and get to Altenhof (Altenhof Castle). Past Wehrbach we get back to Pfarrkirchen.

Webcam of Pfarrkirchen http://pfarrkirchen.hocnet.net/jpg/image.jpg



Directions:
Wir starten in Pfarrkirchen bei der Volksschule. Durch den Golfplatz geht es hinein in den Wald und über den Wanderweg „Salzweg“ auf Feldwegen nach Hofkirchen, wo wir rechts abbiegen. Wir halten uns Richtung Neubau. Nach dem letzten Bauernhof steigen wir durch den Wald nach Niederranna ab. In Niederranna gehen wir der Donau entlang Richtung Rannamühl (Startplatz Rannamühl). Dort biegen wir rechts ins Naturschutzgebiet Rannatal ab und steigen in Richtung Ruine Falkenstein auf. Den Wald verlassend, finden wir uns in Altenhof (Schloss Altenhof) wieder. Über Wehrbach erreichen wir wieder Pfarrkirchen.

Tip:
Rannatal Natura 2000 Area – new since January 2010
Falkenstein Castle Ruins
“Verlorenes Reith” resting place (dreamlike view)
Altenhof Castöe
Pfarrkirchen panoramic view (dreamlike view)
Pfarrkirchen Baroque Chruch (Carlone painting 1698)

Equipment:
Regular hiking equipment

Additional information:
Pfarrkirchen i.M. Tourist Board
Tel.: 0043(0)7285/415 Fax: 415-4
E-mail: pfarrkirchen@oberoesterreich.at
www.oberoesterreich.at/pfarrkirchen
www.gcpfarrkirchen.at

www.schloss-altenhof.at

Starting point: Pfarrkirchen / Rannamühl
Destination: Donausteig-Startplatz bei der Volksschule in Pfarrkirchen Rannamühl direkt neben der Donau

further information:
  • culinary interesting
  • Flatly
  • Possible accommodation
  • Board possible

Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
By car:
From Austria:
A1 autobahn to Linz, from Linz on the B127 to the Altenfelden roundabout, junction towards Lembach-Hofkirchen, continue to the Pfarrkirchen junction
From Germany:
On the A3 autobahn to Passau Nord. On the B388 towards Wegscheid to the Oberkappel (border) junction. Follow the signs for Pfarrkirchen from Oberkappel (crossing).

By train:
www.oebb.at
From Austria:
Mühlkreisbahn train to Neufelden train station, from there by taxi (Heinzl company in Pfarrkirchen) to Pfarrkirchen.
From Germany:
Passau train station, from there by taxi (Heinzl company in Pfarrkichen) to Pfarrkirchen.

By boat: on the Danube to Niederranna landing stage. From there by taxi (Heinzl company) to Pfarrkirchen. www.donauschiffahrt.de



Public Transit
Bus: www.pfarrkirchen.at, www.ooevv.at, www.postbus.at

Boat: www.donauschiffahrt.de



Parking
Village of Pfarrkirchen
Rannamühl next to the starting place Parking
  • Parking space: 50
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.

Pfarrkirchen: Great Views Loop Trail
Tourismusgemeinde Pfarrkirchen im Mühlkreis
Pfarrkirchen Nr. 13
4141 Pfarrkirchen im Mühlkreis

Phone +43 7285 415
Fax machine +43 7285 415 - 4
E-Mailpfarrkirchen@oberoesterreich.at
Webwww.donauregion.at/pfarrkirchen
Webwww.donauregion.at
https://www.donauregion.at/pfarrkirchen
http://www.donauregion.at

We speak the following languages

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English

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4141 Pfarrkirchen im Mühlkreis
Destination: 4141 Pfarrkirchen im Mühlkreis

duration: 5h 30m
length: 15,6 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 627m
Altitude difference (downhill): 627m

Lowest point: 282m
Highest point: 819m
difficulty: easy
condition: difficult
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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