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Neustift: Bishop Firmian Trail

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Starting place: 4143 Neustift im Mühlkreis
Destination: 4143 Neustift im Mühlkreis

duration: 3h 45m
length: 12,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 353m
Altitude difference (downhill): 353m

Lowest point: 371m
Highest point: 606m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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Short description:
Varied hiking trail offering fantastic views, uphill and downhill sections with view of the Danube and hiking along Ranna River.



Technique: ***



Recommended season:

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



Properties:

  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Botanical highlights
  • Faunistic highlights

Description:
·   0km Neustift.From the village centre you take the road out of the village (southwards) towards Niederanna Danube Bridge, then you take a right turn into the forestry trail to the village.

·   1.2km Grub. You hike on country lanes into a cutting and continue into the village.


·   2.1km Forstedt. (Accsess to Smugglers’ Trail with organized smugglers’ programme)
After Gasthaus Schürz you take a right turn into the asphalt trail (towards Donaublick Penzenstein vantage point), turn right again into the road between Klein- and Großsmollberg and follow it to Frauensteig junction; continue left to


·   3.8km Donaublick Penzenstein. There you can enjoy the fantastic view of Danube Valley and the neighbouring village of Engelhartszell. The small chapel at the vantage point can be visited. Walk afterwards along the asphalt trail past the car park and through a forest section into the next village with the name of


·   5.3 km Pühret. Walk past the nice church towards Steinlacken, cross the road and take a right turn towards Rannatal Valley. The hiking route follows a forestry trail down to


·   8.2km Ranna River. Follow now Rannatalweg Trail through a varied nature area with vegetation zones that are very different from each other. From now on the trail leads into Rannatal Valley that has been put under protection order because of its rare fauna and flora. A hike through Rannatal Valley is a unique experience especially in spring and fall time. Follow the river upstream to the


·   8.2km dam. In spring time when the snow melts the Ranna Reservoir with its 45m-high dam overflows with water - an impressive spectacle. Like a white river brook the water flows through Rannatal Valley. Especially hikers, fishers and nature lovers appreciate Ranna Reservoir because of its peaceful setting. The hiking route leads along the right shore to


·   12.7km Konzinger Steg footbridge (access to Kneipp Hiking Trail) that connects the two shores of Ranna Reservoir. Having crossed the footbridge you turn right and after a brief uphill section you return back into the forest and to the starting point in the village centre of


·   14.1km Neustift.



Directions:
Vom Ortszentrum gehen Sie Richtung Ranna-Stausee und halten sich am Ortsende links (Kagerstraße). Dem Weg hinunter folgen Sie zum Konzinger Steg (1,4 km) und überqueren die kleine Brücke. Sie folgen dem Weg rechts entlang dem Seeufer (auf diesem Abschnitt befi ndet sich auch der Kneipp- und Fitnessweg) bis zur Rannatalsperre (3,5 km). Am Beginn der Steinmauer steigen Sie hinunter ins Naturschutzgebiet Rannatal (3,4 km) und folgen dem Weg für ca. 2 km Fluss-abwärts in einen erlebnisreichen Naturraum mit unterschiedlichen Vegetationszonen. Von nun an führt Sie der Weg in das, wegen seiner seltenen Tier- und Pfl anzenwelt unter Naturschutz gestellte Rannatal. Bei der 9. Furt verlassen Sie die Rannaschlucht nach rechts, gehen den Weg hinauf nach Steinlacke (8,4 km) und links weiter nach Pühret. Am GH Weiss vorbei gehen Sie zum Donaublick Penzenstein (10,3 km). Hier können Sie den herrlichen Ausblick über das Donautal sowie auf die Nachbargemeinde Engelhartszell genießen. Am Waldrand entlang folgen Sie dem Weg Richtung „Frauensteig“ (Abstieg zur Donau) und weiter zum Güterweg Mollsberg. Vor Kleinmollsberg gehen Sie rechts nach Forstedt (12,1 km). Hinter der Pension Schürz verläuft ein Wiesenweg der Sie nach Grub führt. Durch ein kleines Waldstück gelangen Sie zur Landesstraße, auf der Sie nach einem kurzen Anstieg wieder an den Ausgangspunkt nach Neustift (12,9 km) gelangen.

Tip:
Donaublick Penzenstein vantage point
Several spots on the section between Pühret and Penzenstein
Dam
Kneipp and Fitness Trail
Rannatal Nature Reserve

Safety guidelines:
Hiking boots are recommended

Equipment:
Wanderschuhe empfehlenswert

Additional information:
Municipality of Neustift im Mühlkreis
4143 Neustift i.M.
Passauerstr. 14
Tel.: 0043(0)7284815521
E-mail: gemeinde@neustift-muehlviertel.at
www.oberoesterreich.at/neustift

Starting point: Neustift

further information:
  • Flatly
  • Board possible

Details - hiking
  • themed path

Gasthaus Wundsam

Gasthaus Wundsam

We are a family-friendly inn with welcoming guest rooms (8 x double bedrooms). Perfect for exploring the Mühlviertel and Danube region. The many excursion opportunities in the surroundings make our inn the perfect starting point for your holidays with friends, family or as a couple.We are known for our hospitality and our...

Naturschutzgebiet Rannatal

Naturschutzgebiet Rannatal

Due to rare animals and plants, the Ranna valley was declared as a nature reserve in 2000. In this area it is possible to do different hiking tours in unspoiled nature- far away from a hectic and stressful life. The Rannatal is a piece of old and unspoiled nature with unwooded screes...

Rannatalsperre - Rannastausee

Rannatalsperre - Rannastausee

The dam of the Rannatal was constructed from 1947 to 1950 by the former "OÖ Kraftwerke AG". The artificial lake behind the dam serves as a water reservoir for the hydroelectic power station of Kramesau.Because of the dam, which is about 50 metres high and has an extend of 125 metres, the Ranna is dammed up 4...

Rannatalsperre - Rannastausee

Rannatalsperre - Rannastausee

The dam of the Rannatal was constructed from 1947 to 1950 by the former "OÖ Kraftwerke AG". The artificial lake behind the dam serves as a water reservoir for the hydroelectic power station of Kramesau.Because of the dam, which is about 50 metres high and has an extend of 125 metres, the Ranna is dammed up 4...

Naturschutzgebiet Rannatal

Naturschutzgebiet Rannatal

Due to rare animals and plants, the Ranna valley was declared as a nature reserve in 2000. In this area it is possible to do different hiking tours in unspoiled nature- far away from a hectic and stressful life. The Rannatal is a piece of old and unspoiled nature with unwooded screes...

Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
By car:
From Austria: Voralpenkreuz - Welser Westspange - towards Eferding - Passau – Niederranna Danube Bridge - Neustift i.M.
or
Linz - Eferding or Aschach - towards Passau – Niederranna Danube Bridge - Neustift i.M

By train: nearest train station: Neufelden (33km)
Passau train station (Germany): 30km



Public Transit
www.postbus.at

Parking
Donaublick Penzenstein car park
Village of Neustift im Mühlkreis
At Ranna reservoir
Pühret

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.

Neustift: Bishop Firmian Trail
Tourismusverband Donau Oberösterreich
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz

+43 732 7277 - 800
+43 664 1119382
+43 732 7277 - 804
info@familienurlaub-neustift.at
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We speak the following languages

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4143 Neustift im Mühlkreis
Destination: 4143 Neustift im Mühlkreis

duration: 3h 45m
length: 12,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 353m
Altitude difference (downhill): 353m

Lowest point: 371m
Highest point: 606m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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