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Mauthausen: Healthy municipality hiking trail

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Starting place: 4310 Mauthausen
Destination: 4310 Mauthausen

duration: 1h 30m
length: 4,6 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 99m
Altitude difference (downhill): 99m

Lowest point: 241m
Highest point: 340m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Other


Short description:
Mauthausen-Market Square-Parish Church St. Nicholas-Cemetery-Heinrichskirche Church-Mauthausen.



Technique: *



Quality of experience: *****



Recommended season:

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



Properties:

  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Cultural/historical value

Description:

POINTS OF INTEREST ALONG THE WAY:


Pharmacy Museum, Pragstein Castle
May - Oct, Tue/Thu 10-12 and 16-18 hrs, Sun 10-12 hrs, Sat 15-18 hrs, guided tours by appointment. Advance booking, Tel.: +43 5 51163


Museum of local history and trophy museum in Pragstein Castle
May - Oct, Tue/Thu 4-6pm and by appointment. by appointment, Tel.: +43 7238 3443


Guided tour of the town
by appointment only, Tel.: +43 664 2207721


 


SPIRITUAL HIKING ON THE DONAUSTEIG:


Mauthausen lies on the Way of St. James Upper Austria. east-west - north route.


 


"Blessed are the people who set out to discover the world with their feet".


St. Hedwig (mystic), she was on pilgrimage barefoot from northern Germany to Rome. Even today, the Hedwigsbründl in Mauthausen is a reminder of her.


When I go on pilgrimage, I can get my feet back on the ground, ground myself anew and thus gain support and stability. My feet have traction and carry me through life, every step - so that something GOES on.


When I walk, the pilgrim structure is already with me at every step:Breaking up - leaving the old - as one foot detaches itself from the ground and begins a new step.


Being on the way - in the rolling of the foot.


Arriving - by the whole foot being in contact with the ground.


- Consciously touching the ground with the feet - heel to ball toe


- Feeling how the ground feels under my feet


- Feel how the feet feel on this floor


- Foot care, walking barefoot again and again and feeling the soft meadow floor


- Massaging the feet.


 



Directions:
From the starting place in Mauthausen (Pragstein Castle) we hike upstream and take a turn towards Marktplatz square. We take a left turn and climb up to the parish church. We pass the church and keep to the left (Kirchenberg, then “Am Brunnenberg“ and Brunngraben). There we meet Donausteig Trail and follow it against the direction given by the signposts. We leave Donausteig Trail in a forest section and follow the road back to Mauthausen. We pass a cemetery and get to a first settlement before we hike down to Mauthausen. We keep to the left at the parish church and walk down Kirchenberg hill. We keep the direction and take a right turn at Heinrichskirchenweg to get back to our starting point.

Tip:
120-year-old protected plane trees at the market fountain in the centre of Mauthausen. Pragstein Castle with Museum of local history and pharmaceutics. Listed townhouses at Leopold Heindl-Kai. Pillory and Romanesque ossuary. Gothic parish church to St. Nicholas.

 


 



Equipment:
Hiking backpack (incl. rain cover), sturdy shoes

Additional information:

Mauthausen Tourismus & Dorf- und Stadtentwicklung
Martkstraße 2
4310 Mauthausen
Tel.: 0043(0)7238/2243 od. 2023-0Fax: DW-51
info@mauthausen.infowww.mauthausentourismus.com


 

Starting point: Schloss Pragstein Schlossgasse 1
Destination: Schloss Pragstein Schlossgasse 1

further information:
  • Flatly
  • Board possible

Accessibility / arrival

Getting there

By car: from Linz on the B3 to Mauthausen or on the A1, “Enns” exit


By train: Donauuferbahn train to Mauthausen train station


By plane: Linz/Hörsching



Public Transit

Location and getting there


How to arrive in the Danube Upper Austrian region? The fast way to your destination – by train, bus, car, boat or plane.


 



Parking
Parking spaces in the village, at the train station, leisure centre, Pragstein Castle, primary school
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.

Mauthausen: Healthy municipality hiking trail
Mauthausen Tourismus & Dorf- u. Stadtentwicklung
Marktstraße 2
4310 Mauthausen

Phone +43 7238 2243
E-Mailinfo@mauthausen.info
Webwww.mauthausentourismus.com
Webwww.donauregion.at
https://www.mauthausentourismus.com
http://www.donauregion.at

We speak the following languages

German

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4310 Mauthausen
Destination: 4310 Mauthausen

duration: 1h 30m
length: 4,6 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 99m
Altitude difference (downhill): 99m

Lowest point: 241m
Highest point: 340m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Other