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St. Martin i.M./Kleinzell i.M.: Der steinige Weg (“The Rocky Road”)

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Starting place: 4114 St. Martin im Mühlkreis
Destination: 4114 St. Martin im Mühlkreis

duration: 4h 0m
length: 13,1 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 405m
Altitude difference (downhill): 405m

Lowest point: 283m
Highest point: 553m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Individual Views

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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Short description:
Partenstein power plant - Ebenmühle - Kleinzell – Resilacke natural swimming bath - Granite World of Experience - Neuhaus Castle - Untermühl



Technique: ****



Quality of experience: **



Recommended season:

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



Properties:

  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Cultural/historical value
  • Geological highlights
  • Insider tip

Description:
From Untermühl you follow the asphalt road along Große Mühl to Partenstein reservoir power station. Austria’s first big water plant started operating in 1924. The water is transported underground from the reservoir in Neufelden to the power plant (7km). The pipeline drops by 176m from the surge tank to the turbine house. Just before the iron bridge across Große Mühl River a trail branches off to the left. Now we follow Große Mühl River upstream on gravel and forestry trails to Ebenmühle Mill. We cross the river there and take a left turn into a forest path immediately after the bridge. After a steep uphill section in the forest we get to the village of Kleinzell on country lanes. After a well-deserved break at the local guesthouse we continue to the Alpine chain eastwards until we get to Resilacke natural swimming bath (great views en route). The trail leads downhill to Dießenbach Brook and to the Neuhaus granite quarries. We take a left turn where the brook infiltrates the earth and conquer a brief uphill section to the granite village of Plöcking. We follow the stone theme trail. At the lower end we take a left turn and hike to Neuhaus Castle. We follow Jagasteig Trail through the Schlossberg Neuhaus nature reserve to get down to our starting point in Untermühl an der Donau.

Directions:
Von Untermühl geht’s auf der asphaltierten Straße entlang der Großen Mühl zum Speicherkraftwerk Partenstein (Das monumentale Bauwerk ist 1924 als erste Großwasseranlage Österreichs in Betrieb gegangen. Das Mühlwasser wird unterirdisch vom ca. 7 km entfernten Stausee in Neufelden zum Kraftwerk geleitet. Die Wasserfallhöhe der Rohrleitung vom Wasserschloss zum Turbinenhaus beträgt 176m). Vor der eisernen Brücke über die Große Mühl zweigt der Weg links ab. Nun folgen wir der Großen Mühl flussaufwärts auf Schotter- und Waldwegen bis zur Ebenmühle. Dort überqueren wir den Fluss und zweigen unmittelbar nach der Brücke links in den Waldsteig ab. Nach dem steilen Anstieg im Wald gelangen wird auf Feldwegen zum Ort Kleinzell. Nach einer wohlverdienten Stärkung im örtlichen Gasthof wandern wir bei herrlicher Aussicht bis zur Alpenkette in östlicher Richtung zum Naturbad Resilacke. Immer wieder leicht abfallend kommen wir zum Dießenbach und zu den Neuhauser Granitsteinbrüchen. An der Versickerung des Baches zweigen wir links ab und bewältigen einen kurzen Anstieg ins Granitdorf Plöcking. In der Erlebniswelt Granit. Wir folgen dem Natursteinlehrpfad. Am unteren Ende zweigen wir links in die ehemalige „Feldbahn“ ein und wandern bis zum Schloss Neuhaus. Durchs Naturschutzgebiet „Schlossberg Neuhaus“ gelangen wir am sogenannten „Jagasteig“ wieder hinab zum Ausgangspunkt Untermühl an der Donau.

Tip:
Resilacke Natural Swimming Bath:

The former quarry invites to enjoying a bath; natural sunbathing lawns; beach volleyball court


 


Granite World of Experience:


The Nature Trail on Stones features more than 160 exhibits and is the biggest of its kind in Europe. Unique is its geological grouping that includes all regions of Austria. Main emphasis is on granite stones from the granite plateau (Mühlviertel, Waldviertel, Sauwald). Hammerhütte holds a small museum. A historic quarry at the end of the trail is the setting of the impressive ARENA GRANIT natural amphitheatre. Tiers are made from granite rocks and the natural stage with wild-romantic rock faces in the backdrop is the setting for open air events in the summer months. Guided tours are offered.


 


Granite as Construction Material:


For centuries the fine and almost white Neuhaus granite has been extracted in the region. Attentive hikers will notice numerous doors, water feeders, fountains, stairs and columns.



Safety guidelines:
Please mind blasting signal in the quarry area – a notice board is at the hiking trail!

Equipment:
Sturdy boots – in humid weather conditions it might be slippery on rocky trail sections.

Additional information:
St. Martin Tourist Board
Markt 2
4113 St. Martin
Tel.: 0043(0)7232/2105
E-mail: gemeinde@sankt-martin.at
www.tourismus.sankt-martin.at

Starting point: St.Martin i.M./Kleinzell i.M.

further information:
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  • Board possible

Shipping Pier Untermühl

Shipping Pier Untermühl

River miles: 2168,0-36 bis 2167,9+46Shore: left bankSystem: quay wallHarbour regulations: 2 boats (max. width 32 m)Boarding height: 0,8 mInfrastructure: on demand at WGD• 60 km to Passau, 34 km to Linz• direct bus access• idyllic locationnearby: Erlebniswelt Granit (adventure world granite), Privatbrauerei...

Neuhaus Castle

Neuhaus Castle

The mighty Neuhaus Castle high above the Danube was built in the 12th century and used as a hunting seat by the bishops of Passau; in the 14th century the house of Schaunberg transformed it into a fortress. In 1918 the family Plappart became the owner of Neuhaus Castle, which is, therefore, not open to the...

Neuhaus Castle

Neuhaus Castle

The mighty Neuhaus Castle high above the Danube was built in the 12th century and used as a hunting seat by the bishops of Passau; in the 14th century the house of Schaunberg transformed it into a fortress. In 1918 the family Plappart became the owner of Neuhaus Castle, which is, therefore, not open to the...

Shipping Pier Untermühl

Shipping Pier Untermühl

River miles: 2168,0-36 bis 2167,9+46Shore: left bankSystem: quay wallHarbour regulations: 2 boats (max. width 32 m)Boarding height: 0,8 mInfrastructure: on demand at WGD• 60 km to Passau, 34 km to Linz• direct bus access• idyllic locationnearby: Erlebniswelt Granit (adventure world granite), Privatbrauerei...

Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
St. Martin:

By car:
Coming from Vienna/Linz: on the B127 (25km from Linz). “Linz-Urfahr” autobahn exit, then towards Ottensheim-Rohrbach.
Coming from Passau: Cross the Danube near Aschach and your holidays in St. Martin start (8km from Aschach, 15km from Eferding).
Coming from the North: Ride along B127 towards Linz, take a right turn towards St. Martin after 23km

By train:
Take Mühlkreisbahn trains from Linz/Urfahr and get off at Gerling train station or Neuhaus/Niederwaldkirchen train station. Train information: www.oebb.at
Direct bus connection from Linz to St. Martin.
Central bus information: www.postbus.at

By boat:
From Linz or Passau you can take a boat to Neuhaus/Untermühl landing stage. www.donauschiffahrt.de 
Neuhaus/Untermühl boat landing stage (directly at the starting point).

Untermühl an der Donau, Granitdorf Plöcking

Boat – Neuhaus/Untermühl landing stage www.donauschiffahrt.de



Public Transit
Schiff - Anlegestelle Neuhaus/Untermühl www.donauschiffahrt.de

Mühlkreisbahn bis zur Haltestelle Kleinzell

Parking
Untermühl an der Donau, Granitdorf Plöcking oder Ortszentrum Kleinzell

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

Please get in touch for more information.

St. Martin i.M./Kleinzell i.M.: Der steinige Weg (“The Rocky Road”)
Tourismusverband Donau Oberösterreich
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz

+43 732 7277 - 800
+43 732 7277 - 804
gemeindeamt@sankt-martin.at
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www.donauregion.at
https://www.donauregion.at
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We speak the following languages

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4114 St. Martin im Mühlkreis
Destination: 4114 St. Martin im Mühlkreis

duration: 4h 0m
length: 13,1 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 405m
Altitude difference (downhill): 405m

Lowest point: 283m
Highest point: 553m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Individual Views

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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