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Donausteig Stage 2_G02 Eferding - Wilhering: „Donau-water ways and living space"

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Starting place: 4070 Eferding
Destination: 4073 Wilhering

duration: 4h 0m
length: 14,7 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 8m
Altitude difference (downhill): 12m

Lowest point: 254m
Highest point: 266m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Some Views

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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Short description:
The Donausteig-simply fabulous! This stage will take us from Eferding in the centre of the fertile Eferding basin on the Danube, along the mighty Danube and through its plains to Wilhering an der Donau. We discover one of the oldest cities of in Austria, the Danube as a waterway, the importance of the marine, the giant fish of the Danube River, the ancient settlement of Wilhering...



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Quality of experience: ***



Recommended season:

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



Properties:

  • Multi-stage route
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Cultural/historical value
  • Botanical highlights



Seal of approval:

  • Quality route according to "Österreichisches Wandergütesiegel"

Description:
This Donausteig-stage starts in Eferding. The historic city in the Centre of the Eferding basin lies several kilometres south of today's route of the Danube. Eferding is the third oldest city in Austria and impresses with its beautiful city centre. The magnificent city square with Castle Starhemberg in its extension depicts its wealth and historic importance. From the Donausteig-starting point at the edge of the town we hike on secondary roads in a long right curve through rural cultural landscape: agriculture field, large farms, wayside crosses,... In the rural settlement of Unterschaden, we turn to the North into the Auwald (forest). On an asphalted Austraße we reach the Aschach (river), and follow it about 1 km downstream in a curve to the right. Then, we cross the Aschach and stand in front of the Danube next to the Donausteig-resting point "Langer Haufen". Powerfully flows the Danube past us here. The next 5 kilometres, we walk on the tarmac Danube river dam downstream. The uniform route offers lots of space to ponder and philosophize. Suddenly the unknown world of the "Danube" waterway pushes into our consciousness and we discover the Danube as a playground for all kinds of adventurers: cyclists, canoeists,... we are not alone! Within sight of the Danube power plant Ottensheim Wilhering, we leave the Danube and follow the Innbach (stream) to the right for the next 3 km on a road through forests. During this stage, we circle the plant Ottensheim Wilhering in a left long arc. The bridge of the power plant entrance in Fall allows us to cross the Innbach and we walk on its other side further downstream. After the Donausteig-resting area "Fischlehrpfad" does the Donausteig turn again into the Auwald (forest), until we reach again the Danube in the settlement of Wilhering/Ufer. A short time later, we are at the Donausteig-starting point "Wilhering" at the ferry terminal of the Rollfähre Ottensheim Wilhering (ferry). A Donausteig-stage with plenty of room for the pondering.

 


Discover the following features with the Donausteig-diary


-Eferding-at the heart of the empire


-Donausteig-starting point 'Eferding'


-Shrines - narrative characters of the countryside


-Donausteig-resting point "langer Haufen"


-Waterway "Danube"


-The Danube and its "secret" characters


-Danube power plant Ottensheim Wilhering


-Balance-life at water level


- ...


 


Download: Donausteig-diary "Stage 2_G02 Eferding Wilhering" - yet to follow!


 


ATTENTION: Those who wants to go to Ottensheim at the end of this stage, use the Rollfähre (ferry) "Ottensheim Wilhering" 



Directions:
From the Donausteig-starting point "Eferding" we cross the parking lot of the Eferding public baths and follow the road North. After about 800 m, we turn right in Wörth. A small farm road now brings us towards East. At the intersection in the rural settlement of Unterschaden (large farm to the right) we proceed straight a few meters, then turn left into the Auwald (Forest). Now a tarmac road continue in a curve to the right past a wastewater treatment plant and then along the Aschach downstream to a bridge. Cross the bridge and turn left. A few feet further on we are in front of the Danube and the Donausteig-resting point "Lang Haufen". From here, a few kilometres downstream the Donausteig follows the asphalted Danube River Dam. Within sight of the Danube power plant Ottensheim Wilhering, we leave the Danube and walk right onto a narrow road leading backing into the Auwald along the Innbachs (stream). We encircle the power plant in a long left band. At the bridge in Fall (power plant access road), we cross the Innbachs (stream) and turn right and then again left. Briefly through a settlement, we continue along again on the bank of the Innbachs (stream). After the Donausteig-resting point "Fischlehrpfad" the Danube route branches off from the Innbachs (stream) and through lowland forests, until we reach the bank of the Danube at Wilhering/Ufer. A short time later, we are at the Donausteig-starting point "Wilhering"and at the ferry terminal of the Rollfähre (ferry) Ottensheim-Wilhering.

 


To facilitate the orientation, the Donausteig was provided with its own system of orientation - you will find the description here  .


 


ATTENTION: Those who wants to go to Ottensheim at the end of this stage, use the Rollfähre (ferry) "Ottensheim Wilhering"   



Tip:
A walk through the city center of Eferding opens up interesting sites of the history of Austria's third oldest city!

Equipment:
No special requirements apart from basic hiking gear.

Additional information:
WGD Tourismus GmbH 
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43(0)732/7277-800
Fax. +43(0)732/7277-804 
info@donausteig.com

 


Tourism center Eferding
Tel.: +43(0)7272/5555-160 Fax DW -161
tourismusverband@eferding.ooe.gv.at
www.eferding.at


 


Market municipal office Wilhering
4073 Wilhering
Linzer Str. 14
Tel.: +43(0)7226(2255
Fax: +43(0)7226/3095
gemeinde@wilhering.ooe.gv.at
www.wilhering.at


 

Starting point: Eferding - The Donausteig-starting point „Eferding“ lies hidden to the west of the stretched parking lot of the Eferdinger public baths.
Destination: Wilhering-The Donausteig-starting point "Wilhering" lies directly at the dock for the Danube ferry Ottensheim-Wilhering

further information:
  • Multi-day tour
  • Board possible

Schloss Starhemberg Castle

Schloss Starhemberg Castle

EFERDING CASTLE: This Castle is home to Starhemberg’s Princely Family Museum and to the Municipal Museum of Eferding, and is dubbed a "showcase of world history".

Eferding Cathedral

The Parish Church of St. Hippolyt in Eferding is one of the most important hall churches of Upper Austria's late Gothic period, built between 1451 and 1505.

Wilhering Cistercian Abbey and Church

The 850 year old Cistercian Abbey ranks among Wilhering's most important characteristics. In 1146 the Cistercian Abbey was founded by Ulrich von Cholo, a foundation that influenced both the cultural and spiritual life of the entire region. The Abbey was a well-known place of...

Fish Trail

Fish Trail

Theme trail leading along the cycling track, past the Wilhering-Ottensheim electrical power station. Not less than 83 glazed boxes provide the most detailed information on the four hydrological regions, on 15 different species of native animals and more than 60 species of fish...

FürstlichStarhembergsches Familien-u.Stadtmuseum

Since 1962 the Old Palace has been housing two noticeable Museums. The Tour of the Museum beings in the north wing of the Palace with the family history of the Starhemberg Aristocracy. Numerous memorabilia and personal items provide insights into the history of this ancient Austrian...

Eferding Cathedral

The Parish Church of St. Hippolyt in Eferding is one of the most important hall churches of Upper Austria's late Gothic period, built between 1451 and 1505.

Wilhering Cistercian Abbey and Church

The 850 year old Cistercian Abbey ranks among Wilhering's most important characteristics. In 1146 the Cistercian Abbey was founded by Ulrich von Cholo, a foundation that influenced both the cultural and spiritual life of the entire region. The Abbey was a well-known place of...

Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
The Eferdinger Public baths lies aprox. 250 m south east from the Eferdinger starting point. Depending on the arrival direction there are different ways to reach the Eferdinger starting point.  (Navigation: A‑4070 Eferding, Freibad/Ludlgasse).

Public Transit
Eferding can be reached by train and bus. A transfer back from Wilhering is possible by bus. One should take notice that the train station of Eferding is a bit further away from the starting point! Information on bus timetables online at http://www.ooevv.at  .

Parking
Free parking space without time limit at the Eferding swimming pool

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

Please get in touch for more information.

Donausteig Stage 2_G02 Eferding - Wilhering: „Donau-water ways and living space"
WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz

+43 732 7277 - 800
+43 732 7277 - 804
info@donauregion.at
www.donauregion.at
www.wilhering.at
http://www.donauregion.at
http://www.wilhering.at

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4070 Eferding
Destination: 4073 Wilhering

duration: 4h 0m
length: 14,7 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 8m
Altitude difference (downhill): 12m

Lowest point: 254m
Highest point: 266m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Some Views

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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