The Donausteig-simply fabulous! Summit assault onto the Pfenningberg (mountain) - one of the seven Danube climbing summits! On this contrasting stage we hike from Linz in the Linzer basin along the forest top of the Pfenningberg (mountain) through through the mühlviertler cultural landscape to Steyregg on the edge of the Donau plains. We discover Linz as a capital of culture, the unknown world of the "Danube" waterway, Vierkanthöfe (farms) as perfect forms of farmstead, the myth of the Lochsteine (stones), the medieval town of Steyregg...
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The culture capital of Linz is the starting point for this leg of the Donausteig. Linz is located on the northern edge of the Linzer basin and is divided into two parts by the Danube. It has always been an important river crossing which gives Linz its importance and prosperity. From the magnificent main square we walk first over the Nibelungen bridge steeped in history to Urfahr. Then, we follow the Danube along the Treppelweges (path) downstream. Numerous cultural highlights let us experience the "capital of culture" and the Danube shows us its qualities as an urban recreational area. In the Danube bend, that should have given Linz its name, we leave the current and walk through the Au (plain) to Pleschinger Lake. Our Summit storm begins shortly after this popular swimming lake. On a rural road we quickly gain altitude. Initially through forests, then through a wonderful rural cultural landscape. With increasing altitude, a high contrast view of the Linzer basin fascinates: perfect country Idyll from the backgrounds of the Linz district - simply fabulous! The Donausteig-resting point "Pfenning/Linz Bergblick" can be wonderful to philosophize about this country at this unique setting. A little later begins the peak forest and forest roads bring us higher. Over a detour, we eventually reach the forest Summit of the Pfenningberg (mountain). Congratulations - here we are on one of the seven Donausteig peaks! A few metres Northwest of the summit crossa forest clearing allow a hidden look back to the Nibelungen bridge and the old town of Linz. The descent leads over forest roads to the Donausteig-Resting point „Mühlviertelblick“ at the northern forest edge. Here the Mühlviertler uplands reveals themselves in all their beauty: meadows, fields, woodland, farmsteads, wayside crosses,... On farm and dirt roads we walk through this traditional rural cultural landscape in a long right curve down into the wooded valley of Reichenbach. The meanders of the lonely Reichenbach (stream) bring us then passed the Donausteig-resting point "Reichenbach/Devil chapel", and to the rural village Pulgarn at the beginning of the Danube plain. Here, the faded glory of the former monastery Pulgern leaves us thinking about the impermanence and values in life. We hike from the rural settlement through the fertile Danube plain to the old main road. We follow the road approximately 2 miles north into the historic town of Steyregg. A Donausteig-stage of scenic contrasts and hidden gems - simply beautiful!
Discover the following features with the Donausteig-diary:
-Linz-a true capital of culture
-The castle of Linz-the center of the Empire
-Lentos Art Museum-a museum as an art object
-Ars Electronica Center-Playground of the future
-Parish Church of Urfahr-portal between history and future
-The Urfahraner market
-Brucknerhaus-harmony in perfection
-forum metal-art in the Park
Download: Donausteig-diary "Stage 3_N07 Linz Steyregg" - yet to follow!
To facilitate the orientation, the Donausteig was provided with its own system of orientation - you will find the descriptionhere .
Tourist Information Linz
www.linz-tourismus.info und www.linz.at/tourismus
Municipal Office Steyregg
The starting point of this stage is Linz's Main square (Navigation: A-4020 Linz, Hauptplatz).
Linz can be reached by bus and Train. A trasnfer back from Steyregg is possible as well by bus or train. Please take into consideration that the train stations are further away from their respective centy centers! Timetables online at http://www.ooevv.at .
At the main square there are no parking possibilites, however there are short duration parking zones surrounding it. You can park free of charge at the Urfahranermarkts (market) (appox. 15 walking minutes away from the main square; notice that there is a road block due to the market - information at www.urfahranermarkt.at ). In a ratius of about 10 walking minutes there are a number of parking garages.
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