The Donausteig-simply fabulous! Summit storm onto the Donaublick - one of the seven Danube climbing summits! On this panoramic stage, we hike from Ottensheim in the fertile Eferding basin over the summits of the Donaublicks and the Pöstlingberg to the Linzer basin to Linz. We discover Ottensheim as an ancient trading hub, the myth of the Lochsteines (stones), the landmark of Linz, the innovative Maximillian fortress, the steepest adhesion railway in the world of...
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Starting point for this leg of the Donausteig is Ottensheim. The historic Danube market is located on the eastern edge of the fertile Eferding basin and has a historically important Danube crossing. The beautiful marketplace tells of a long tradition as a trading hub. From the pier of the Rollfähre (ferry) we walk along the Danube on the Treppelweg (path). While the Danube can be wonderful observe and ponder about the former activities on the Danube crossing. At the Danube bend, where the current flows further into the Kerbtal (valley) of the Linzer gateway, we leave the river and begin our summit assault. After a short section of forest we walk up the Dürnberg (mountain) past rural surroundings: lush meadows, farm fields, beautiful fruit fields, solitary farms,... We quickly gain height on dirt farm roads. Our field of view widens as more and more of the whole Eferding basin becomes apparent - simply beautiful! The Donausteig-resting point "Dürnberg" gives us a nice opportunity for a comfortable break. After a small wooded area, we are at the height of the Linzer gateway and can see the narrow gorge of the Danube River. After a short forest descent, we then walk back on farm and dirt roads through rural cultural landscape uphill towards Koglerau. The unique panoramic terrace of the Kögler Court provides the setting to ponder. From there, a footpath through the atmospheric forest of the Koglerau leads us to the summit cross of the Donaublick, the first experience highlight of this Donausteig-stage. Congratulations - here we are on one of the seven leading peaks of the Donausteig! One last time the view of the fertile Eferding basin opens up to us. Now, the path to the Linzer basin begins. After the summit the view into the new landscape opens us for the first time. Over meadows and fields, passing scattered settlements, on a long up and down, we reach the symbol of Linz is the Pöstlingberg with its pilgrimage church - the second adventure highlight of this Donausteig-stage which offers a unique view from the Linzer basin all the way to the Alps - simply fabulous! Here long stay is worth it, because there is so much to discover. Then, a way of the cross leads us through meadows and woodland down to the Petrinum at the foot of the Pöstlingberges (mountain). From there the walk is through the city and over the Danube bridge to the magnificent main square of Linz. A diversified Danube climbing experience between nature and culture - simply fabulous!
Discover the following features with the Donausteig-diary:
-Ottenheim-a crossway and trading site
-Donausteig-starting point "Ottensheim"
-Danube ferry Ottensheim Wilhering
-Danube power plant Ottensheim Wilhering
-Abbey Wilhering uniqueness through fire
-Donausteig-resting point "Dürnberg"
-Lochsteine-Jewels for the hereafter?
-Kürnberg-the Emperors forest
Download: Donausteig-diary "Stage 3_N06 Ottensheim Linz" - yet to follow!
To facilitate the orientation, the Donausteig was provided with its own system of orientation - you will find the description here .
Tourism center Ottensheim
4100 Ottensheim, Austria
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Gemeindeamt Tel.: +43(0)7234/822550
Tourist Information Linz
www.linz-tourismus.info und www.linz.at/tourismus
The Donausteig-starting point lies to the south exit of Ottenheim's Market square (Navi: A-4100 Ottensheim, Marktplatz).
Ottensheim can be reached by bus and train. A transfer back from Linz is possible as well by bus or train. If you take the train be aware that the train statiosn are further away from their respective city centers! Information on time tables online at http://www.ooevv.at .
The market center of Ottensheim is largerly a short period parking zone - as well the zone close to the ferry dock. Free of charge parking zones can be found at the Donauhalle (approx. 5 walking minutes away: Nähe Donaulände) or at the parking lot at the school center (approx. 10 walking minutes away: north of the parish church).
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