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Niederkappel: Donauschlingen Trail


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Starting place: 4133 Niederkappel
Destination: 4133 Niederkappel

duration: 6h 15m
length: 19,2 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 754m
Altitude difference (downhill): 754m

Lowest point: 277m
Highest point: 602m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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Short description:
Haichenbach Castle Ruins, Donauschlinge Nature Trail



Technique: *



Recommended season:

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



Properties:

  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Geological highlights
  • Botanical highlights

Description:
Starting point: village square of Niederkappel. From Niederkappel (rest stops) across meadows and forests through the hilly landscape to Dorf, past “Kerschbaumbankerl” bench – one of the most beautiful vantage points – to Haichenbach Castle Ruins with observation tower. From there across the Donauleiten hills to Au (snack station). Continue downstream on the left bank of the Danube to the Donauschlinge Nature Trail where you hike through an unspoilt landscape with a unique flora and fauna. The trail continues to Grafenau past an abandoned quarry and leads then back to Niederkappel.

Directions:
Von Niederkappel (Einkehrmöglichkeit) weiter über Wiesen und Wälder durch das hügelige Hochland bis nach Dorf, vorbei am „Kerschbaumerbankerl“ – einer der schönsten Ausblickpunkte - zur Ruine Haichenbach mit Aussichtsturm. Von da über die Donauleiten nach Au (Einkehrmöglichkeit Jausenstation). Weiter geht es entlang des linken Donauufers flussabwärts bis zum „Naturlehrpfad Donauschlinge“ , wo eine einzigartige, unberührte Tier- und Pflanzenwelt durchwandert wird. Vorbei an einem aufgelassenen Steinbruch und der Ortschaft Grafenau geht es nach einem eventuellen Abstecher ins Gasthaus Gierlinger wieder zurück nach Niederkappel.

Tip:
Mühlviertler Cathedral and Kirschschläger Centre in Niederkappel

Observation platform at Haichenbach Castle Ruins


Danube ferry between Au and Grafenau on which one can experience the Danube Loop from the water.


Donauschlinge Nature Trail with a unique fauna and flora – a nice piece of unspoilt nature – is part of the loop trail and of Donausteig Trail!



Equipment:
Sturdy hiking boots

Additional information:
Niederkappel Municipal Office
4133 Niederkappel 48
Tel.: 0043(0)7286/8555 Fax:30
E-mail: gemeinde@niederkappel.atwww.niederkappel.at

Starting point: Niederkappel – village square

further information:
  • Flatly
  • Board possible

Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
By car: from Linz: on the B127 past Ottensheim to Neufelden - Lembach im Mühlkreis - Niederkappel

By train: Westbahn train to Linz – Mühlkreisbahn train to Neufelden – by taxi or bus to Niederkappel www.oebb.at

By boat: www.donauschiffahrt.de



Public Transit
Next train station: Neufelden

Public bus: www.ooevv.at



Parking
In Niederkappel directly at the village square, Grafenau/Längsfähre

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

Please get in touch for more information.

Niederkappel: Donauschlingen Trail
Tourismusverband Donau Oberösterreich
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz

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

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4133 Niederkappel
Destination: 4133 Niederkappel

duration: 6h 15m
length: 19,2 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 754m
Altitude difference (downhill): 754m

Lowest point: 277m
Highest point: 602m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

powered by TOURDATA