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Dr. Kirchschläger Trail - Memorial Route

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Starting place: 4133 Niederkappel
Destination: 4133 Niederkappel

duration: 3h 4m
length: 10,2 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 368m
Altitude difference (downhill): 433m

Lowest point: 281m
Highest point: 548m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Street, Hiking trail, Other


Short description:
Scenic hike up tot he Danube heights from the birthplace of Kirchschläger all the way to the baptistry. Unforgettable break on the "President`s chair". Stelae with impressive portraits and quotes.



Technique: ***



Quality of experience: ****



Recommended season:

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



Properties:

  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available

Description:
Former Federal President Dr. Rudolf Kirchschläger was born and baptised in Niederkappel. This attractive but also challenging circular hiking trail leads through the beautiful scenery of Mühl and Danube Valley from the birthplace of Kirchschläger at Kleine Mühl tributary near the village of Obermühl, of which the " Dr. Kirchschläger memorial stone" now reminds us, to the baptistery - the "Mühlviertler Dom" church in Niederkappel. Along the theme trail you`ll find stations with images and quotes from the life of the popular Federal President, providing insights into his work as a great human and politician. Various themes such as politics, humanity or humour are picked up on here. In honour of Dr. Kirchschläger, a unique viewpoint - the "President`s chair" - was built, offering  lofty views.

Equipment:
sturdy hiking shoes are recommended

Starting point: Niederkappel town square or Dr. Kirchschläger memorial stone in Obermühl
Destination: Niederkappel town square or Dr. Kirchschläger memorial stone in Obermühl

further information:
  • Flatly
  • Board possible

Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
From Linz on the B127 to Altenfelden roundabout, turn-off to Lembach im Mühlkreis, follow the course of the road to Niederkappel

Public Transit

Location and getting there


How to arrive in the Danube Upper Austrian region?
The fast way to your destination – by train, bus, car, boat or plane.


 


Easily reached from Linz by public bus in a good hour.



Parking
Village centre
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Early winter

Please get in touch for more information.

Dr. Kirchschläger Trail - Memorial Route
Gemeinde Niederkappel
Hauptstraße 12
4133 Niederkappel

Phone +43 43 7277 - 800
Fax machine +43 732 7277 - 804
E-Mailgemeinde@niederkappel.at
Webwww.donauregion.at/niederkappel
https://www.donauregion.at/niederkappel

 Interactive elevation profile

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4133 Niederkappel
Destination: 4133 Niederkappel

duration: 3h 4m
length: 10,2 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 368m
Altitude difference (downhill): 433m

Lowest point: 281m
Highest point: 548m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Street, Hiking trail, Other