Via Lauriacum

  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • culturally interesting
  • Flatly

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Starting place: 4470 Enns
Destination: 4470 Enns

duration: 1h 0m
length: 4,1 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 25m
Altitude difference (downhill): 25m

Lowest point: 255m
Highest point: 281m
difficulty: very easy
condition: very easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

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Short description:
Follow the Via Lauriacum in the footsteps of the Romans through Enns.
On this archaeological loop you`ll visit the most important stations and locations of past Roman life in 'Enns. Along the way you`ll find stations with exciting information on Roman history and its locations.



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Quality of experience: ******



Recommended season:

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December



Properties:

  • Loop
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
  • Cultural/historical value
  • Insider tip
  • Suitable for strollers

Description:
The Via Lauriacum is an archaeological loop and can be walked with the support of the "Via Lauriacum" app (free download). The start of this loop is at the main square at the entrance to Lauriacum Museum. Follow the path to Ennsegg Castle and the castle grounds. Having arrived at the Calcaria exhibition, you`ll come past the northern corner of the former Roman legionary fortress Lauriacum. Continue following the path past Maria Anger through the former legionary camp to St. Laurenz Basilica. From here the way leads back again to the main square. The "Via Lauriacum" app will accompany you on this loop with many exciting audios and videos focusing on the topic of the Romans in Enns.

Tip:

Take this unique opportunity to marvel at the surroundings from over 50 m up. Scale the 157 stairs at Enns town tower, past the bells and the old clockwork of the tower all the way to under the roof, where a small platform offers breathtaking views in all directions.


- The Calcaria exhibition displays one of the 12 lime kilns, which the Romans used to build the legionary fortress. A short video shows how it came to manufacturing the lime.
- Visit the excavations in St. Laurenz Basilica Lower Church. Part of the excavations are exposed in front of the altar. The entire excavation site can be visited as part of a quided tour ( by prior appointment).


- Having arrived at the starting point at Enns main square, you can take the opportunity to visit Lauriacum Museum, one of the most modern Roman exhibitions in Austria.



Equipment:
Hiking backpack (incl. rain cover), sturdy shoes

Additional information:
This archaeological circular route can also be started at the St. Laurenz basilica
Starting point: Main square Enns / at the entrance to the Lauriacum Museum
Destination: Main square Enns / at the entrance to the Lauriacum Museum

further information:
  • Flatly
  • Board possible

Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
on Autobahn A1 exit at Enns Ost – continue in direction of Enns – in the roundabout take the  1st exit and turn left at the traffic light. Follow the signs in the centre to the main square.

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.


 


 


Take the train to Enns station and then continue by bus to Enns main square.



Parking
Parking (fee-based short-term parking zone) is available at Enns main square, as well as free parking (P3) at Lorcherstraße/Mauthausner Straße Road.
Travelling by public transport
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  • Suitable for pushchairs
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Early winter
  • Deep winter

Please get in touch for more information.

Via Lauriacum
WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz

Phone +43 732 7277 - 800
Fax machine +43 732 7277 - 804
E-Mailinfo@donauregion.at
Webwww.donauregion.at
http://www.donauregion.at

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4470 Enns
Destination: 4470 Enns

duration: 1h 0m
length: 4,1 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 25m
Altitude difference (downhill): 25m

Lowest point: 255m
Highest point: 281m
difficulty: very easy
condition: very easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

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