Abandoned Danube river course trail
- Suitable for families
- culturally interesting
Scenic, windless hike along the Old Danube. This circular route leads past the watersports centre, along the right abandoned river course through banks and meadow landscapes with their typical fauna and flora. After Rohrmühle tube mill we also cross Aubach and Erlabach streams.
Quality of experience: *****
- Family friendly
- Cultural/historical value
Cross the road and walk along the Danube heading east. After 15 minutes youll get to the memorial site erected in honour of those who lost their lives building the powerplant. Until this spot the path is sealed, except for a few metres paved with stones. Now continue along a sandy road along the abandoned Danube River course. On the right is the alluvial forest and on the left the banks of the old river course. After 10 minutes you`ll get to the bridge across the old river course. Now you have the option of climbing up the steps to the road. Climb over the barrier and continue walking along a meadow path, which is very suitable for joggers. After another 10 minutes you`ll get for a pond. After walking for a total of 60 minutes, the alluvial forest becomes sparser. Just before the open-air facility a gravel road branches off to the right. Follow this straight to the parking lot.
View from Mitterkirchen: On the right before the bridge across the abandoned river course
View from Wallsee: On the left after bridge across the abandoned river course
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.
Before/after the set of traffic lights you’ll find a parking lot
- Early winter
- Deep winter
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