Since July 2010 a unique, new attraction awaits to be explored along the Bavarian-Upper Austrian Danube – Donausteig trail! The 450 km-long trail from Passau past Linz to Grein , which mostly runs along the two shores of the Danube, is to every hiker’s delight. 41 Danube Loop Trails and 52 Donau...


Country: Austria


Donausteig - Simply Legendary
There is hardly a region as versatile as the Danube area. Numerous, versatile landscapes, accompany hikers from Passau past Linz to Grein and offer breathtaking views and insights into a legendary beautiful area.

450 kilometre-long Donausteig Trail
Donausteig trail leads along both shores from Passau to Grein through a versatile natural and cultural landscape .

41 Donausteig Loops
Several trails branch off from the main route and lead into the back-country. They ensure an even more intensive getting-to-know of the region.

Train, bus and boats are perfectly integrated
Excursionists enjoy a comfortable journey to and from their starting point.

Donausteig trail is perfect for
  • long-distance hikers/stage hikers
  • excursionists
  • families
  • leisure hikers
165 starting, resting and panorama spots
The changing landscapes are unified by these spots featuring standardized furniture and extensive information panels. These spots offer beautiful sights and insights into the breathtaking Danube area.

"Simply Legendary"
120 Danube legends, newly told and illustrated are attached to the information panels and add another facet to the region.

52 Donausteig Guesthouses
Hiking experts from the region advice their guests competently and fulfil certain quality criteria for accommodations and restaurants.

Target-group oriented package deals
The bookable package deals are focused on different types of hikers and holiday makers. They are available in different categories so that every guest finds a package to their liking.

Donausteig Interactive
The interactive hiking map and the tour planner enable guests to set up and print individual hiking routes in PDF format.

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