Section 2 Danube cycle path from Schlögen to Linz 42 km of the Danube along a particularly beautiful section of the Danube cycle path
River meanders, untouched nature on the Danube Cycle Path
From Schlögen an der Donau the bikes roll comfortably on an asphalt road meanders along, facing the other side. An unspoilt piece of nature lies between Au and Grafenau. The flora and fauna developed here on the Danube are unique in Europe.
With the Danube bus, one along ferry between Au and Grafenau, it is possible to drive 5 km on the Danube through the Schlögener loop. If you have stayed on the north bank, it is a special experience to bridge the missing part of the bike path in this way.
We continue cycling via Inzell to Kobling and enjoy a particularly scenic section of the Danube Cycle Path. In Kobling we switch to the other side of the river in Obermühl by ferry.
The Danube is as smooth as a lake
We cycle through the Exlau to Untermühl close to the banks of the Danube. The river is stowed here retrospectively from the Aschach power plant. A mood like on an idyllic lake, the Danube looks almost unreal, a calmly reflecting water surface with ducks and swans. Here ends the Schlögener noose.
Robber tower in Neuhaus
Raised on wooded rock high above the Danube Neuhaus Castle, A little below on a prominent granite reef we see the chain tower (popularly also called "Lauerturm" or "Räuberturm"). The chain tower was built in the 14th century. The Danube was blocked off by chains Sailors' toll to levy.
In Untermühl we can either circumnavigate the rock with a longitudinal ferry and then continue cycling along the Danube's north bank, or we can take the cross ferry across to the south bank to Kaiserau.
Soon after the Aschach power plant, we reach the small market town Aschach. A beautiful old town on the Danube with town houses from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. You can learn a lot about the old craft of shipbuilding in the “Schoppermuseum”.
Most magnificent Rococo church in German-speaking countries, Wilhering Abbey
We stay on the right bank of the Danube and cycle, through riparian forests via Brandstätt to Wilhering. The Wilhering Abbey was founded in 1146 and rebuilt after the big fire in 1733. The Collegiate Church, which is well worth seeing, is one of the most splendid Rococo churches in German-speaking countries.
A Danube ferry connects Wilhering with Ottensheim, a small market town with town houses from the 16th century.
Linz is Unesco City of Media Arts
It is not far to Linz on the Danube. The capital of Upper Austria is UNESCO City of Media Arts.
The Danube Cycle Path is laid out from Ottensheim via Puchenau to Linz on its own bike path along the main road. This street is very busy and noisy. An alternative is to cover this distance by train. With a ferry, the Donaubus, you can travel on the Danube from Ottensheim to Linz.
Despite a fire around 1800, some Renaissance town houses and older houses with baroque facades have been preserved in Linz's old town, resulting in a very beautiful inner city. Today young people and students use the many offers of a lively cultural scene the city on the Danube.535