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 untouched piece of nature lies between Au and Grafenau. The flora and fauna developed here on the Danube is 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 Schlinge. If you have stayed on the north bank, it is a special experience to bridge the missing piece of 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 classic bike tour and the most popular long-distance bike tour in the world is the Danube Cycle Path from Passau to Vienna - an ideal bike tour for beginners, connoisseurs and families. Everything that makes a successful bike tour can be found here: the Danube Cycle Path offers impressive river landscapes with steep, wooded slopes, vineyards and orchards. Every region along this very well-developed cycle path has its own special charm. The Schlögener Schlinge, the Strudengau, the Nibelungengau or the Wachau are also cultural land with many sights from the past of the Romans, the Nibelungen and the Crusaders. The bike route is not only beautiful, but also easy to ride, it is almost entirely flat

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 remarkable old town on the Danube with town houses from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. 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 and result in a very beautiful city center. Young people and students use the many offers of a lively one today cultural scene the city on the Danube.

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