Section 6 Danube bike path from Krems to Tulln 44 km along the Danube through the Tullner basin to Tulln, one of the oldest cities in Austria
From Tolls from we drive to the Fladnitz and then it goes next to this river downstream to the Danube. On a hill we can see the system from Benedictine monastery Göttweig, If you are traveling with an e-bike, you could take the detour uphill to enjoy this view.
On the Danube Cycle Path in the beautiful Danube Baden
Past beautiful bathing beaches and forests, we follow the bike path to the Traisen. We cross it and drive back to the Danube bank.
Interesting old towns of Krems and Stein
You can also start this 6th stage from Krems / Stein. Up to Tulln it is a leisurely day tour through meadow landscapes in Tullner basin.
Krems and Stein an der Donau are part of the Wachau World Heritage Site. The Wachau ends here. There are two parts of the city that are worth seeing, and the old towns are almost completely preserved, even in stone. The 15th / 16th Century was the time of the economic climax of the former Danube trading city. The Danube trade shaped Stein for centuries as a trading center. Among other things, stone had a monopoly as a salt defeat. In 1401/02 a quarter of the total export of wine was loaded via Stein an der Donau.
In 1614, Capuchin monks founded this between Stein and Krems Monastery "And".
The Gozzoburg in the oldest part of the City of Krems, is one of the most important early Gothic secular buildings in Austria. City judge Gozzo, a rich and respected citizen of Krems, bought the building around 1250. Large renovations made it possible to use the Gozzoburg for court hearings, council meetings and official events on the upper floor in the coat of arms room with a wooden beam ceiling from 1254.
Also worth seeing are art exhibitions in the Kunsthalle Krems, the former Minoritenkirche in Stein and the cartoon museum could be of interest to you.
Cycle to the Romans to Traismauer
Traismauer is not directly on the Danube Cycle Path, but a small detour of 3 km is worthwhile in the historic Roman and Nibelung city. In the city center, the Roman Gate, the Hungerturm (with city museum) and the former Roman fort bear witness to Roman settlement. In the castle there is a museum for early history and excavations can be seen in the lower church under the parish church.
We continue cycling along the Danube until shortly before the Altenwörth power plant. At the Danube Kraftweg we meet cyclists who were on the north bank and change here to the south bank of the river. At the power station entrance gate, we turn right and cross the Traisen. Then it goes back to the Danube and on the dam until it ends.
Nuclear power from Zwentendorf
We cross a body of water on a ford (in the event of flooding we drive on the country road) and soon after we pass Zwentendorf at the Donau. A referendum in 1978 resulted in a ban on the commissioning of the completed Zwentendorf nuclear power plant. The path continues across the main square to Tulln, where we see the Hundertwasser ship »Regentag« near the Danube cycle path.
Roman Tulln on the Danube Cycle Path
Tulln As one of the oldest cities in Austria, it was already populated in pre-Roman times.
Extensive excavations took place around the abandoned Dominican convent. The western gate of the Comangenis Equestrian Castle can be seen at the back of the building. The horse fort was also the base of the Roman Danube flotilla.
In the time of the Babenbergs, Tulln was very important as a Danube trading center so that it was called the capital of the country.
For art lovers another recommendation: visit the Schiele Museum in the former prison building of the Tulln District Court.