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Springtime on the Danube!

Springtime on the Danube!

As the days grow longer and the natural landscapes attract hikers and cyclists, the regions along the Danube offer many options for excursions. In addition, the cideries in Austria and the beer gardens in Bavaria begin to open their doors again. A cold drink and a shady spot to cool off are just what’s needed to get you back on your feet.

The Donausteig hiking trail

The Donausteig trail is a must for those who enjoy hiking. The well-developed hiking trail that leads from Passau to Grein follows the course of the Danube for almost 450 km. The route features natural highlights, such as the Schlögener Schlinge loop, and cities like Passau and Linz. The wide variety of activities on offer is reflected in the surrounding countryside as well as in the cities along the Donausteig trail. The trail is great for long-distance hikes, but also for those looking for a good day trip.

The Danube Cycle Path

Those who prefer to travel by bicycle will not be disappointed on the Danube. The Danube Cycle Path is an international cycle path leading from the source of the Danube to its mouth into the Black Sea. 360 km of the 1,200 km trail are located in Austria; starting at the German border near Passau, the route follows the Danube River through Vienna to the Hungarian border. This path has something for everyone – including numerous options for day or weekend trips and long-distance routes.

So head off and enjoy!

Regardless of which route and distance you decide on, whether you spend your time hiking along the Donausteig trail or cycling along the Danube Cycle Path, stopping off at a cidery or beer garden is just the ticket if you’re looking for a bit of refreshment. Enjoy a cool radler (beer and lemonade) or a cider to top off your meal or snack. Find new strength to press on under chestnut trees with stunning views over the surrounding area.

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