Experience the vastness of the Tulln Basin
The tour along the scenic Danube Bike Path takes you from Mautern, a town on the Danube already popular with the Ancient Romans, to Klosterneuburg. On your ride through the lovely Danube Valley, the towns you pass through before reaching your destination include, among others, Traismauer, Zwentendorf an der Donau, Tulln an der Donau and St. Andrä-Wördern.
The Ancient Romans played a vital role in the history of Mautern. That is evident not only from the ruins of the Roman fort Favianis. The Roman Museum in the Baroque granary shows the significance of the community in ancient times whereas the handsome burgher homes attest to the golden age of Mautern in the 15th a nd 16th c .
Next comes the Tulln Basin (Tullnerfeld in German), which has all kinds of surprises in store for you. The region is rich in landscapes and habitats, in delicacies and specialties, in art and culture. The Tulln Basin Bike Path invites you to cycle your way to myriad interesting day trips. If time allows, we encourage you to visit Traismauer, an old town steeped in the history of the Romans and the Nibelungs. In the heart of town, the Römertor (Roman Gate) attests to Roman times, as do the Hungerturm (Hunger Tower) and the former Roman fort – today an elegant castle with wine shop. Enjoy a tasty meal of carp à la Sitzenberg or relax at the summer theater festival at Sitzenberg Castle. Tulln Basin is home to typical towns like Atzenbrugg, where the ingenious composer of art songs Franz Schubert made music or Rust with the Leopold Figl Museum as well as Langenrohr with the Josef Reither Museum.
On your way to Tulln, you pass Zwentendorf, home to the only nuclear power station in Austria, which was never put into operation, however. GARTEN TULLN with its 60 model gardens, a 30 m high treetop trail and the water park (rental boats) is just off the bike path, as are the Austrian painter Hundertwasser’s ship “Regentag” (Rainy Day) and the Tullner Aubad, wonderful for swimming and sunbathing.
After Tulln, you see the chain of hills comprising the Vienna Woods, which suddenly extend all the way to the bank at the Danube bend in Greifenstein. The lush old arm of the Danube at this location is an enticing place for a swim. The wine town of Klosterneuburg is not at all far away from here.
By roadTake the B33 all the way to Mautern an der Donau. Bus line WL2 on the south bank stops regularly at Mautern. Click the following link for the bus schedule (link).
ParkingIn the city center of Mautern.
- 7 Waypoints
- 7 Waypoints