Kremstal-Danube Long Distance Trail 12: Droß - Senftenberg (Abbreviation)
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Burgruine SenftenbergPhoto: Doris Schwarz-König, Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal
Quiet forests and idyllic countryside characterise the Droß - Senftenberg stage. Especially nature lovers in search of tranquillity can wonderfully switch off here and enjoy the landscape.
The route from Droß to Senftenberg leads through breathtaking landscapes. Hiking through the picturesque forest and meadow sections, you experience a uniquely "grounding" time-out. A first stop is already worthwhile at the starting point of the tour. The Fatima pilgrimage church, Droß Castle and St. George's Castle Chapel rise up there and invite you to explore them. Then continue through peaceful nature to the Poberkreuz, where the Kremstal-Donau long-distance trail can be shortened in the direction of Senftenberg. Once you have arrived at your destination, it is also worth taking a trip to the fortified church of St. Andreas or to the Burgruine Senftenberg. From there, there is a breathtaking view of the surrounding wine terraces. This way, the nature-oriented hike can end relaxed with a view of the greenery.
The Burgruine Senftenberg in Kremstal tower high above the village. It is the landmark of the idyllic wine village of the same name and offers a magnificent view of the wine terraces where the typical Urgesteinsriesling grows. There are many things to explore at the castle ruins, and many stories entwine around the centuries-old building.
With the online Heurigen calendar, you can find out which Heurigen is marked.
Please note the following tips and advice to ensure that your hiking holiday is a beautiful experience:
- Stay on the marked trails and wear mountain/hiking boots.
- Please do not leave your rubbish along the path.
- Carry enough food (water/snacks) with you.
- Take the hiking map with you or use the free hiking app.
- Respect the sensitive habitats of flora and fauna.
Tips and hints
All information about the stages can be found at www.kremstal.at . The "Kremstal-Donau long-distance hiking trail" hiking map can be requested free of charge from Donau NÖ Tourismus GmbH by telephone on 02713-30060-60 or downloaded from the brochure shop at www.donau.com/brochure will.
This stage takes us from Droß to Senftenberg to the Poberkreuz and then down past the Nuhr health centre to Senftenberg.
Droß can be reached by train and bus.
From Vienna: via A22 and S5, B 37 to Droß
From the west: A1 and S33, B37 to Droß
Car park at the Droß municipal office
Author’s map recommendations
Sturdy hiking shoes, rain protection, sufficient food and drink, as well as a hiking map Kremstal-Donau and possibly a wine tavern calendar.