Kremstal-Danube Long Distance Trail 14: Gföhl – Senftenberg
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Wandern in schattigen WäldernPhoto: Doris Schwarz-König, Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal
Hike sportily from one landmark to the next: The Gföhl - Senftenberg route is full of highlights that are well worth seeing and want to be hiked dynamically.
The tour from Gföhl to Senftenberg is especially worthwhile for sporty enthusiastic hikers. On this route, romantic natural scenery and imposing landmarks are explored in a dynamic way. At the starting point of the hike, it is worth making the first stop at the baroque parish church of St. Andrew. Then it's on tranquil forest paths over the Kühberg past imposing rock formations into the Kremstal valley. Especially the rock pulpit "Heimliches Gericht" is worth a stop. Via the villages of Untermeisling and Obermeisling, the route leads directly to the finish in Senftenberg. At the end of the tour, we recommend a trip to the landmark of the wine town, the castle ruins of Senftenberg. The fantastic view from the ruins over the picturesque Kremstal valley rounds off this worthwhile hiking route.
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 at 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.
From the main square, we head south through Kirchengasse, Kühberggasse, to Kleinkühnberggasse, which we then follow uphill. Past the playground, the end of the settlement is soon reached, a short stretch on the field road, and we are already in the shady forest. For the most part, through the forest, we reach Untermeisling. Beforehand, it is recommended to take the detour to the lookout point before the Kühberg. From Untermeisling to Obermeisling, we have to march on the main road. From Obermeisling onwards, "peace returns". We walk for hours through the forest, over the beautiful rock pulpit "Heimliche Gericht" until we reach the Kremstal. Through the settlement area, we reach the Nuhr health centre and, shortly afterwards, the municipal office.
Gföhl can be reached by train and bus.
From Vienna: via S5 to Krems and B 37 to Gföhl
From the west: A1 and S33, B37 to Gföhl
Gföhl, Feldgasse Car park
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.