On this stage you mainly walk through quiet and shady wooded areas, away from hustle and bustle. Enjoy the great view of the Danube valley and the Nibelungengau.
The tour starts at the waterfront in Persenbeug and leads downstream via Hagsdorf and Gottsdorf. After Metzling the way leads up into the wood. Now you pass a stone pit and follow the forest road uphill through the wood. At the highest point the way leads down through the wood to the village. You pass the port and walk to the landing-stage in Marbach.
The Nibelungengau long distance trail is split up into 8 stages and can be passed through in both directions. Signs along the way will help you to find the right direction.
The lake in Persenbeug-Gottsdorf is a good place for a refreshing dip on hot summer days. It is nice to stroll along the waterfront in Persenbeug and Marbach.
Please pay attention to following tips and hints, in order to enjoy your hiking trip.
- Stay on the marked trails.
- Wear hiking boots for your safety.
- Use walking sticks to find balance.
- It is always good to have a rainjacket with you.
- Don't forget your trail map.
- Make sure to have enough drinking water.
- Don't litter!
- No open fire!
- Please respect the sensitive habitats of flora and fauna.
We also like to point out, that it is forbidden to ride a horse or a mountain bike along wood trails or private forest roads.
For great memories of your hiking experience and to enjoy the surrounding nature, please consider to take some general gear which is listed here: Equipment list
Tips and hints for excursions along the way:
lake in Persenbeug-Gottsdorf
Information about Events of the region Nibelungengau and its surroundings you can find here.
Approaching from Grein or Krems, country road B3 leads you directly to Persenbeug.