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Nibelungengau long distance trail 2: Persenbeug - Marbach

Trekking Trails · Danube Lower Austria
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  • Abkühlung in der Donau bei Persenbeug-Gottsdorf
    / Abkühlung in der Donau bei Persenbeug-Gottsdorf
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
  • Farbmarkierung entlang vom Weitwanderweg Nibelungengau
    / Farbmarkierung entlang vom Weitwanderweg Nibelungengau
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
  • Badeteich in Gottsdorf
    / Badeteich in Gottsdorf
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
  • Hafen in Marbach
    / Hafen in Marbach
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
Map / Nibelungengau long distance trail 2: Persenbeug - Marbach
150 300 450 600 750 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Persenbeug-Gottsdorf Marbach/Donau

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.

 

moderate
16.7 km
5:31 h
455 m
456 m

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.

Author’s recommendation

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.

 

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Author
Wachau Nibelungengau-Kremstal
Updated: May 21, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
543 m
Lowest point
214 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Gasthaus "Zum goldenen Ochsen"
Gasthof Böhm
Gasthaus "Zum Kirchenwirt"
Pizzeria "Rialto"
Café-Konditorei Braun
Fischwirtshaus Landmotel 'Die Donaurast'
Landgasthof 'Zur Schönen Wienerin'
Café Lechner

Safety information

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.

Equipment

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, hints and links

Tips and hints for excursions along the way:
lake in Persenbeug-Gottsdorf

Restaurants and Cafes along the way are in:
Persenbeug-Gottsdorf and Marbach

More sights in the area Nibelungengau:
Power station Ybbs-Persenbeug, peace museum in Erlauf, museum of Oskar Kokoschka in Pöchlarn, castle in Leibencastle in Artstetten and basilica in Maria Taferl

Information about Events of the region Nibelungengau and its surroundings you can find here.

Start

Persenbeug, waterfront (217 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
48.183868, 15.084415
UTM
33U 506274 5336740

Destination

Marbach, landing-stage

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts in front of the panorama panel at the waterfront in Persenbeug and leads downstream along the Danube. A beautiful view of the Danube power station Ybbs-Persenbeug and the city of Ybbs accompany you to Hagsdorf and Gottsdorf. At Metzling the way leads uphill into a wooded area and offers great views of the Danube valley and the Nibelungengau. Enjoy the panorama while taking a break at „Naturfreundestein“ (nature friends stone) in Rosenbichl. Afterwards you pass a stone pit and follow the forest road uphill through the wood. Along the way you can find some quiet places to rest in untouched nature. At the highest point –at „Hirschensprung“ (deer jump)- the way leads down through the wood to Kracking. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic view seeing Maria Taferl and the Nibelungengau. You walk through the village to Marbach, passing the port all the way to the panorama panel at the landing-stage where this tour ends.

Public transport

With the Austrian Federal Railway (ÖBB) you travel to trainstation Ybbs/Kemmelbach (timetable). From the trainstation you can take a bus (Postbus/Verkehrsbetriebe) from Ybbs to Persenbeug. Further information about bus schedules here: Postbus or Verkehrsbetriebe

Getting there

Highway A1 until exit Ybbs, following B25 through Ybbs, and use the Danube bridge (Ybbs/Persenbeug) to cross the river. After the bridge you keep right and follow B3 until Persenbeug.

Approaching from Grein or Krems, country road B3 leads you directly to Persenbeug.

Parking

You can park along the waterfront in Persenbeug or at the landing-stage in Marbach.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.7 km
Duration
5:31 h
Ascent
455 m
Descent
456 m
Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops

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