The tour starts at the panorama panel at the landing-stage in Marbach. The way leads past the „Winklermühle“ (mill), up through the untouched nature of „Steinbachklamm“ (stone creek gorge). From Hilmanger the way leads down offering a wonderful view into the Danube valley. Through small villages and wooded area the last part of the way is steep and leads you up to Maria Taferl.
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.
Rest StopGasthof Gressl Willibald
Café Maria Theresia
Café Schüller und Genusswerkstatt
Landgasthof 'Zur Schönen Wienerin'
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.
Tips, hints and links
Tips and hints for excursions along the way:
Steinbachklamm (gorge between Marbach and Maria Taferl), basilica in Maria Taferl
Restaurants and Cafes along the way are in:
Marbach, Hilmanger and Maria Taferl
More sights in the area Nibelungengau:
Power station Ybbs-Persenbeug, peace museum in Erlauf, museum of Oskar Kokoschka in Pöchlarn, castle in Leiben, castle in Artstetten
Getting thereHighway A1 until exit Pöchlarn, then take the first exit at the roundabout, and after about 1 kilometer turn left following direction „Donaubrücke“ (Danube bridge). Cross the bridge, stay left and follow road B3 to Marbach.
Approaching from Grein or Krems, country road B3 leads you directly to Marbach.