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Nibelungengau long distance trail 4: Maria Taferl - Leiben

Trekking Trails · Danube Lower Austria
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  • Ausblick von Klostergarten in Maria Taferl auf Donau und Nibelungengau
    / Ausblick von Klostergarten in Maria Taferl auf Donau und Nibelungengau
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
  • Blick von Golfplatz Richtung Basilika in Maria Taferl
    / Blick von Golfplatz Richtung Basilika in Maria Taferl
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
  • Luftaufnahme Schloss  Artstetten und Gemeinde
    / Luftaufnahme Schloss Artstetten und Gemeinde
    Photo: Gemeinde Artstetten/Spießmayer
  • Europaschloss Leiben
    / Europaschloss Leiben
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
  • Landtechnikmuseum im Europaschloss Leiben
    / Landtechnikmuseum im Europaschloss Leiben
    Photo: Donau Niederösterreich / Klaus Engelmayer
Map / Nibelungengau long distance trail 4: Maria Taferl - Leiben
0 150 300 450 600 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Basilika Maria Taferl Schloss Artstetten Schlosspark Artstetten

Enjoy the wonderful views around Danube valley in Maria Taferl or visit the basilica or castle Artstetten with its unique onion domes.

moderate
14.1 km
4:35 h
293 m
467 m

The tour starts at the panaorama panel at the village entrance of Maria Taferl and leads along the golf course, until the way branches off to direction Artstetten. From there the way leads along the „Jakobsweg“ (Way of St. James) to the panorama panel in Artstetten in front of the town hall. A diverse and varied route leads you from Artstetten to Leiben. The tour ends in front of the panorama panel at Leiben castle.

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

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Wachau Nibelungengau-Kremstal
Updated: June 14, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
445 m
Lowest point
252 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Terrassenhotel Rose
Hotel-Restaurant Schachner
Café Maria Theresia
Café Schüller
Hotel Restaurant Schlossgasthof Artstetten
Gasthof "Zum Goldenen Löwen"
Schloss Artstetten
Hotel Restaurant Schlossgasthof Artstetten
Landgasthaus Hochstöger
Landhausheuriger Landstetter

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:
basilica in Maria Taferl, mechanical crib Maria Taferl, castle in Artstetten, castle in Leiben

Restaurants and Cafes along the way are in:
Maria Taferl, Artstetten and Leiben

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

Start

Maria Taferl, village entrance (445 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
48.225908, 15.161119
UTM
33U 511966 5341422

Destination

Leiben, castle

Turn-by-turn directions

Almost in the middle of the route from Linz to Vienna, the most important place of pilgrimage of Lawer Austria lies on a hill with a height of 443 meters. High above the Danube valley, Maria Taferl offers a unique view of the surrounding area including the Alps, Schneeberg (snow mountain) and Traunstein (mountain). The tour starts at the panorama panel at the village entrance and leads past the golf course, until the way branches off to direction Artstetten. From there the way leads along the „Jakobsweg“ (Way of St. James) to the panorama panel in Artstetten in front of the town hall. The white castle with its seven characteristic onion domes thrones in the background. Here once lived heir to the throne archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie duchess of Hohenberg. With a lot of variety the way now leads from Artstetten to Leiben. The stage ends at the panorama panel at Leiben castle. The approximately 800-year-old castle thrones on a massive and steep rock and marks the transition from the southern part of the rough woodquarter into picturesque Danube valley in a very impressive way.

Public transport

With the Austrian Federal Railway (ÖBB) you travel to trainstation Pöchlarn (timetable). From the trainstation you can take a bus (Postbus) to Maria Taferl. Further information about bus schedules here.

Getting there

Highway 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 an follow road B3 to Marbach. In the village center of Marbach you turn right to drive up to Maria Taferl.

Approaching from Grein or Krems, country road B3 leads you directly to Marbach. In the village center of Marbach you turn left approaching form Grein or right approaching from Krems to drive up to Maria Taferl.

Parking

At the center of Maria Taferl (also at the basilica) or at the castle in Leiben.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.1 km
Duration
4:35 h
Ascent
293 m
Descent
467 m
Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Insider tip

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