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