The tour starts at the castel in Leiben and leads slightly uphill through Weinzierl, down via Kaumberg and through the village Ebersdorf. Along the wood‘s edge the last part of the way leads down to Klein Pöchlarn on an asphalt road. Now the way leads downstream along the Danube, afterwards via the Danube bridge and then upstream to the „Nibelungendenkmal“ (Nibelung monument) in Pöchlarn.
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 Dürregger
K.U.K - Stadtkaffee
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:
Castle in Leiben, mirror sculpture Klein-Pöchlarn, floating platform named „Erika“ in the Danube in Klein-Pöchlarn, museum of Oskar Kokoschka in Pöchlarn, nibelung monument in Pöchlarn, city museum of Pöchlarn located in the Welserturm (tower)
Restaurants and Cafes along the way are in:
Leiben, Klein-Pöchlarn and Pöchlarn
More sights in the area Nibelungengau:
Power station Ybbs-Persenbeug, peace museum in Erlauf, castle in Artstetten and basilica in Maria Taferl
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 right an follow road B3 to Ebersdorf. In the village of Ebersdorf you turn left to drive up to Leiben.
Approaching from Grein or Krems, country road B3 leads you directly to Ebersdorf and in the village you turn left approaching from Grein or you turn right approaching from Krems to drive up to Leiben.