Enjoy the wonderful view of the Danube valley at Leiben and the atmosphere of the Danube. From the power station you have a direct view of Melk abbey.
The tour starts at the castle in Leiben and on through Weinzierl via the „Henzing“. Along the road to Urfahr, where you cross the main road. Afterwards you walk along the Danube cycle path following direction power station Melk. This is the point where long distance trail Nibelungengau and Wachau World Heritage Trail meet. Now you pass castle Luberegg to make your way to Rantenberg and Emmersdorf.
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:
Castle in Leiben, Wachau donkey experience, Melk abbey
Restaurants and Cafes along the way are in:
Leiben, Emmersdorf or Melk
More sights in the area Nibelungengau:
Power station Ybbs-Persenbeug, peace museum in Erlauf, museum of Oskar Kokoschka in Pöchlarn, castle in Artstetten and basilica in Maria Taferl
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 right and 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.
At the castle in Leiben or in the center of Emmersdorf.