In Baumgartenberg begins an attractive trek through the Mühlviertler hills to the Burg Clam (castle). Initially the looks reach far beyond the Machland, later small fields and quaint forests dominate the hilly landscape. On rural and old forest roads, we reach the Burg Clam (castel)- a real gem! Fully furnished and since 1454 inhabited by the family Clam, it allows an unusually personal approach to history. From here, we walk on to the idyllic market Klam passing down through the wild and romantic Klamschlucht (gorge). Mystic rock formations and the splashing of water provide us with inspiration - as once famous poets and painters were inspired. In Obersaxen, we reach the edge of the Machland plains again.
The farmers market is one of the oldest parishes in Upper Austria and amazes with its mighty Church in the village centre. Here begins our summit assault. On old footpaths and tranquil forest paths we gain altitude quickly. The climb through the rural landscape inspires with its beautiful far-reaching sites and beautiful landscape impressions. Arrived on the Gobelwarte (mountain) we are on one of the seven Danube climbing peaks. We did it - congratulations! Here on the one hand are the wide plains of the Machland and on the other the narrow Kerbtal (valley) with the historic city of Grein at its foot. We are therefore on the separation between the Machland and the Strudengau. On the descent after a few minutes we reach the Donausteig-resting point "Gobelwarte" with its unique view – the distance between the Machland and the alps seem almost limitless! Now we finally bid farewell to the Machland. A forest descent brings us down on forest paths and hiking trails to the historic town Grein, the gateway to the Strudengau. Conclusion: A Summit assault of the especially kind - simply fabulous!
Discover the following features with the Donausteig-diary
-The Donausteig-starting point "Mitterkirchen"
-The Project of the century "Machlanddamm (dam)"
-Wallsee and the Danube-limbs
-Donausteig-resting point "Keltendorf"
-Celtic village of Mitterkirchen-the cattle barons of the Hallstatt times
-Donausteig-starting point "Baumgartenberg"
Baumgartenberg-Abbey Church without an abbey?
-Arbing-a piece of Bavaria
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