Grein – the Donausteig-starting point"Grein" is at the Donaulände (park) in a green area between the main road and the parking lots in the direction of the city (Opposite to the Cafe Schinagl with the ferry dock of the opposite tourism Oberösterreich Touristik- the only House directly on the Donaulände!)
From the Donausteig-starting point on the outskirts in Mitterkirchen
, we follow the paved road past the flood dam East up to the Naarnbrücke (bridge). Before the bridge, we turn left upstream. On the Naarnbrücke (bridge) in Labing
, we cross the Naarn and follow the paved road to the East. After approx. 100 metres we turn left. We leave the route during the preliminary stage of the Donausteig at the intersection and turn right towards Lehen
. The Museum "Celtic village of Mitterkirchen"
is located at the end of the road on the right hand side. At the T-intersection, we follow the left road over Kühofen
up to the former Abbey Baumgartenberg
. Here between the school sports field turn left and cross the railway tracks subsequently. On the main road continue left. After 150 m turn right down a footpath leading uphill - first along the route, then turn left across the meadow. The descent into the forest starts on the right, but then leads on a sharp hook again left at the edge of the forest. From there, the way to the right takes us to the Landgasthof Rechberger (inn). Here cross to the right the main road at the car dealership. Following the asphalted road Steindl we passed a high ridge the Donausteig-resting point "Weißes Kreuz". At the cross by the intersection, we then turn right and continue through a small basin to reach a 180 ° right curve (shortly after the second river). In the radius of the turn, we turn left from the tarmac road and follow the trail up to the Donausteig-resting point "Mühlberg" in Sperken
. Further, the path goes downhill onto the asphalt road towards Klam
. After about 250 metres we turn right onto a path (bike path to the Burg Clam) and reach the Castle Klam
after a few minutes. From the Castle car park we follow the asphalt road again downhill in the direction of Klam
, passed the Donausteig-starting point "Klam" to the bridge of the Klambaches (river) at the southern end of Klam. Prior to the bridge, turn right. Now we walk through the Klamschlucht (Gorge)
down to Au
(A part of Saxen). Left, the settlement road brings us up to the T‑Kreuzung at the cultural center of Sturmmühle. There on the local road turn left towards Obersaxen. After a good 800 m we turn at the large crossing to the right follow the road almost straight up to the music school. On the north side of the school, a walk leads directly into the Centre of Saxen
. We circle the the parish church to the south and turn left at the junction to the Inn Auer. There a path to the right leads between houses uphill. We quickly leave the area. At the next farm hamlet (2 houses) we remember uphill towards the North. Shortly before the eye-catching Hubertus Chapel, the trail leads straight through the Woods. Then, we follow the road straight uphill - to a second farm. Turn left downhill. Passed a meadow and a forest, we reach a forest path above a large farm. We follow it right through the woods slightly uphill, until we reach the Votivkapelle (chapel) on the asphalt road. Here turn right and after 50 m turn left - on this road we reach the Gobelwarte
, the highest point of the stage. From there we follow the asphalt road - downhill - until its end at the farmstead of Plank
. Turn Right, and a walk through the woods brings us rapidly downhill. At a House, we reach a forest road which we follow to the left. After about 500 m, we leave it again and hike along a trail winding up to the outskirts of Grein
. Over the railway tracks, we reach the main road, which we follow up to the Donausteig-starting point "Grein" at the Donaulände (park).
To facilitate the orientation, the Donausteig was provided with its own system of orientation - you will find the description here .