Zwei Radfahrer fahren entlang der Donau am Donauradweg in Au an der Donau.

Danube Upper Austria

Danube Upper Austria


Do you remember that feeling when your heart started pumping as soon as the curtain rose at the puppet theater and revealed its magnificent setting? This is the same childlike joy that everyone experiences when they step out onto the platform that provides a view of the Danube loop in Schlögen. It is the flagship of the Upper Austrian Danube region, which extends from Passau, 180 km downstream, to the small village of Grein. Starting from the steep bank slopes at ‘Donauengtal’, up to the wild and romantic shores in ‘Strudengau‘. In the middle of it all lies Linz. The UNESCO City of media arts is a vibrant melting pot of cultural hotspots lined up right next to the Danube. Coincidence? We don’t think so! Here incredibly moving nature, superb cultural experiences and charming spots shape the route of the river in Upper Austria. Discovering the region along the Danube Cycle Route or by foot on the Donausteig, you inevitably embark on a search for the extraordinary.

Highlights in the Region

  • Danube loop Schlögen
  • Three-River-City Passau
  • Linz - UNESCO City of Media Arts
  • Canopy Pathway Kopfing
  • IKUNA Nature resort
  • Mini-Danube Experience museum
  • Monastery Engelszell
  • Paneum - Cabinet of Bread

To the Highlights

The exceptional

The extraordinary does not call for attention - yet it is there, waiting to be discovered. In the Upper Austrian-Bavarian Danube Valley live and work people who have set themselves the goal of dedicating their creative power to the extraordinary: from a master chocolatier to one of the last Zillenbauer - who invites you to change perspective and to discover the river from the water. These people shape the Danube region and create moments that move everyone ...

To our treasures & delicacies

Green Mobility within the Pearl

Main hubs: Passau railway station / Linz railway station

The "Danubebus" on its transfer between Ottensheim and Linz

Do you want to rest your maltreated feet on a short stretch of the Danube Cycle Route or do you just want to escape the city life in Linz for a short cycle tour along the Danube Cycle Route? No problem! The "Donaubus" between Ottensheim and Linz allows you to do just that. 

Daily ferry service between Ottensheim & Linz from 9 am to 6 pm: Departure Ottensheim: every hour on the hour
Departure Linz/Urfahr: 20 minutes after the full hour
To secure a fixed place, a reservation makes sense: +43 699 11 20 61 73; Reservations can only be made by telephone during business hours!  

To the "Donaubus"


Bicycle transportation is available on all connection for an extra fee 

Bus lines: OÖVV –, +43 732 66 10 10 66

Passenger shipping between Linz & Passau:, +43 732 78 36 07

Bicycle transportation is available for an extra fee 

EV6 – Danube Cycle Route: 


  • 450 km hiking trail
  • 49 Donausteig-loop trails 

Cyclists on the Danube Cycle Path in Grein

You want to know more about this Danube.Pearl?

WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH

Lindengasse 9, 4040 Linz

info(at), + 43 732 72 77 888

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