Holidays Upper Austrian Danube

Danube health and activity stay

A holiday on the river Danube in Upper Austria stands for unrivaled activities in the outdoors coupled with a huge number of culture treasures in one of Austria's most picture-book holiday destinations. The Danube Region boasts numerous scenic villages and towns, plus the popular Danube cycleway traveling along the dreamlike river shore. Walkers will love the marvelous Donausteig hiking trail covering some 450 kilometers of routes for all ages and abilities. In the winter, the Danube Region in Upper Austria has some of the most romantic spots for passionate winter walkers. Landscapes covered all in white will enchant vacationers and locals alike.

Magic winter holidays in Upper Austria

A lovely winter holiday on the river Danube in Upper Austria promises heaps of romantic moments and nature exploration. The snow-covered river shore and its surrounding landscapes create memories that will stay with you forever. The sports-minded can choose from ski and snowboard slopes for all skill levels spread all over Upper Austria. For example, the Kirchschlag ski area can be found only a stone's throw away from Linz and the river Danube. The superb Schlögener Schlinge is a Danube river section of a very special kind and one of Upper Austria's unique nature treasures which is always worth a visit. Memorable winter holidays for young and old are guaranteed thanks to fun-filled toboggan adventures and awe-inspiring cross-country skiing tracks in close vicinity to St. Martin, a true Nordic skiing paradise.

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Information on the region

Summer vacation on the Danube in Upper Austria

The river Danube and its surrounding holiday region at the heart of Upper Austria have a lot to offer to vacationers of all ages. Both active days and ultimate relaxation await you here. Among the undisputed highlights ranks the picturesque Danube cycleway leading from Germany through Austria and further on to Hungary: a whole network of truly varied routes for classic cyclists and e-biking fans takes you to the region's most beautiful spots. Hiking aficionados are recommended to explore the scenic Donausteig walking route along the river shore between Passau and Grein - covering incredible 450 kilometers of signposted trails, including also 41 splendid Danube loop routes as an alternative. Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, can be found directly on the river Danube. A charming Austrian town deeply rooted in history, that offers an infinite number of must-sees and dos. An absolute highlight for lovers of traditional sweets is the famous Linzer cake.

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A warm welcome!
170 km of the 2,860 km long Danube flow through Upper Austria. Only a short distance but nevertheless a breathtakingly beautiful one. You can cycle along the sparkling blue waters from Passau to Ybbs and explore the many fascinating aspects of this unique region where some places look back on 1000, 2000 and even 3000 years of history!

In a healthy ambience you can find a variety of possibilities for recuperation and relaxation. Whether you wish to go cycling, hiking, horseback riding, play tennis or golf, > or enjoy a leisurely boat-trip you will find exactly what you are looking for. For your gastronomic treats traditional delicacies are offered in our family friendly farm-hotels, first class hotels etc.

The Danube region is always happy to welcome you!

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Arrival & Address

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Werbegemeinschaft Donau Oberösterreich
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz, Austria
Dunarea Austria Superioara Upper Austria