220 km along the Bavarian Danube on the Donau Panoramaweg (Danube Panoramic Trail)
Cultural flair, historical treasures and distinctive natural landscapes along the Bavarian Danube invite you to explore towns, countryside and river scenery.
220 km along Europe’s second largest river – the Danube – promises an endless variety of fascination. The year-round hiking trail known as the Donau-Panoramaweg has something to suit every taste. From Neustadt an der Donau to Passau – the city of three rivers – hikers are drawn along by the power of the river. By dividing the trail up into individual stages, they can create their own personal hiking experience.
The variety of this trail is one of the special features of the Donau-Panoramaweg, which is punctuated by cultural treats, historical highlights, distant scenic views and relaxing moments.
From oxbow lakes and river meadows near Wörth an der Donau, through the hop-growing area of the Hallertau, numerous nature reserves, the Danube beaches of Deggendorf and Straubing through to the outlying fringes of the Bayerischer Wald (Bavarian Forest), nature lovers will encounter all manner of treasures along the way. The natural drama of the Danube Gap at Weltenburg Abbey is a unique experience.
The range of historical and cultural attractions is not restricted to the walks through the cities of Regensburg, Straubing, Deggendorf and Passau: architectural marvels such as the Walhalla at Donaustauf or the Befreiungshalle monument in Kelheim, the former Papal Church in Pentling, the pilgrimage Church of the Virgin Mary on the Bogenberg and the ancient walls of the ruined castles of Donaustauf and Winzer are all well worth a visit. Regensburg and Künzing invite walkers to follow in the footsteps of the Romans and rediscover the history of the Roman Empire.
Hikers looking for relaxation will find it in the spa facilities of Bad Gögging or Bad Abbach. They may also choose to do part of the route in comfort on board a boat on the Bavarian Danube. Culinary treats abound in the many inns on both sides of the trail, where hikers can refuel with typical regional dishes in preparation for the next stage.