Danube Austria

The Danube in Austria km 2230 to 1880

 

Unfortunately I accidentally deleted almost all pictures from 2007 from the Austrian section. More pictures from Austria can be found at Sinzing-Vienna 2010.

From km 2230 to 2201 the left bank is German and on the right Austria.

Despite good weather, sometimes a cold wind blows.

Tony enjoys the beautiful landscape. The left bank is still German.... 

... and only on the right Austria.

Obernzell on the German side. The place was known in the Middle Ages for its melting pot.

One of the frequent bicycle ferries along the Danube cycle path.

The beginning of the Schlögener Schlinge

The atmosphere is fantastic....

... and we are glad to have no traffic on this beautiful section.

After this bend in the river, one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube has come to an end.

In the evening in the harbour of the motorboat club Kachlet Tony feeds the swans.

Entrance to Linz

Aschach on the Danube shines with its colourful facades.

The outboard engine is a remnant of the "Linz in Motion" festival. It is said that tourists are fooled with a story about the bridge that drifts from the ice pressure in winter and is moved back to its place in spring with the help of the outboard engine.

With this floating stage, shortly after us Hubert von Goisern drove down the Danube through the new EU countries and gave 20 concerts from there.

In Triefenstein the traffic with these navigation signs is regulated. Here, the river is divided by a large island into the high passage (right) and the strudel passage (left). Depending on the water level the left or right way must be taken.

Grein with Grein Castle

The A'Rosa ships make the highest waves on the Danube. We'll meet them up to the delta.

Wallsee Castle

The shipping channel for commercial shipping is constantly kept free of siltation.

The English king Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in Dürnstein between 1192 and 1193. Everyone knows the story from the Robin Hood novels.

With the "City of Vienna" I went back in 1995 after my canoe tour. It was one of the last liner ships of the legendary Danube Steamship Company (DDSG).

Entrance to Vienna

In the evening a heavy thunderstorm which we sit out in the cabin.

 

The Nepalese Consul has reserved a parking space in the Marina Kuchelau.

 

From the Kahlenberg above the harbour Kuchelau you have a good view over the city.

A huge canoe starts for a practice trip.

The Parliament building in Vienna

After a few days in Vienna we continue in the direction of Slovakia.

Franz-von-Assisi Church on Mexikoplatz.

Shortly after the Marina Vienna I see this boat shelf.

Floating garden houses (crane dubbing) along the Danube.

Shortly before the Slovakian border we are so overtaken by these two motor boats that we have to clean up the cabin afterwards.

The fast ferry Budapest-Vienna is said to go every hour.

At the next lock we meet again.....

The lock Freudenau (km 1923, drop height 10m] is the penultimate one in front of the Iron Gate.

After two days we will have reached the lock Gabcikovo at km 1819 and afterwards almost 1000 km free travel on unspoilt river.

From Vienna to the border green lowlands

Danube Floodplains National Park

In Orth (km 1902) there is the only floating mill on the Danube. It is a faithful replica of 18th century designs.