Linz, Austria

Danube River – North Side

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Some of the best running in Linz is along the Danube River, with extensive paths on the north and south banks. This post is focused on the north side of the river, where there are ~8 km of paths right along the water. We’ve mapped a couple of options that can be combined.

Pleschinger Lake. CC: NeoUrfahraner

Headed East to Alex-Felsen. This route is up to 11.5 km out and back, using riverside paths headed east to Alex-Felsen. From the Nibelungenbrücke (bridge), head east along the Donauradweg (weg=path). There are both paved and gravel options along the river. Nice views of the water and the old city across the river. It’s 5 km to Pleschinger Lake (see=lake). Here, there’s an option to do the 1.5 km loop around the lake, and then use some of the park paths or return to the river. It’s very pastoral & green, with some views of the surrounding hills.

Headed West from Nibelungenbrücke. One can also run west of the Nibelungenbrücke for nearly 3 km. Part of it is dedicated path and part is on a sidewalk along the riverside Obere Donaustraße.  One can continue even further west on a bike path alongside the Rohrbacher Str., which is more of a major road — there are nice water views but the path is on the north side of the road rather than the river side.

Add-Ons: Can combine with our south side Danube route.

 

Essentials
  • Up to 11.5 km (7.1 miles), includes 1.5 km loop around the lake
  • Flat
  • North side of the Nibelungenbrücke (bridge)

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Essentials
  • Up to 11.5 km (7.1 miles), includes 1.5 km loop around the lake
  • Flat
  • North side of the Nibelungenbrücke (bridge)