Germany Germany
Austria Austria

Worth knowing

The Donausteig runs for a length of 279 kilometers through Germany and Austria.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 14 days to walk the Donausteig.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight on campsites, in a tent/tarp and in guesthouses/hotels along the way.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Donausteig

279 km
Elevation gain
7.200 m
Elevation loss
7.250 m
Highest Point
Koglerauer Spitz / 685 m
Lowest Point
Grein / 230 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
279 km
7.200 m
7.250 m
Koglerauer Spitz
685 m
230 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Donausteig
  • on campsites
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
Solitude on the Donausteig
You come to villages several times a day and often meet people

The best time to hike the Donausteig is:


Arrival to the Donausteig

You will arrive via Munich Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Zug. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Donausteig

Departure is via Vienna International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Zug. Takes about 3 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Donausteig

What else you should know about the Donausteig

Here we have summarized some important information for you

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