Nibelungengau long distance trail 8: Krummnussbaum - Persenbeug

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Elevation profile

17,21 km length

Tour dates

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Route: 17,21 km
  • Ascent: 272 egm
  • Descent: 272 egm
  • Duration: 5:4 h
  • Lowest point: 216 m
  • Highest point:322 m


  • Stage tour
  • Nice views
  • With refreshment stops

Details for: Nibelungengau long distance trail 8: Krummnussbaum - Persenbeug

Brief description

The tour starts at the fire department in Krummnussbaum and leads through the village and on to Krummnußbaum-Holzern. At Maria Steinbründl (with a pilgrimage chapel) the way leads via Eichberg (hill) to Sarling. Now the way leads along the Danube until the main square in Ybbs. Afterwards you walk past the power station and over the Danube bridge until the waterfront in Persenbeug.

Starting point of the tour

Krummnussbaum, fire department

Destination point of the tour

Persenbeug, waterfront

Route description

The tour starts at the panorama panel at the fire department in Krummnußbaum and leads through the village. Afterwards the way leads on the asphalt road Krummnußbaum-Holzern until restaurant Renner. In Maria Steinbründl there is a small pilgrimage chapel which can be visited. Now the way leads via Eichberg until Sarling where you can have a rest in the restaurant „Donauhafen“. Further on the way leads along the Danube on cycle paths –sometimes traffic- until the main square in Ybbs. The renovated old part of town with its romantic courts, alleys and town houses is a special eye-catcher. Then the way leads upstream for a while past the oldest Danube power station Ybbs-Persenbeug. Visitors get exciting insights how energy production using hydropower works. On the cycle path via the Danube bridge the way leads to Persenbeug to the waterfront where this stage ends. At Persenbeug/Ybbs at the Danube the Strudengau turns into Nibelungengau.


Highway A1 until exit Pöchlarn, then take the second exit at the roundabout, direction Pöchlarn. You drive through town, after the fire brigade (about 100-150 meters) turn right to direction Krummnussbaum.

Approaching from Krems or Grein via B3 at Klein-Pöchlarn you cross the Danube bridge. At the roundabout after the bridge you take the first exit direction Pöchlarn. You drive through town, after the fire brigade (about 100-150 meters) turn right to direction Krummnussbaum.


At the center of Krummnussbaum or along the waterfront in Persenbeug.

With the Austrian Federal Railway (ÖBB) you travel to trainstation Pöchlarn or Krummnussbaum (timetable). From the trainstation in Pöchlarn you can take a bus (Postbus) to Krummnussbaum (timetable).

More info/links

Zur einfachen und bequemen Planung der Touren empfiehlt sich die Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal App. Einfach für Android oder iPhone herunterladen. 

Ausflugstipps entlang der Strecke:
krumme Nussbäume in Krummnussbaum,Donauhafen in Krummnussbaum, Wallfahrtskapelle Maria Steinbründl, Fahrradmuseum Ybbs, Besucherkraftwerk Ybbs-Persenbeug

Einkehrmöglichkeiten entlang der Strecke:
Krummnussbaum, Maria Steinbründl, Sarling, Ybbs und Persenbeug

Weitere Sehenswürdigkeiten im Nibelungengau:
Friedensmuseum Erlauf, Oskar Kokoschka-Zentrum Pöchlarn, Europaschloss Leiben, Schloss Artstetten, Basilika Maria Taferl

Jeden ersten Samstag im Oktober findet in Krummnussbaum das Nussfest statt. Der Ort verwandelt sich in einen bunten Festplatz mit vielen leckeren und lustigen Angeboten rund um die Nuss. Bei der Ybbsiade - dem größten Kabarett- und Kleinkunstfestival im deutschen Sprachraum - treten alljährlich im April zwei Wochen lang bekannte Kabarettisten auf. Seit 2006 findet jeweils im September das internationale Künstlersymposium Atelier an der Donau statt. Alle Veranstaltungen und Events der Region Nibelungengau und Umgebung sind hier ersichtlich.

Alle verfügbaren Werbemittelzum Nibelungengau finden Sie hier oder blättern Sie gleich online durch den Reiseführer Nibelungengau.


For great memories of your hiking experience and to enjoy the surrounding nature, please consider to take some general gear which is listed below.

Equipment list

Safety information

Please pay attention to following tips and hints, in order to enjoy your hiking trip.
-          Stay on the marked trails.
-          Wear hiking boots for your safety.
-          Use walking sticks to find balance.
-          It is always good to have a rainjacket with you.
-          Don't forget your trail map.
-          Make sure to have enough drinking water.
-          Don't litter!
-          No open fire!
-          Please respect the sensitive habitats of flora and fauna.
We also like to point out, that it is forbidden to ride a horse or a mountain bike along wood trails or private forest roads.

Author's tip

In the wooded area near Krummnußbaum you pass pilgrimage chapel Maria Steinbründl. It is nice to stroll along the waterfront in Persenbeug and Ybbs.The lake in Persenbeug-Gottsdorf is a good place for a refreshing dip into the water on hot summer days.

For easy and convenient organization of the tours its good to have the Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal application. Just download for Android or iPhone.

You can download the explanation of the stages including GPS-tracks via www.nibelungengau.at.

The Nibelungengau long distance trail is split up into 8 stages and can be passed through in both directions. Signs along the way will help you to find the right direction.


Tips and hints for excursions along the way:
crooked walnut trees in Krummnussbaum, Danube port in Krummnussbaum, pilgrimage chapel in Maria Steinbründl, bike museum in Ybbs, power station Ybbs-Persenbeug,

Restaurants and Cafes along the way are in:
Krummnussbaum, Maria Steinbründl, Sarling, Ybbs und Persenbeug

More sights in the area Nibelungengau:
Peace museum in Erlauf, museum of Oskar Kokoschka in Pöchlarn, castle in Leibencastle in Artstetten and basilica in Maria Taferl

Every year at the first Saturday in October the Nut-festival takes place in Krummnußbaum. The village transforms itself into a colorful festival area with delicious and funny offers around the nut. At the Ybbsiade – the biggest cabaret festival in German speaking countries – every year in April famous cabaret artists perform for two weeks. All information about Events of the region Nibelungengau and its surroundings you can find here.