Danube Cycle Path Stage 8...
Long distance cycling
- Brief description
The final stage of the Danube cycle path leads from Petronell to Bratislava. Along the southern shore the trail passes through Hainburg, with its well preserved Castle, passed the first foothills of the Carpathians on the Austrian-Slovakian border into the slovakian capital.
- Starting point
- Best season
Fans of the middle ages are enchanted by the chapel of John the Baptist in Petronell, whose romantic rotunda dates back to the Templars. The Archaeological Park Carnuntum will let you relive the ancient world. And the roman district, whose main buildings have been rebuilt, is the only one of its kind: a community centre, a magnificent city villa with furniture, underfloor heating, functioning oven and a public thermal bathing construction. You also find the old romans in the health resort Bad Deutsch-Altenburg. Not only in the museum Carnuntinum, which is the centrepiece of the Archaeological Park Carnuntum with its old roman statues, reliefs, mosaics, coins, weapons and trinkets, but also the health spa Carnuntum, where rheumatism is being treated since antiquity.
Old city gates , the “Wienertor” and “Ungartor” and the fisher’s gate as well as the large castle ruins give a medieval charm to the city Hainburg. Next to the Schlossberg, the Hunsheimer hill and the Braunsberg dominate the landscape. The last one mentioned offers the best view of the Danube, the Thebener Kogel (already in Slowakia) with the fortress Devin as well as of the nearby Bratislava, whose suburbs you reach shortly after the national border near Wolfsthal.
The Slovakian capital offers you – as a conclusion of your bicycle tour – numerous sights: For example the four-tower-fortress, the city’s landmark, or the Slovakian National Theatre, the old town with the Hviezdoslavovo Namestie-Boulevard or the New Bridge , on whoes bridge pier a futuristicly designed restaurant (“UFO”) is offering a broad view.
Petronell - Bad Deutsch-Altenburg - Hainburg - Bratislava
You start your tour in Petronell and follow the main road towards the east until you turn at the end of the town into the Solafeldgasse (road). At the end you follow the path continuing east until you arrive in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, the quarry is already visible. If there is sufficient time, you can get your tired legs in the local hot springs back in shape. Bad Deutsch-Altenburg has the strongest iodine-sulfur sources in Europe.
After Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, you focus yourselves in the direction of the Danube bank and pass under the B49. Shortly thereafter you arrive in Hainburg. Here you rest and visit the old, but very well preserved castle. Back on the route you say goodbye to the Danube, which you will only see again in Bratislava, drive along the railway tracks, subsequently a short stretch on the Thebner road, and when possible take the first right. You then encounter the B9 whose cycle path you follow.
Shortly before the border, the road and the bike path disconnect. After an elongated left and right turn, you drive along the seaside promenade in Bratislava overlooking the Danube, Bratislava castle and the St. Martin's Cathedral during the last few meters.
- Highest point
- 182 m
- Height profile
On the A9 in Vienna take the Exit-19 Fischamend follow the B9 to Petronell.
- Public transportation
From the train station Vienna Mitte-Landstrasse take either train or bus to Petronell.
Parking lot at the Train station Petronell.
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