There is probably no better way to discover Austria along the Danube.
Cycling from Passau to Vienna in a few days or a week is definitely not a bad idea at all. I did it for the very first time. Before you go the most important thing is to obtain a gel seat, waterproof outfit and waterproof bike travel bags.
The beauty of the landscape of the Danube Valley and its rich history and culture ensure that this trip is a unique experience.
I was very surprised by the beauty of Passau, the narrow streets with stunning façade details of the houses. You should also not skip the St. Stephan’s Cathedral a baroque church build in 1688 and known for its largest cathedral organ in the world.
Another nice surprise was the city of Enns, the oldest town in Austria received town privileges in 1212.
The little city of Grein was just unique with its oldest town theatre built in 1791 by Grein workers and still in its original condition. The theatre has 163 seats and the seats in the front stall have a lock in every back rest, so the seat can be fixed and blocked for the person holding the key.
I will do it again definitely because as a good food and wine lover I can not forget the local wine bar still dreaming about the perfect chocolate soufflé.
There are many places to discover along the Danube I picked only few of them hope you do not mind.:-)
Passau, the first impression
Passau, the largest cathedral organ of the world
village of Wesenufer with castle Marsbach up on the hill
The city of Enns, town privileges since 1212
Enns, the oldest town in Austria
Grein and its oldest town theater
Melk, the impressive Benedictine Abbey
The vineyards around Wachau