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Castle Trail - south route

  • pets allowed
  • Suitable for families
  • culturally interesting
  • Multi-day tour
  • Possible accommodation

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Starting place: 37001 Ceské Budejovice 1
Destination: 4360 Grein

duration: 59h 3m
length: 203,3 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 4.614m
Altitude difference (downhill): 4.752m

Lowest point: 229m
Highest point: 849m
difficulty: medium
condition: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

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Castle Trail

Exploring the traces of our common history
On more than 215 kilometers of marked trails, the Castle Trail invites you to explore the former centers of the aristocratic culture of the Mühlviertel and South Bohemia. The foot trip from Grein to Velešín takes the guests into a past in which this region was cleared and settled. The long-distance hiking trail connects the historical cultural areas of the Danube and the Maltsch. A total of 19 castles and ruins are waiting to be discovered.

The long-distance hike gives an overall view of how fortified and magnificent buildings change over the course of history. You will find completely intact, still inhabited and used castles (such as Greinburg, Clam, Tannbach, Weinberg, Freistadt), well restored castle ruins (Kreuzen, Reichenstein, Prandegg, Ruttenstein, Pořešín, Tichá) and misunderstood buildings (e.g. Zellhof). With the Saxenegg ruins, nature even creates an untouched allegory of impermanence with its own aesthetic dignity. The regional history becomes vividly alive in the seven lovingly designed castle museums: Greinburg, Clam, Prandegg, Altenburg / Windhaag, Reichenstein, Freistadt and Pořešín.

For long-distance hikers, the entire route via the north route (163 km), the south route (182 km) or the circular route (85 km) is recommended. In addition, a number of day trips were developed (see www.buschweg.at).

A free, 120-page hiking guide (available also in EN) with historical background knowledge, restaurant directory and route recommendations can be ordered from the Association Mühlviertler Alm (office@muehlviertleralm.at, +43 (0) 5/07263 or +43 (0 ) 7956/7304); Postagecosts will be charged.

A special highlight: there is a trilingual audio guide for each castle, which can be downloaded free of charge using a mobile app. A herald guides them through the total playing time of over 3.5 hours. The guide also has a GPS map function that keeps even less experienced hikers on the way.
Starting point: Starting points: Grein or Velešín; Partial routes also from or to Kaplice or Freistadt. The following castles can be reached via the south route: Greinburg, Clam, Kreuzen, Windhaag / Perg, Zellhof, Reichenstein, Tannbach, Weinberg, Dornach, Freistadt ,, Tichá, Louzek, Sokolčí, Pořešín and Velešín. Length: 182 km);

further information:
  • Multi-day tour
  • Possible accommodation

Details - hiking
  • themed path
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.


Castle Trail - south route
Tourismusverband Mühlviertler Alm Freistadt
Lebensquellplatz 1
4283 Bad Zell

Phone +43 5 07263 - 31
E-Mail anfrage@muehlviertel.at
Web www.buschweg.at
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Tour-Details

Starting place: 37001 Ceské Budejovice 1
Destination: 4360 Grein

duration: 59h 3m
length: 203,3 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 4.614m
Altitude difference (downhill): 4.752m

Lowest point: 229m
Highest point: 849m
difficulty: medium
condition: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

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