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Old 08-19-02, 06:54 AM   #1
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Danube trail - Calling Germas/Austrians

I have posted the following message on the 'Touring' thread.



It would appear several people who are members of this forum have holidays booked to cycle down the Danube Trail (Regensburg/Passau/Linz/Vienna) in the very near future.

Personally I'm going 2nd week September

We are all watching the flood level site at
http://www.bayern.de/lfw/hnd/pegel/10091008.htm
Where the 1100 (37 feet) peak was attained on the 13th

I believe the river level has to be blow the 600 mark for the cycle path to be above water. (Can anyone confirm ?)

It has be covered by 5m (17 feet) of water for several days, now the path is emerging what condition is it in ?

Are there any washed out sections ?
Has the path surface been stripped ?
Is it covered in mud and/or debris ?
What condition are the local villages in ?
Are the campsites open ?

Can anyone 'on the ground' give us situation reports, either eye-witness or from the German/Austian press or German/Austrian
web-sites (keeping in mind the chances are none of us speak German)
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Old 08-19-02, 02:04 PM   #2
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I'll see what I can do to dig up information for you.

I am a bit far away from the Danube, but my impression is that an early September trip will still meet with chaos. Even if the water has dropped, you will likely encounter a lot of mud, if not badly damaged paths, trails, and roads. Moreover, the villages may be in no shape to accommodate you.

This does not mean that you need to cancel your trip. You just may want to take a route further away from the river.

Like I said, I'll see if I can find hard core information for you.

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Old 08-25-02, 02:07 PM   #3
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Just though I'd bring it to the top again as we are still desperate for info
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Old 08-26-02, 01:09 AM   #4
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Sorry, I have been unable to locate English language stuff on this. Frankly, the best I could get in German was on the river levels (which we know are down now) and stories about damage to cities, which were still too general.

I'll try a little more looking.

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Servus!

Not sure - I have a buddy who lives in that area, I'll see what he can dig up.
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Well the good news is the trail is open at least between Passau and Linz
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sorry i haven't had more info for you guys... i live in Munich so 100km+ away...

anyway, if the Passau-Linz section is open i would think that all of it from Passau on going upriver west (direction Regensburg) should be open too b/c i think the flooding was way worse in Passau than this direction in Germany...

further downriver direction Prague and further i have no clue...

i did the Regensburg to Deggensdorf (almost Passua) for a weekend early this summer (May or June, not sure) and it was great...
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I am neither Austrian, nor German. But I cycled the Danube Cycle Path (DonauRadweg) twice with camping equipment. Here is the link to the report:
link to the report

The good news is that the Danube Cycle Path survived flood unscathed!

Here is the link:

link to the article and photos

Enjoy your ride on the best trail in the world!

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Thanks for that - our trip is now back on
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