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Trip on the Danube River - Stopfenreuth and Spittelauer branches

Canoe ramp in Stopfenreuth, Austria

Wooden stairs, entrance for canoe near Stopfenreuth.

Danube River branch near in Stopfenreuth, Austria

On your trip you will find yellow water-lilies and a small sandy and pebble beach at the end of the branch.

Google map with main points of the paddle trip

Danube River branch near in Stopfenreuth, Austria

The Stopfenreuth Branch ends in the Danube and there is a a view to the Hainburg Castle.

Danube River branch near in Stopfenreuth, Austria
The Danube River near Hainburg

At the end of the Stopfenreuth Branch you can take your canoes to another Spittelauer Branch, or jump to the great Danube River.

Danube River branch near in Stopfenreuth, Austria
Danube River branch near in Stopfenreuth, Austria
Danube River branch near in Stopfenreuth, Austria
Danube River branch near in Stopfenreuth, Austria

There is another weir in the Spittelauer Branch and at the end of the branch you will find a final weir with a small bridge. Behind this weir you will paddle in the Danube River.

Danube River branch near in Stopfenreuth, Austria
Below the Devin Castle

There are ruins of the Rothelstein Castle on the right bank of the Danube. There is another castle soon - Devin which is on the left bank of the Danube, in Slovakia. There is a confluence of the Danube and Morava Rivers below the castle. Take care, there are dangerous water swirls.

Stopfenreuth roundtrip

It is possible to return back almost at the point of your start. You start on the Danube near Stopfenreuth, paddle down the river and turn left to the branches below Hainburg. Then paddle back to the Stopfenreuth area.

Text a photo by Vlado Bibel

Published: June 24, 2014
Updated: July 3, 2014
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