Guided city walks and tours between Passau and Vienna

A local guide in Passau

We think cycling the Danube without learning about the local history and culture is only half the journey. The guide book that you will use provides a few cultural insights and facts already. Signs along the way provide information about the area as well. However, there is so much more to discover. And the best way certainly is a guided walk with a local guide. The walks usually last for about 60 to 90 minutes and don't cost a fortune.

Here is a list of guided walks that can be joined by individual travelers. All the tours listed are operated in english, unless mentioned otherwise. We will expand the list once we come across additional walks. (Of course, feel free to inform us about available walking tours.)

City tours in Passau

Guided walks are offered daily at 1 pm as well as Fridays and Sundays at 6 pm. Find more information here. Additionally there will be bi-lingual (ger/eng) hourly walks available from 2019.

Audio Guide at Mauthausen Memorial

Highly recommended is a visit to the former concentration camp near Mauthausen. Entrance is free. Audio guides are handed out (€3 per device, bring your passport or ID card as a deposit) and provide detailed information in various languages. Either cycle up to the visitor centre on the road (very steep!, <map link>) or leave your bicycle in the quarry and walk the quarry stairway up to the camp (<map link: quarry>). Alternatively, you may cycle the sligthly more gently detour to the visitor centre (<map link>).
[The memorial also offers a free app to download with information about the site's history.]

Guided tour at Melk Abbey

The Abbey offers guided tours for everyone to join. Tours in English start daily at 10:55 am and 2:55 pm [April to October] and additionally at 2 pm from May to September. Calculate 50 minutes. The tour ends in the Abbey Church where you are free to contemplate for (almost) as long as you like. [Detailed information can be found <here>.]

... a final thought

Last but not least, consider joining a guided cycle tour. Many itineraries offered include guided walks at noteworthy places already.