Lobau, Austria

14 May 2020

Along the Napoleon trail through the Lobau, a forest and wetland reserve along the Danube. This area was the site of two battles in 1809 between Napoleon's army and the Austrian army.
A few historical locations are now marked by memorial stones.

The trail starts along an abandoned railroad track.

The first memorial stone, indicating the former location of Napoleon's gunpowder magazine.

And nearby, the former French cemetery.

One large frog...

...and many little ones!

And finally, the location of Napoleon's former headquarters.

Map and additional information

GPS track Lobau.gpx
Trailhead coordinates 48.178980, 16.493331
Length & cumulative elevation 13km, +/-0m
Public transport Bus 92B from the Donaustadtbrücke U2 station in Vienna to/from the Lobgrundstrasse stop (10mins).
Useful websites Lobau
Remarks Not the most exciting place, with agriculture and industry in and around the reserve, but a pleasant walk anyway.

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