Schärding, Oberösterreich, Österreich
Aged and eternally young: Schärding manages the balancing act
Anyone who thinks that Schärding's 700th anniversary celebrations last year were the last straw is mistaken: this year, the baroque town on the River Inn once again offers plenty of reasons to visit. With its markets, festivals and cultural events, the town is a popular destination for anyone who loves charm and flair.

Located in the region of Oberösterreich (Upper Austria), in the Innviertel area close to the border with Bavaria, the Baroque town of Schärding is a truly extraordinary place. Its architecture is a mix of many styles and periods, the highlight probably being the Baroque “Silberzeile” row of houses, an astonishing ensemble of Baroque buildings. Rich market traders used to live there, lending its name to the place because they had pockets full of silver. The late-medieval colors of the old gates, the narrow and mysterious side streets – all this makes Schärding such a very special place indeed.

Many cyclists flock to Schärding all year round – the baroque town is a perfect starting point for cycling trips along the Danube, Inn and Tauern trails. The old Roman trail is another exciting way to discover this picturesque place, and many cycling trails are especially family-friendly. There is a wide range of possible sporting activities, making Schärding a great place to dwell for tennis aficionados, golfers and those of you who are into water sports. And why not take a boat ride between Schärding and the three-river town of Passau 15 km north of Schärding, or enjoy romantic walks on the beautiful esplanade along the River Inn.

  • 5.269Inhabitants

  • 4.08 km²Area

  • 313 m ASLElevation

  • 48.46, 13.43GPS coordinates

A8 autobahn Linz - Regensburg - Frankfurt/A3
Regensburg-Frankfurt A3 - Pocking exit

Passau - 16km
Thermal spa resorts of Bad Füssing - Bad Griesbach - Bad Birnbach - 22km
Bavarian Forest - 40km
Salzkammergut Lake District - 70km
Salzburg - 95km
Linz - 90km
Vienna - 250km
Schärding train station

Munich Airport (easily accessible by car - 1.5 hours´ autobahn drive)
Linz/Hörsching Airport (easily accessible by car - 1 hour autobahn drive)
Salzburg Airport (approx. 1h, 15min. from Schärding)

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Schärding Tourismus
Innbruckstraße 29
4780 Schärding

Phone +43 7712 4300

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Tourismusverband Donau Oberösterreich
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz

Phone +43 732 7277 - 888

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