3 July 1813Charles orders his HQ and 1 corps to Altheim to pin 9 Bavarian corps north of the river Danube. 2 corps will move to Franken and secure the bridge over the river Salach. 3 and 4 corps will continue to march towards Linz. He has crossed the river Salach without opposition.
As soon as they cross the river Salach 1st corps march along the river Danube towards Passau. 2nd corps march south towards Salzburg.