World Heritage Trail Wachau
Hiking along the famous Wachau wine route.
Arrival in Krems
Krems – Dürnstein
Walk up into the vineyards to the tower with a view of the blue Danube, the city Krems and the impressive monastery Göttweig. Cross the hills to the cosy Fesslhütte and reach the Dürnstein ruins on a trail with great views before reaching the banks of the Danube.
Take the ferry from Dürnstein to Rossatz. Continue past the largest apricot growing area of Austria, on old tracks up to Seekopf with stunning views of the Alps. Optionally take a walk along the Danube through orchards to the ferry.
Day off in Weißenkirchen
Surrounded by sunny vineyards and green forests the mighty gothic parish church of Weißenkirchen is a remarkable sight. The wine grower villages Joching, Wösendorf and St. Michael form together with Weißenkirchen the biggest wine grower community of Wachau. Visit museums, and beautiful walking trails or take a boat tour on the Danube. Enjoy a glass of Wachauer wine in one of the wine taverns. Or do a short hike on the Achleiten circuit to stop by the winegrower!
Weißenkirchen – Spitz
Leave Weißenkirchen via the wine trail, past picturesque wine cellars and ascend to Seiber. Walk through the forest, initially quite steep to Buschandlwand where an observation platform allows stunning panoramic views. An alternative route passes through vineyards to the famous wine grower community Spitz an der Donau.
Spitz – Melk
Cross the Danube by ferry to Maria Langegg. Here you follow St. Jacob’s trail to ruin Aggsbach. Visit the fortress with scenic views across the Danube valley and stop for a snack. Down you walk to Aggsbach where you catch the coach to Melk.
Melk – Krems
Visit the impressive monastery with beautiful grounds before you board the Danube boat. During the cruise to Krems you pass the highlights of the week, and see all the vineyards as well as Spitz and Dürnstein.
Departure or tour extension
You walk mainly on good trails and some paved vineyard paths. Depending on the route, you can make the stages more comfortable or more challenging. The peaks in the Wachau region are not high, but steep in places. Surefootedness, therefore, is required in some places. This week offers a perfect blend of nature, culture and culinary delight.
| Season 1 |
01.04.2023 - 16.04.2023
28.08.2023 - 10.09.2023
| Season 2 |
17.04.2023 - 11.06.2023
| Season 3 |
12.06.2023 - 27.08.2023
11.09.2023 - 07.10.2023
|World Heritage Trail Wachau, AT-WAWKR-08A|
|Base price|| |
|Single room surcharge||209.00||209.00||209.00|
Category: partly 4**** hotels, mostly 3*** hotels and inns Additional nights on request in other stage locations
| Season 1 |
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 16, 2023
Aug 28, 2023 - Sep 10, 2023
| Season 2 |
Apr 17, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
| Season 3 |
Jun 12, 2023 - Aug 27, 2023
Sep 11, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
|Double room p. p.||75.00||75.00||85.00|
|Single room surcharge||29.00||29.00||29.00|
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Luggage transfer
- 1 Boat trip from Melk to Krems*
- 1 Wine tasting (German, English)
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- App for Navigation and GPS-data available
- Service hotline
* Boat trip is only possible starting from mid-April, bus ride as an alternative.
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- By train from Vienna to Krems and a few minutes walk to the starting hotel.
- Vienna airport.
- Parking: free parking spaces at the hotel or in the surrounding for approx. EUR 20 per week. No reservation required.
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- 3x ferry trips Danube, bus fare from Aggsdorf to Melk, approx. EUR 6 per person