Approach & traffic service

On its way through Lower Austria from the west, the first region the Danube flows through is Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal. The Nibelungengau is to the west of the Wachau, between Ybbs and Melk, and is about 30 km long.

The Danube then flows through the Wachau, the UNESCO World Heritage landscape between Melk and Krems (about 40 km long).

After that the Danube passes Krems Valley (Kremstal in German). The Krems Valley extends from Krems, Senftenberg, Rohrendorf and Gedersdorf to Furth and Mautern.

During the solstice events in June special circumstances apply for traffic in the Wachau and Nibelungengau area.

More traffic requires discipline
That this evening can be a great festival time there are some rules to obey.

  • Approach early and try to build a carpool.
  • Please only park at the marked lots around the event area.
  • Please note, that under this circumstances parking illegally will be observed strictly.
  • Please always follow the instructions of the security staff so the festival can be a great pleasure for everybody.

In the Wachau area there will be a lot of traffic. In the evening it will be difficult to drive through the Wachau villages. Despite of extensive security measures there can be delays and traffic jams especially along the road B33.

Coming by car

From Vienna: S 5 to Krems or further on B 3 toward Melk

From St. Pölten: S 33 to Krems or further on B 3 toward Melk

From Linz: A1 to Melk, then on B3 toward Krems or A1 to St. Pölten and then on S 33 to Krems or further on B 3 toward Melk

From Graz: A2 toward Vienna, then A21 toward St. Pölten and on S 33 to Krems

Coming by train

Austrian Federal Railroads (ÖBB):
The closest train stations are in Krems/Donau and Melk/Donau.