Getting there

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.

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): http://www.oebb.at/en/
The closest train stations are in Krems/Donau and Melk/Donau.


Coming by bus

From the trainstation you can take a bus.
Further information about bus schedules: Postbus and  VOR 

MS Wachau bei Weißenkirchen, Wachau

Ships & Ferries

The Danube and its various regions are particularly charming when viewed from a ship. With its unique natural landscapes, impressive architectural monuments and legendary views, this river valley is probably Europe’s most beautiful.

Details on ship operators


RadExpress Donau

Danube Bike Tramper

The Danube Bike Trail is one of Austria’s most well-known and beautiful bicycle trails. The Danube Bike Tramper takes you to Passau or the Wachau, from where you can start your bicycle excursion.
ÖBB’s special train for all cycling fans operates daily from 1 May through 26 October 2016.

more details

Dates until 2022

2020

June 20th 2020 - Wachau
June 27th 2020 - Nibelungengau

2021
June 19th 2021 - Wachau
June 26th 2021 - Nibelungengau

2022
June 18th 2022 - Wachau
June 25th 2022 - Nibelungengau