• Weinberge in der Wachau mit Blick auf Krems
  • Abendstimmung in Prellenkirchen © Robert Herbst
  • Wein beim Heurigen © Niederösterreich Werbung / Romeo Felsenreich

Cellar-lined Lane Festivals

Gently rolling hills covered with vineyards nestling one against the other blend harmoniously into the landscape of the wine regions along the Danube in Lower Austria. Wine is the livelihood for many people in the region and has a long tradition.

The most authentic way of experiencing these excellent vintages is at cellar-lined lane festivals and at traditional heurige wine taverns. Whether you opt for a wine festival in one of the picturesque cellar-lined lanes in the different wine regions or other types of oenophile events - enjoying wine outdoors is a favorite pastime along the Danube in Lower Austria from May to September.

Cellar-lined Lane Festivals and Culinary Highlights

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Wachauer Marillen im Marillenzistel

All about Apricots

Each year in July, this enjoyable cultural festival in the historical center of Krems celebrates the beloved local variety of apricots. Visitors can taste their way through the historical center during a three-day festival honoring the famed apricot. Apricot creations abound, from apricot dumplings and apricot ice-cream to apricot punch and apricot crepes. The highlight is the ceremony at which three 25-meter-long apricot cakes are cut and served to the crowds.

Dates in 2024: July 4 to 21

Marillenknödelautomat am Spitzer Marillenkirtag

Spitz Apricot Kirtag

At the traditional Apricot Kirtag in July, the people of Spitz treat their guests to the incredible variety of Wachau apricot specialty dishes. There are apricot dumplings from the legendary apricot dumpling vending machines along with marmalade, schnapps, and cake.

Dates in 2024: July 19 to 21

Blick von der Donau auf Weißenkirchen in der Wachau

Weissenkirchen Riesling Festival

Romantic Weissenkirchen in the Wachau, the largest Wachau wine community, invites the public to join in on the traditional Riesling Festival in the Teisenhoferhof in August. Along with top Wachau wines, visitors can look forward to traditional dishes and musical entertainment.

Dates in 2024: August 15 to 18

Kellergassenfest Rohrendorf © Weinstraße Kremstal, POV Robert Herbst

Rohrendorf Cellar-lined Lane Festival

Every two years in late August/early September, Austria's longest cellar-lined lane (1,650 meters to be exact) stages the three-day Rohrendorf Cellar-Lined Lane Festival, an event known far and wide. About 30 cellar owners open their doors to treat visitors to hearty food and refreshing wines.

Date 2024: August 30 to September 1


Wine taverns

Opened now (Today, 26.05.2024)

Geöffnete Heurige

Opened now (Today, 26.05.2024)