• Pärchen in der Kellergasse © Martina Siebenhandl
  • Weißenkirchen Landschaft © Robert Herbst
  • Kellergassenfest Krems-Thallern © Weinstraße Kremstal, POV Robert Herbst
  • Kellergasse Rohrendorf © Martina Siebenhandl
  • Kellergassenfest Rohrendorf © Weinstraße Kremstal, POV Robert Herbst
  • Kellergasse am Wagram
  • Kellergassenfest Rohrendorf © Weinstraße Kremstal, POV Robert Herbst
  • Ausblick Wachau © pov.at Robert Herbst

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.

In fact, viticulture has a two-thousand year (cultural) history along the Danube. The Celts and Illyrians are believed to have pressed wine from wild grapes long before then, but systematic cultivation began at the time of the Roman occupation. The Bavarian dioceses and monasteries probably built the first terraced vineyards in the Wachau in the Middle Ages. Viticulture reached a heyday at the time, with large parts of today's Vienna planted in grapevines and the monasteries exporting their already in-depth knowledge of wine into the Danube region - a development that has left visible and delectable traces down to the present day.

From the Wachau to the gateway of Vienna, white wines are the predominant varieties whereas powerful reds prevail in Carnuntum in far-eastern Lower Austria. 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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Kellergasse Prellenkirchen, Römerland Carnuntum

Prellenkirchen Cellar-lined Lane Festival

The sunny southern-facing slopes of Spitzerberg in Prellenkirchen is the site of this romantic cellar-lined lane that plays host every August to its annual cellar-lined lane festival. The festival is an opportunity for visitors to sample the new wines and admire artwork on display in numerous cellars.

Dates in 2021: August 28 to 29

Römische Gaumenfreuden in der Villa Urbana

Roman Delicacies

At this exclusive evening event in August, gourmets are treated to original recipes from ancient Rome. The banquet is served in a unique atmosphere, the Roman Villa Urbana, a stately town house in the Roman city of Carnuntum. Diners are given explanations on Roman cuisine and a peak behind the scenes to find out how dishes were prepared in the kitchens of ancient Rome.

Dates in 2020: August 1, 8, 22 and 29, from 6:30 p.m. onward


Wine taverns

Opened now (Today, 25.05.2022)