• Schönbühel-Aggsbach, Wachau
  • Kloster Schönbühel Aussenansicht
  • Ruine Aggstein, Wachau

Schönbühel-Aggsbach, Danube Ship Station No. 13

The community is known mostly for the imposing ruins of Aggstein Castle and the striking architectural ensemble of Schönbühel Castle perched on a rock right along the Danube. The Carthusians exerted an influence here, too. There is more information about that subject in the Carthusian Museum. www.schoenbuehel.at 

Worth seeing

Aggsbach Charterhouse
This charterhouse is a former monastery of the Carthusian Order. Visitors can tour the Carthusian museum and church. The hammer mill in Aggsbach Markt offers demonstrations on how the hammer will works. http://kartause-aggsbach.at 

Servite Monastery in Schönbühel
Perched on a cliff above the Danube, this former monastery offers lovely views of the river and interesting tours through a well-preserved monastic complex. www.kloster-schoenbuehel.at 

Aggstein Ruins
At this former fortress of robber knights, wooden walkways take visitors to stairs, courtyards and towers. Tours take visitors back in time to the knights' everyday routines and medieval life. www.ruineaggstein.at 

Melk Abbey
Right along the Danube, there is a fascinating Baroque complex visible from far and wide: Melk Abbey, one of the most impressive Baroque structures in Austria. www.stiftmelk.at 


Excursion Destination Distance Time
Bus Aggsbach Charterhouse 3 km 5 min.
  Servite Monastery in Schönbühel 5 km 5 min.
  Aggstein Ruins 7 km 10 min.
  Melk Abbey 12 km 11 min.

Service Information

Danube Ship Station: No. 13
Right bank
River marker km: 2027,567
Docking order: 1
Parking for 1-2 buses