Getting There & Public Transportation

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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.

RadExpress Donau

Danube Bike Tramper

The Danube Bike Trail is one of Austria’s most well-known and beautiful bicycle trails. The Danube BikeTramper (bike train) takes you to Passau or the Wachau, from where you can start your bicycle excursion. 

Details Danube BikeTramper