Best of Wachau - Exquisite indulgence

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Welcome to the Wachau!

Do you love wine, pleasure, art and culture?
Then it's time to take a trip to the UNESCO world heritage site and most famous wine-growing region in Austria - the Wachau!
There is lots to discover in the Wachau, the enchanting Danube valley between Melk and Krems, all year round. Explore one of the most beautiful cultural landscapes with numerous excursion destinations such as impressive monasteries and magnificent forts and experience an unforgettable vacation in the Wachau - Nibelungengau - Kremstal region in Lower Austria!

Best of Wachau: Experience the best quality
Best of Wachau - what is that? The best hoteliers and hosts in the Wachau have joined forces under the quality seal "Best of Wachau" in order to offer you the highest level of indulgence based on their great understanding of service, quality and regional products. Whether it be long-established winemakers, award-winning 5-star hotels or prestigious gourmet restaurants - the Best of Wachau hosts will whet your appetite for tasty delicacies and serve outstanding dishes as well as Wachau apricot specialties.

The Wachau: Meeting place for connoisseurs and recreation seekers from all over the world.
The world heritage site Wachau is a true oasis for people who really love and appreciate something special. The mild climate and the slopes ideally inclined towards the sun make this breath-taking Danube river valley a treasured destination in Austria. Noble grape varieties that produce excellent wines and are treasured by connoisseurs all over the world grow on steep terraces. Due to the perfect combination of climate, soil and cultivation over centuries, the Wachau apricot that is well known throughout Europe also grows here in picturesque fruit orchards. This extraordinary pitted fruit owes its fine aroma, just like that of the vines, to the combination of two influences, the Western Atlantic and Eastern Pannonian climate. Magical wine trails invite you on unforgettable walks - and its winemakers to delightful tastings!

Best of Wachau Goldclub
The Best of Wachau hosts have even more to offer you: The Best of Wachau Goldclub! Take some time out and spend three or more nights at a Best of Wachau establishment from May 1 to October 28. You will be rewarded with exclusive benefits to make your stay or vacation in Austria an unforgettable experience. Look forward to exclusive benefits, enjoy wonderful Goldclub bonus services and the attractive direct booker bonus. Don't miss enjoying exclusive benefits from 3 nights onwards!
All offers and details are available for download in the Best of Wachau Goldclub folder (PDF)!

Experience the best hosts, the tastiest delicacies and the most beautiful places of the Wachau in this video:

 

On the move in the Wachau

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Traveling is stress-free in the Wachau, even without a car. Busses, trains, ferries, ships and nextbike stations allow for a relaxed stay in the entire region.

  • Ship: Experience the Wachau river valley by ship: Please find further information on the ferries and shipping routes here.
  • Train: Please find further information on the Wachau railway network at www.wachaubahn.at.
  • Bus: The Wachau bus lines take you to your destination on the north bank every hour and on the south bank every two hours. Schedules and information can be found at www.vor.at.
  • Bicycle: Taking the bike on the Danube Cycle Route, you will be riding along towpaths and enjoying the unique wonders of nature.
  • Wachau on foot: A short walk along the Danube with a refreshment in a Best of Wachau establishment or hiking in a unique natural setting on the Wachau World Heritage Trail. Further information can be found at www.welterbesteig.at.

Discover the varied landscape and the Wachau with its rich cultural treasures, mild climate, great culinary pleasures and excellent white wines
- all year round!

Take a vacation in the Wachau and book your stay directly with your Best of Wachau host!

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Gastgarten

Aggsteinerhof

The dining garden of the Aggsteinerhof once again occupies a special place in a Wachau bursting with such idyllic places. At the foot of the picturesque ruins of Aggstein Castle,...


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Patrik beim Hirschfüttern

Bauer und Wirt Langthaler

A small paradise, especially for children, in peaceful Pömling near Emmersdorf. The Langthaler family has owned the stately farm since 1824. They offer a successful combination of...


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Hagmann

Café-Konditorei Hagmann

Founded in 1836, this café and confectionery shop in Krems’ pedestrian zone today represents the Wachau confectionery tradition like no other. The Hagmann family sees itself as a...


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Kulinarisches Highlight: Der Original Melker Taler

Café-Konditorei Mistlbacher

The Café Mistlbacher in Melk is a traditional house at the foot of the world famous Baroque pin. The distinctive atmosphere of our premises, from the mirror room to the green tea...


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Gastgeberin Maria Rosenberger

DONAUWIRT Hotel - Restaurant

Leisure, relaxation and unwinding are the focus of this traditional hotel. Built in 1524, later becoming the wine pressing house of the Gaming Carthusian monastery, and appreciated...


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Außenansicht Gartenhotel Pfeffel

Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel

The Gartenhotel & Winery Pfeffel in DürnsteinQuality winery & Spa hotel with view over the DanubeSituated in its own vineyards and near the river “Danube” you will find one of the...


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Gasthaus Mariandl

Gasthaus "Mariandl"

The inn on the church square in Spitz has been run by the Biebl family for more than 100 years and owes its name to the main character of the Austrian film classic “Hofrat Geiger”,...


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Altes Schiffsmeisterhaus

Gasthof Prankl

Approximately 500 years old, the architecturally striking, picturesque ship owner’s house in Spitz has been operated as an inn since 1680 and is run today by the 7th generation of...


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Gartenvilla mit Pool

Gasthof und Hotel Ringl Wachau

The Ringl family settled not far from the Danube, in picturesque Maria Laach. Karlheinz Ringl took over his parents’ business in 1989 and has run the hotel and restaurant with his...


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Hausansicht

Gasthof Weißes Rössl

Enjoy the culinary delights and atmosphere at the Weißes Rössl. Our cuisine offers gourmets a mix of creative and down-to-earth dishes. We prefer to use regional, organic and...


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Hirtzberger

Hofmeisterei Hirtzberger

You could say a “trident of bliss” has emerged from the historic building of the Hofmeisterei after careful renovation: an early Gothic jewel with Baroque opulence and more than...


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Kaminstube

Hotel & Restaurant Donauhof

A warm welcome at Hotel & Restaurant Donauhof!The location directly in Emmersdorf at the Danube-bike-path Passau-Vienna, with view to the baroque abbey of Melk and the river...


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Kirchenwirt Weißenkirchen

Hotel-Restaurant Kirchenwirt

Rest assured, you're in great hands here. Surrounded by sunny vineyards, nestled between the blue Danube and green forests, in the heart of the Austrian Wachau World Heritage Site...


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Außenansicht

Hotel-Restaurant Zur Post

Welcome at hotel-restaurant Post! Holidays are a special time to relax, recover or be active. Whether hiking, riding your bike or simply relaxing with a nice glass of wine – we...


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Klostergarten mit beheiztem Pool

Hotel Richard Löwenherz

Medieval convent walls surround the property, art works of the region, fill it, and the incomparable site does the rest to lend this spot its inimitable character. Serenity and...


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Hotel Schloss Dürnstein

In a magnificent position in the Wachau, the gorge which is the most picturesque section of the Danube, where Nature and Art combine in perfect harmony, stands Dürnstein Castle,...


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Sicht auf den Gasthof Klinlghuber von der Wiener Brücke aus.

Hotel und Gasthof Klinglhuber

Welcome! We are meeting point for individualists, art and culture connoisseurs, gourmets and wine fans. We combine tradition and moderness - on the one hand is our hotel, which was...


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Winzerstüberl

Landgasthaus Essl

“Naturally traditional enjoyment”, “Top Host 2016”
In the Wachau, on the right bank of the Danube in Rührsdorf, a small village set back from the road in the middle of vineyards...


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Landhaus Bacher

Landhaus Bacher

Landhaus Bacher is the quintessential elegant country restaurant with traditional, high-class dinner and glassware. Come and savor our renowned Landhaus cuisine while dining in a...


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Aussenaufnahme BEST WESTERN Landhotel Wachau

Landhotel Wachau

To be out, but feel at home!That’s the motto of the family run and with personal touch managed Landhotel Wachau.The location directly at the Danube-bike-path Passau-Vienna, with...


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Nikolaihof

Nikolaihof Wachau

With almost 2,000 years of history Nikolaihof is the oldest winery in Austria. It was one of the first in the world that begun working by biodynamic principles according to the...


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Restaurant Residenz Wachau

Residenz Wachau

This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. Located in Aggsbach-Dorf on the right bank of the Danube in the heart of the Wachau Valley, 10 km from Melk, Residenz Wachau...


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Heinzle

Restaurant Heinzle

“All things fish” is the motto of Restaurant Heinzle in Weißenkirchen. Chef Gerhard Heinzle has specialised in fish dishes from classic and modern cuisines and enriches his...


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Loibnerhof 01

Restaurant Loibnerhof

The Loibnerhof Restaurant offers you two equally enjoyable dining alternatives: One is the lovingly restored 400 year-old vaulted cellar with its Biedermeier interior and the other...


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Terrasse mit Donaublick

Strandcafé

Run by Barbara Grünberger and built in 1926 by her great-grandfather, the Strandcafé radiates historic charm and nostalgic flair, and is known for its beautiful terrace overgrown...


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Wachauerstube Innenansicht

Wachauerstube

The Wachauerstube has been carefully renovated but still retains its patina, and today presents itself as a welcoming country inn serving upscale tavern cuisine.
The landlord -...


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