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:

 

Eine kleine Gruppe von 6 Weinfreunden genießen eine Weindegustation an einem Holztisch im Freien mit grandiosem Ausblick auf Weißenkirchen.

Wachau Wine Spring

The Wachau is an internationally renowned wine region with unique stone terraces and is best known for its white wines. During Wachau Wine Spring in early May, more than 100 member winegrowers of Vinea Wachau invite the public to stop in and taste the latest vintage.

Taste the new vintage with us!

On the move in the Wachau

MS Austria der BRANDNER Schiffahrt GmbH vor Dürnstein, Wachau

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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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...

Weißenkirchen in der Wachau


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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...

Spitz


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Weinquadrat Hotel Garni

Your personal hideaway in the world cultural heritage Wachau area! Since 2011 we manage our design hotel with a lot of passion in Weißenkirchen. The cozy atmosphere, the perfect...

Weißenkirchen in der Wachau


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Hotel Unter den Linden

Ideally situated in the heart of the city of Krems, at the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau, the family-run Hotel Unter den Linden is just a few minutes’ walk away...

Krems an der Donau


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Hotel garni Donauhof

Located in the romantic village of Weißenkirchen, this small, family-run hotel directly on the Danube presents itself as the ideal base from which to explore the wonderful Wachau...

Weißenkirchen in der Wachau


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Hotel Wachau

Furnished in a traditional country-house style, this small, family-run 4-star hotel is located at the entrance to Melk, within 500 m of the Danube River, Melk Abbey, and the A1...

Melk


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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...

Mautern an der Donau


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Gasthof und Camping Stumpfer

Welcome to the Inn and the camping ground Stumpfer! We are located in the heart of Lower Austria, the country around Vienna, some 90 km from Vienna. From our camping grounds you...

Schönbühel an der Donau


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'Haus Oestreicher'

Run by Waltraud Gurtner and her colleagues, this B&B is located in a quiet but central spot between the Danube and the Tausendeimerberg in Spitz, one of the best wine-growing areas...

Spitz


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Reichhaltiges Wachauer Frühstücksbuffet in gemütlichen Frühstücksraum.

Pension Gästehaus Heller

This cosy guest house is centrally located in the pictouresque wine-growing town of Weißenkirchen, right in the heart of the lovely Wachau Valley in Lower Austria. It is an ideal...

Weißenkirchen in der Wachau


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Weingut Polz

Our excellent, high quality vineyard and winery is located in the middle of the beautiful Wachau Valley since 1893. Founded by Eduard and Anna Polz, the winery, knowledge and...

Rührsdorf


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