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 to October. 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)!


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Bauer & 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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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 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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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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Gasthof Prankl Aussenansicht

Gasthof Prankl

They still exist - those inns that uphold the culinary heritage of their region. Gasthof Prankl in Spitz undoubtedly belongs to this elite circle. The former shipmaster's house,...

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Frische Kräuter aus dem eigenen Garten

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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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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Hofmeisterei 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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Familie Pichler

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 Wachau Ansicht

Hotel-Restaurant Kirchenwirt

At Kirchenwirt Weißenkirchen, Austrian inn cuisine is served to the highest standards. Here, high standards meet a listed ambience. Innkeepers Manuela and Christian Wildeis are the...

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Restaurant im Hotel Zur Post

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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Kaminzimmer Hotel Richard Löwenherz

Restaurant Richard Löwenherz

Enjoy memorable gustatory experiences in our cozy rooms and on the terrace! Our award-winning catering team will spoil you with both traditional and innovative delicacies. You can...

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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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Philipp Essl und Marie-Theres Essl

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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Exquisite Speisenkreation

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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Gedeckter Tisch

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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Residenz Wachau - Terrasse

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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Genuss auf der Terrasse im Restaurant 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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Garten Loibnerhof

Restaurant Loibnerhof

The Knoll family restaurant in idyllic Unterloiben has long been an institution for "gorgeous, down-to-earth cuisine" with a refreshingly smart twist. The cosy setting is provided...

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Beef Tartar in der 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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