• World Heritage Wachau

  • Flowering landscape wachau

  • Enjoy first-class wine

  • Culinary specialties

Welcome to the Danube region known as Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal!

Welcome to the Danube region known as Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal!
A magnificent stretch of the Danube awaits you here, complete with precious cultural treasures, an enchanting river valley, a sun-drenched wine region of international caliber – in a word, a gesamtkunstwerk.

Landschaft um Spitz

UNESCO World Heritage

Since the year 2000, the Wachau has been a UNESCO World Heritage region, along with its cultural treasures, an enchanting stretch of river valley and a sun-drenched wine region of world caliber – a gesamtkunstwerk.

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Marillenknödel dekoriert

Wachau Apricot

Anyone who has sampled apricots originating from different regions will immediately notice the special traits of the Wachau apricot. That is why it is protected by the EU as a term and a product.

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Weinglas mit Weißwein

Vinea Wachau

The 200 or so members of this winegrowers’ association are dedicated to the protection, quality and reputation of Wachau wines. Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd are three wine quality designations specific to the Wachau and reserved for use solely by members of Vinea Wachau.

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Der Wolkenturm "Die Openairbühne" im Schloss Grafenegg

Art and Culture

The Wachau has inspired poets and artists for time immemorial. Today people are delighted with the diverse lineup of internationally renowned cultural programs, arts and theater festivals and culinary events as well as museums and exhibitions.

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MS Austria vor Dürnstein, Wachau

Danube Shipping

There is a grand view of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape from aboard the white Danube ships. They connect towns between Melk and Krems that are well worth visiting, such as Spitz, Weissenkirchen and Dürnstein.

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Verzierter Fisch angerichtet

Best of Wachau

The top hospitality businesses in the Wachau have joined together for the “Best-of-Wachau” initiative and offer the finest in lodgings, wining and dining for authentic and memorable experiences.

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Stift Melk im Vordergrund mit Kornfeld

TOP Excursion Destinations

Discover new things, uncover hidden treasures or simply enjoy a few free hours. The TOP excursion destinations in the Wachau and vicinity give you an opportunity to experience unforgettable moments.

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MS Austria vor Dürnstein, Wachau

Excursion programm for individuals

Experience the UNESCO World Heritage region Wachau. Here some excursion programms:
Excursion "ship & history"
Excursion "ship & culture"
Excursion "ship & bike"



Wachauer Weingenuss

Wine Spring

Wine Spring events in the Lower Austrian Danube region are a good opportunity in the wine year to sample the winemaker’s various wines and stock up on wine. Wine Spring takes place from late April to the beginning of May every year. Wachau Wine Spring is recommended, for example, as is Spring Awakening on the Wagram, the New Wine Fest in Göttlesbrunn and the 3-valley Wine Spring in the Kamp, Krems and Traisen Valleys.

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Feuerwerk über Stift Melk


This age-old tradition is cultivated in splendid and enjoyable ways in more than 20 places in the Danube region Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal. Torch-lit vineyards, impressive fireworks and wonderful opportunities for special moments are what make solstice celebrations in the Wachau and Nibelungengau so memorable every year.

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