Getting there
  • Spitz in der Wachau mit Tausendeimerberg Ein Bild von
    einer Region.
  • Suite in der Residenz Wachau Aggsbach Dorf Rein in die
  • Langsam
    wird's fad.
  • Wachauterrasse beim Naturparkhaus am Jauerling Fernsehen
    tut gut.
  • Treppenabgang im Stift Melk Schöne
  • MS Austria An der schönsten
    blauen Donau.

Becoming One. Remaining One. Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal

Becoming One.
Remaining One.

Where Culture & Landscape Form a Symbiosis – The Wachau
The Wachau is considered one of the most enchanting stretches of river valley in Europe. Its much-sung, oft vaunted treasures let us look into the past but also into the future. These treasures have been elevated to UNESCO World Heritage status in their entirety yet are future-oriented, world famous and always committed to modernism.

Becoming One with It All
Visit the Wachau and become one with a turbulent history and a moving present, with the harmony that comes of preservation and innovation, with cultural institutions, wine and fruit growers of world acclaim, with guarantors of wellness and enjoyment, intact nature and the people of the region. Keep discovering new aspects of your favorite destination or return time and again to your favorite spots. Look forward to seeing us. We look forward to seeing you! .

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Your First Visit to the Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal Region!

Wachau World Heritage Trail

The Wachau World Heritage Trail is a 180 km hiking trail featuring the best in scenic and historical paths. It links together the 13 communities of the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape.

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The Danube Bike Path

The Danube Bike Path is one of the most scenic cycling routes in Europe. It extends for about 1,200 km from Donaueschingen in Germany to the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

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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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Eating & Drinking Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal

Apricots, Asparagus & Co

The Wachau apricot (Wachauer Marille) is a specialty known and recognized throughout Europe. It is one of the few Austrian products protected as its own brand within the EU. Anyone who has sampled apricots originating from different regions will immediately notice the special traits of the Wachau apricot.

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Best of Wachau

Certified “Best-of-Wachau” businesses have been ensuring top enjoyment from regionally typical lodgings, food and drink since 2012.  They consider themselves the flagships of the region and are synonymous with excellent quality that visitors can see and taste.

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Happenings & Events Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal

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  • wachau GOURMETfestival

    The wachau GOURMETfestival is a must for all gourmets and lovers of fine wining and dining. Big names, exciting newcomers, many an unusual venue and all this in the midst of the scenic Wachau Valley.

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    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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    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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