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World Heritage long-distance hiking

incl. free VOR day ticket - Mobil in der Wachau

6 nights from € 790.00 *

6 nights
Package price
from € 790.00 *

* per person in a double room

Period of travel

  • 08.04.2024 - 20.10.2024

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Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
3620 Spitz, Schlossgasse 3
+43 2713 30060

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65.2 kilometres and 2,381 m difference in height in 5 days

The Wachau World Heritage Trail combines everything that makes this UNESCO world heritage region so unique: picturesque villages, historic cultural assets and stunning scenery. The 7-day hiking tour takes you through Wachau’s most well-known vineyards to the highest mountain along the Danube and along the river on a boat trip. From Krems the world heritage trail takes hikers to Spitz where they return to Krems by boat with many new impressions on the last day.

The hosts provide a snack along the way and the transport of luggage to the next accommodation.

Day 1 – Arrival
Individual arrival, night incl. breakfast in Krems.

Day 2 – Krems – Dürnstein (world heritage trail section 1)
Path length 12.5 km – walking time 4.5 hrs
Accompanied by stunning views of the Danube this popular section leads from the medieval town centre of Krems through Wachau’s vineyards and a forest to picturesque Dürnstein (no major ascents).
Night incl. breakfast in Dürnstein.

Day 3 – Dürnstein – Weißenkirchen (world heritage trail section 2)
Path length 16.7 km – walking time 6 hrs
With the prospect of marvellous views and fascinating history the hike leads you from Dürnstein through vineyards and across a panoramic high-altitude path to the winegrowing town of Weißenkirchen.
Night incl. breakfast in Weißenkirchen.

Day 4 – Weißenkirchen – Spitz (world heritage trail section 3)
Path length 10.5 km – walking time 3.5 hrs
This path takes you through the heart of Wachau’s vineyards with typical stone terraces and well-known vineyards high above the Danube from Weißenkirchen to Spitz. Here tired hikers can look forward to a wine tasting.
Night incl. breakfast in Spitz.

Day 5 – Spitz – Mühldorf (world heritage trail section 4)
Path length 11.2 km – walking time 4 hrs
This somewhat challenging section includes the highest and steepest wine terraces of the Wachau, light oak and beech forests and stunning views across the Danube.
Night incl. breakfast in Mühldorf.

Day 6 – Mühldorf – Spitz (Jauerling circular trail 07)
Path length 14.3 km – walking time 5 hrs

This stage is characterised by stunning scenery in the Jauerling Nature Park and many superlatives such as the highest point of the world heritage trail, the highest vineyard in Lower Austria and more ... End point of this section: Spitz.
Night incl. breakfast in Spitz.

Day 7 – Boat trip and return home
After breakfast, return to Krems by boat. Only then will you realise the distance you have covered in the past few days and enjoy the view of Wachau from the water.


  • 6 x nights incl. breakfast in select B&Bs/hotels
  • 5 x snacks with regional produce
  • 6 x luggage transport to accommodation (1 item of luggage per person)
  • 1 x wine sampling of 3 wines
  • 1 x boat trip from Spitz to Krems (single journey)
  • 1 x hiking documents

Not included and to be paid locally:

  • Accommodation tax (for adults aged 15 years plus)
  • If arriving by car, there will be parking charges in Krems

Public transport:
Mobil in der Wachau
We recommend travelling here by public transport. Krems is easily accessible by train.

Book: from 1 person – price for single room on request

Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, A-3620 Spitz an der Donau, Schlossgasse 3, GISA number: 13091941. Terms and conditions of business of Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH apply, available on