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  • Blick über Aggsbach Markt und auf die Bireben
  • Welterbesteig Wachau-Logo
  • Rastplatz in Aggsbach Markt
  • Heuarbeiten bei Maria Laach
  • Aggsbach Markt Luftaufnahme
Tour length
7.08 km
02:00 h
Anforderung an: Condition
2 von 6
5 von 6
6 von 6

Jan No Feb No Mar No Apr Yes May Yes Jun Yes Jul Yes Aug Yes Sep Yes Oct Yes Nov Yes Dec No

88/470 Hm
Lowest point
208 Hm
Highest point
594 Hm
Altitude profile
  • Blick über Aggsbach Markt und auf die Bireben
  • Welterbesteig Wachau-Logo
  • Rastplatz in Aggsbach Markt
  • Heuarbeiten bei Maria Laach
  • Aggsbach Markt Luftaufnahme

Around 7 kilometers distance between Maria Laach (Jauerling plateau) with its meadows and via estate „Schleinkhof“ down to Aggsbach Markt at the Danube for this stage.


Wachau World Heritage Trail: From Maria Laach to Aggsbach Markt

The gothic pilgrimage church of Maria Laach marks the beginning of this stage. Passing „Litzendorfer Kreuzstöckerl“ (wayside shrine)you walk to hamlet Litzendorf. In a big curve the way leads via the Jauerling plateau to secluded „Schleinkhof“ (stamp satation). After a short rise the way leads just down to the Danube valley to Aggsbach Markt, the end of your tour.

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Tour length
Starting point
Maria Laach, Marktplatz (market square)
Point of arrival
Aggsbach, Marktplatz (market square)
Getting there

Highway A1 until exit Melk, following B3 to Maria Laach or Aggsbach Markt.



The tour starts at market square in Maria Laach. You follow the main road directon Zeißing, shortly after you turn right and on your right you see the famous gothic pilgrimage church. Passing the cemetery you leave the village, walking gently down through a christmas tree plantation until country road. After crossing Klafterbach (creek) and the country road the way leads up to Litzendorfer Kreuzstöckerl (wayside shrine). A little bit later you reach hamlet Litzendorf, where you turn left and keep following the main road through the village. Through blooming fields the way leads in a big bend via the Jauerling plateau. At the triangle crossing you stay on the right angle walking towards an old farm called Schleinkhof. There you can also find the stamp station. Now in curves and through the woods the way leads down to Aggsbach Markt. Via so called Schmuckstraße you reach the first houses and continue your way into the village. Directly in front of the rails you follow the road to the right towards the picturesque church. Taking the left, parallel to Endlingbach (creek), shortly after you reach market square end of the walking tour. 


Hiking boots, raincoat, enough to eat and drink, a trail map and maybe a list of open taverns. You can find an equipmentlist on www.welterbesteig.at section service/tips.


Safety guidelines

In case of an emergency call the mountain rescue Wachau: 140

Additional Information

For restaurants and accommodation we recommend „Best of Wachau“ businesses: www.bestof-wachau.at . You find one „Best of Wachau“ member in Maria Laach.

Further opportunities for restaurants, taverns and cafes and opening hours:

Restaurant „Zum Kranz“ in Aggsbach Markt: end of April till end of October open daily except Monday. Closed during winter, Phone: 0043(0)2712/210.

Cafe&Pub Donauwelle (Danubewave) in Aggsbach Markt: open year-round from Monday to Sunday. (Phone 0043(0)2712/373)

The stamp station is located in Felbring.

Restaurants that are open year-round you can find in Emmersdorf.

The only tavern in Aggsbach Markt: Family Kurz (Phone: 0043(0)676/4730729).

In the small village of Willendorf there is also the tavern of Rudof Schrutz (Phone: 0043(0)2712/543).

Please see the current calendar for opening hours (Heurigenkalender) at www.welterbesteig.at .

More opportunities for accommodation are in Aggsbach Markt.

For easy and convenient organization of the tours its good to have the Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal application. Just download for Android or iPhone .