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  • Ausblick aufs nördliche Donauufer
  • Typischer Heuriger in der Wachau
  • Welterbesteig Wachau-Logo
  • Am Weg zum Pemexel
  • Türkentor bei Rossatz
  • Blick von der Radfähre Rossatz auf Dürnstein
  • Zum Heurigen in Rossatz-Arnsdorf
Tour length
11.63 km
04:00 h
Anforderung an: Condition
3 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

431/294 Hm
Lowest point
196 Hm
Highest point
525 Hm
  • Ausblick aufs nördliche Donauufer
  • Typischer Heuriger in der Wachau
  • Welterbesteig Wachau-Logo
  • Am Weg zum Pemexel
  • Türkentor bei Rossatz
  • Blick von der Radfähre Rossatz auf Dürnstein
  • Zum Heurigen in Rossatz-Arnsdorf

The natural Danube and its wetlands, fruit and apricot gardens, the most beautiful view to Dürnstein, the vineyards of Rossatz, secluded Dunkelsteinerwald (dark stone wood) and the view point „Bergerner Höhe“ are part of this tour. From Rossatz you walk via the Pemexel (hill) into picturesque village Oberbergern.

Wachau World Heritage Trail: from Rossatz to Oberbergern

Leaving wine growing village Rossatz the way leads between natural Danube wetland „Pritzenau“ and fruit gardens to a wonderful sandy beach at the Danube. Through the vineyards of Rossatz and the Dunkelsteinerwald you hike up to Pemexel (508m) offering a view to Krems. Via the view point „Bergerner Höhe“ along idyllic field and meadow trails you reach secluded Oberbergern also end of this tour.

More details

Tour length
Starting point
Rossatz, church square
Point of arrival
Oberbergern, chapel
Getting there
Highway A1 until exit Melk, following B33 to Rossatz or from Mautern via the country road to Oberbergern.

Crossing church square in Rossatz, passing the town hall and at the bottom you follow the way down to the right until the fruit gardens. You walk past the tennis court and straight ahead at the next crossing, cross the Danube cycle path and soon after you reach the wetland of Rossatz where you walk on the right. Along the edge of the wetland and the fruit gardens you walk until you reach the nice sandy beach and the bike ferry. At this point you have a great view to the opposite side seeing Dürnstein. Now walking past the campsite you reach Rossatzbach. At the fountain at the other end of the road you walk right up to the main road B33. You follow the road for a couple of meters to the right and at the first diversion you take the left.  Now the way leads through the vineyards of Rossatz. Walking through the vineyards named Frauenweingärten, Mugler and Goldberg you pass the ruined „Biritor“ (gate). Here at Seegraben (valley) the rise up to Pemexel located in the Dunkelsteinerwald begins. After a first big bend you walk past „Toten Berg“ (hill) and after a last rise you reach the high Pemexel (508m). From the forested top you have a great view to Krems and Stein. After the Pemexel you reach a wide forest path. You turn left and after about 20 minutes you reach the red cross, where you turn left again. After about half an hour you cross main street, have a short walk on the asphalt, and then left into the woods reaching Bergerner Höhe with wonderful view moments. As soon as reaching Oberbergerner Kreuzung (crossing) you turn right. Only 10 minutes later you are in Oberbergern at the chapel.


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

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

The stamp station is located at restaurant „Zum goldenen Hirschen“ in Oberbergern, turn right at the chapel and after about 150m you reach the restaurant. Its open year round, on Monday open only until 2p.m. and closed on Tuesday (Phone: 0043(02714/7201).

In Rührsdorf house number 17 restaurant „Winzerstüberl“ run by family Essl is open from March till December from Wednesday to Friday. www.winzerstueberl.at , 0043(0)2714/6384

Restaurant/Hotel Rossatz 8 open from Thursday to Sunday from 11:30a.m to 2p.m. (Monday & Tuesday closed, the hotel bar is open on Wednesday) in the evening the restaurant is only open with reservation. www.rossatz8.at , 0043(0)2714/58337 or 0043(0)720/3166440

Poldis cafe (at church square in Rossatz) open year round (only closed on Wednesday) 0043(0)676/6407220.

More opportunities for accommodation are in Rossatz, Rossatzbach and Oberbergern.

Wine taverns are located in Rossatz and Rossatzbach. Several taverns are open during winter time. In Oberbergern there is only one tavern: „Schnadahüpfl“ family Schmidt (Phone: 0043(0)676/6218896) only open in July. Please see the current calendar for opening hours (Heurigenkalender) at www.welterbesteig.at.

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