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  • Oberhalb von Krems im Herbst
  • Typischer Heuriger in der Wachau
  • Welterbesteig Wachau-Logo
  • Rebentor in Krems
  • Herbstlandschaft in Krems
  • Überreste der Römer in Mautern
  • Mauterner Donaubrücke
Difficulty
easy
Tour length
3.93 km
duration
01:00 h
Anforderung an: Condition
2 von 6
Experience
5 von 6
Landscape
5 von 6

Season:
Jan Yes Feb Yes Mar Yes Apr Yes May Yes Jun Yes Jul Yes Aug Yes Sep Yes Oct Yes Nov Yes Dec Yes

Ascent/Descent
64/53 Hm
Lowest point
191 Hm
Highest point
217 Hm
Altitude profile
  • Oberhalb von Krems im Herbst
  • Typischer Heuriger in der Wachau
  • Welterbesteig Wachau-Logo
  • Rebentor in Krems
  • Herbstlandschaft in Krems
  • Überreste der Römer in Mautern
  • Mauterner Donaubrücke

Roman ruins, the glory of Renaissance and Baroque, gothic monasteries and churches, culinary fine dining, and picturesque old towns are part of this tour from Mautern to Krems. Through imposing gates and via scenic squares you walk until Gozzoburg (castle) and to Hoher Markt (High Market) the historical heart of Krems.

Wachau World Heritage Trail: from Mautern to Krems

The diverting tour starting in Mautern leads you through medieval town of Stein and on into the picturesque old part of Krems. You will be accompanied by art and churches on this about 4 kilometer long tour. Through imposing gates and historic places you follow the way to Gozzoburg (castle) in Krems.

More details

Tour length
3,934.00
Starting point
Mautern, town hall square
Point of arrival
Krems, High Market
Getting there
Highway A1 until exit Melk, following S33 to Mautern or Krems.
Turn-by-turn-directions

At the town hall in Mautern you are walking underneath the white archway and keep going along the wall of the Roman fort „Favianis“ direction Danube. After passing Römerhalle on the right and also castle of Mautern, you turn left at the roundabout and cross the imposing Danube bridge. On the north shore of the river the way leads to the right through Linzer Tor (gate) into medieval town Stein. You follow Landstraße (street), keep left at the first crossing and immediately after turn left again into Hintere Fahrstraße (street). There you can have a rest at one of the taverns. The road leads up to Frauenberg (women‘ s hill), where you turn right to Frauenbergkirche (church). It is a good location to get a view of the surrounding area including picturesque Stein, Mautern and Göttweig abbey. 

You pass through the church and via Frauenbergstiege (staricase) you walk down back to Steiner Landstraße (street). Taking the left the way leads past Minoritenkloster (monastery), where the art quarter begins. Through Kremser Tor (gate) you leave Stein and enter the world of art. Kunsthalle (art gallery), Karikaturmuseum (cartoon museum) and the Lawer Austrian house of literature are on the way until you reach the prison of Stein. You  follow Schillerstraße (street) pass „Kloster Und“ (abbey and gallery) and reach „Kremser Stadtpark“ (city park). You keep left and walk through Steiner Tor (gate) into the old part of town. At the other end of the pedestrian zone you reach the area where the daily market takes place, turn left and walk up to the church at church square. Right up through Margarethenstraße (street) shortly after you will reach High Market which also marks the tour end. If you still have time you can visit Gozzoburg.

Equipment

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  „Best of Wachau“ members in Mautern and Krems.

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