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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Lower Austria, wine has its own season, Weinherbst, the province’s celebration of wine and autumn. From mid-August to the end of November everything revolves around wine enjoyment in connection with age-old traditions, culinary delights and scenic landscape.