Another of Austria's wine regions, the Wachau offers a beautiful drive past terraced vineyards along the Danube from Grein in the west to Krems at the eastern end.

Wachau Valley
Wachau Valley

Best Towns

  • Dürnstein
  • Grein
  • Krems
  • Melk
  • Weissenkirchen

Top Sights

  • Melk's Benedictine Abbey with its fabulous church and library
  • Krems Wine Museum
  • Ruined castle at Dürnstein

Suggested Activities

  • Bike the flat path along the Danube
  • Hike up to Dürnstein's ruined castle where Richard the Lionhearted was imprisoned
  • Walk Dürnstein's charming Hauptstrasse

Places to Stay

  • Hotel Richard Löwenherz, A-3601 Dürnstein, +43/02711 222, fax 222 13, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hotel Goldenes Kreuz, A-4360 Grein, tel. +43/07268/316, fax 3168

A Place to Dine

  • Stadt Melk, Hauptplatz 1, Melk, tel. +43/02752/524 75, fax 524 75-19