Experience the Wachau in autumn

House in the Wachau vineyards in autumn

Enjoy the Wachau in autumn

A holiday in the Wachau Autumn is an experience for the senses. This section of the Danube valley has impressed us with its steep slopes that rise above the Danube. Experiencing the Wachau in autumn is an experience. On the southern slopes in the western part of the Wachau the sun shines on stone terraces on which wine varieties such as Riesling, Grüner Veltliner or Neuburger Smaragd thrive. The vineyards change color. winemaker decorate their vinotheques autumnal. We had in Burgenland already experienced the autumn colors of the vines. So we decided to drive through Lower Austria a detour to Germany through the Wachau im Weinviertel close. We wanted us on this one Wine journey through Austria see what it looks like in the Wachau in Indian summer. These photos show how well it is worth it.



Autumn afternoon on the Danube
Autumn afternoon on the Danube


The Wachau in autumn on a road trip along the Danube

You can do as we do and enjoy the Wachau in autumn on a drive along the Danube. Take your time. Enjoy the foliage colors of the forests and vineyards. These shine in warm colors at this time of year. Autumn in the Wachau is a time when you can enjoy the region, its hiking trails and restaurants without the crowds.



Wachau vineyards in autumn
Wachau vineyards in autumn

Winegrowers prepare the Wachau vineyards for winter in autumn

Take a break at one of the Wachau wineries. There you will learn interesting facts about the work of the winegrowers. Maybe you can peek over the shoulder of one or two of them as they prepare their vineyards for the winter months.


The castle in Dürnstein in autumn
The castle in Dürnstein in autumn


Enjoy the Wachau on a hike in autumn

Hiking in the Wachau in autumn is a special experience. There are many Walking, which lead through the steep slopes and the region along the Danube in all levels of difficulty. The best known is World Heritage Climb through the Wachau.


You need that for a hike through the Wachau in autumn

  • Pack your backpack with ours packing list for hikers. Then you are guaranteed to have everything you need on the go.
  • Comfortable walking shoes for wide feetwhere you can walk well even on rough paths
  • backpack is definitely practical for everything you need on the go.
  • The region offers beautiful photo opportunities. Therefore you should bring your  Camera .
  • Are you looking for Gifts for hikers?



Durnstein on the Danube
Durnstein on the Danube


The castles of the Wachau in autumn

Worthwhile hiking destinations are also the castles and castle ruins that are enthroned on the steep slopes above the Danube valley. You can reach most of them via hiking trails. Only a few can be reached by car. However, they are also nice to look at from a boat trip on the Danube. The Wachau in autumn offers many possibilities for excursions.


Aggstein Castle on the right bank of the Danube in the Wachau in autumn
Aggstein Castle on the right bank of the Danube in the Wachau in autumn


If you are planning a weekend break in the Wachau, we recommend it to you Garden hotel and winery Pfeffel in Dürnstein, which is surrounded by vineyards on the Danube.


Do you like to travel by motorhome?

- Do you want to rent a motorhome? Then you will find information here and booking options. Or would you prefer to stay overnight roof tent on the car? Also the overnight stay in camping tent is possible.
- Check with ours packing list for camperswhether you have packed everything for your motorhome tour. Then you are ready for your wine weekend in Franconia.
- You want to know where to go with a motorhome stay in Europe can and are you looking for parking spaces and campsites? You can find information about this under this link.
– A campsite on the Danube in the Wachau is Wachau-Camping Rossatz, Rossatzbach 21, 3602 Rossatzbach, Austria. There you can after a day trip in a Dutch Oven  or on the portable grill after a day trip . Dutch oven accessories here.
- Why is a folding e-bike useful when camping?



Travel Arrangements:

Arriving by plane, public transport or car

Arrival by plane, bus or train*. The nearest airport is Vienna Schwechat. From there you can travel by rental car or public transport to the Wachau in autumn. Train stations are in Krems and in Melk.


The also runs from April to October Wachau railway

Car Rentals:

Cheap rental cars - book here! *


Book yours here Accommodation in the Wachau *
Stay overnight in one Winery in the Wachau, where you can intensively experience the Wachau in autumn



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Text Wachau in autumn: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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