Weinviertel

Durnstein in the Wachau

Dürnstein Abbey in the Wachau looks best from the Danube. You can see the blue tower of the collegiate church below the castle from afar, if you approach the place by ship. The place does not offer many sights, but those that are are worth a visit. They bear witness to the great past of the place.

Melk Abbey in Austria, baroque monastery in the Wachau

Melk Abbey in Austria is one of the baroque monasteries on the Danube in the Wachau. It is now part of Austria's UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you approach Melk Abbey from the Danube or via the autobahn from the north, it towers like a stronghold over the place that bears the name of the monastery.

Göttweig Abbey in the Wachau in Austria

Göttweig Abbey in the Wachau can be seen from afar. It sits enthroned on a hill above the town of Furth near Krems on the southern foothills of the Dunkelsteinerwald in Lower Austria. The monastery goes back to the year 1083, when Bishop Altmann von Passau had a canon monastery built.

Experience the Wachau in autumn

Experiencing the Wachau in autumn is an experience. On the south-facing slopes in the western part of the Wachau, the sun shines on stone terraces on which wine varieties such as Riesling, Grüner Veltliner and Neuburger Smaragd thrive. The vineyards change color. Winegrowers decorate their wine shops for autumn.

Discover the Wachau Austria for connoisseurs

The Wachau in the Weinviertel is a destination for connoisseurs. It is the part of the Danube between Krems and Melk. There it dug 36 meters deep into the truncated mountain landscape of the Bohemian Massif over a distance of 700 kilometers. The Wachau separates the Dunkelsteinerwald in the south from the Waldviertel in the north. We can recommend these excursion destinations for connoisseurs along the Danube.

Monastic gardens in Lower Austria

We were en route for three days on our Klostergarten route through Lower Austria. We visited five monastery gardens. We promised ourselves a pleasure for the eyes and senses. But the trip held a lot more surprises in store.