UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site and one of Austria’s best winegrowing regions.
People were aware of the rich fertility of the soils in the Danube region even thousands of years ago. It was here that the oldest stone-carved sculpture of a woman was found, the Venus of Galgenberg near Stratzing.
Take a look at the many castles, ruins and monasteries from the water and savour the exceptional natural landscapes with a comfortable boat trip from Krems to Melk.
But it’s not just the landscapes which are a treat! Wachau is also one of Austria’s best winegrowing regions!
The primary rock soils and perfect location of the sunny slopes create an exceptionally fertile soil where the white wines in particular can flourish and mature.
Stop off at one of the many wine taverns, let yourself be pampered and finally, treat yourself to a glass of authentic Wachau apricot schnapps.
Whether you want to enjoy nature, explore the history or be spoilt by some culinary delights – Wachau has something to set all pulses racing!