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World Heritage Wachau Hiking Trail. The centerpiece

Wandern am Welterbesteig Wachau

4 nights from € 356.00

  • Welterbesteig Wachau
  • Spitzer Weingärten
  • Weinstraße Kremstal
  • Welterbesteig Wachau
4 nights
Package price
from € 356.00

Period of travel

  • 01.04.2022 - 09.10.2022

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Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
3620 Spitz, Schlossgasse 3
+43 2713 30060 Web

Route Google maps

  • Welterbesteig Wachau
  • Spitzer Weingärten
  • Weinstraße Kremstal
  • Welterbesteig Wachau


This 5-day tour with 3 hiking days in the heart of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Valley of Wachau, is a true treat for the senses. High above the free-flowing Danube River and over centuries-old stone terraces in the winegrowing area of Wachau, the world heritage hiking trail leads through some of the most eminent vineyards of Austria, numerous apricot-tree gardens, dreamy wine-producing villages and typical Austrian wine taverns.

Experience a 2000-old cultural landscape; take a hike through legendary castles, travel back to the Middles Ages and the Renaissance; enjoy the pristine, sumptuous natural beauties and the captivating panoramic views of the unique river landscape – those are the highlights of the tour of Dürnstein, through Weissenkirchen and Spitz, Rossatzbach and then back to Dürnstein.

The luggage will be transported from one host to the next. The hosts will be providing the snacks for the way, made of regional products. On this tour, wine will be accompanying you constantly, be it on hikes through the vineyards, stops at a heuriger (wine tavern) or wine tasting at the wineries.

Day 1 – Arrival
Individual arrival to Dürnstein
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Dürnstein

Day 2 – Dürnstein - Weissenkirchen
Distance 17 km – Duration 6 h
The first hiking day begins from Dürnstein, where one can discover the medieval village after an individual walk. The succeeding hike leads from Dürnstein over the Eselsteig to the Ruins of Dürnstein (Legends: “Where King Richard the Lionheart was held captive”), to Starhembergwarte and to Fesselhütte. The trail to our destination, Weissenkirchen, leads through the most famous vineyards of Wachau and offers a beautiful view of the Danube.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Weissenkirchen

Day 3 – Weissenkirchen - Spitz
Distance 10,5 km – Duration 3.30 h
Today the hike starts in Weissenkirchen. The route leads over Teisenhoferhof, the mountain quarter of Weissenkirchen through the famous Rieden to the natural monument of Michaelerberg, through the valley of Mieslingtal over the “Rote Tor” to the best vineyards of Spitz – the Ried Singerriedel and to the church site in Spitz.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Spitz

Day 4 – Spitz - Rossatzbach
Distance 21 km – Duration 6.30 h
The next day, a Danube ferry will bring you from Spitz to Arnsdorf to the south bank of the Danube. The hike continues through Kupfertal (Römerweg), Seekopfwarte to the panoramic trail and ends in Rossatzbach. The Danube ferry will bring you back to Dürnstein.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Dürnstein

Day 5 – Departure

Package price per person excluding local tax up from € 356,00 in a double room 
Package price per person excluding local tax up from € 412,00 in a single room 

(the price depends on the available room category)

Services included:

  • 4 x overnight stays in selected accommodations, breakfast included
  • 3 x daily hiking snack with regional products, prepared by the host
  • 3 x luggage transportation by the overnight-stay selected accommodation (max 1 luggage per person)
  • 1 x wine tasting session, samples of three wines at the winery
  • 1 x hiking file

Services not included and to be paid locally:

  • local tax € 1,60 per person/night (up from15 years of age)
  • fees for the ferries from Spitz - Arnsdorf and from Rossatzbach - Dürnstein
  • parking fee is to be paid directly at the parking area, if you arrive by your own car

Organizer: Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, A-3620 Spitz an der Donau, Schlossgasse 3, GISA-Zahl: 13091941
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