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Wine Route Lower Austria

One of the longest wine routes in the whole world for the bon vivant
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With its 830 km (516 mi) in total length the Wine Route Lower Austria is one of the world’s longest trails based on the topic of wine. It leads through eight wine growing areas passing through more than 150 villages associated with wine and about 1700 locations for wine loving bon vivants – from top modern wineries to cosy wine taverns to highly decorated gourmet restaurants.

The wine route takes you on a journey through the most beautiful and diverse areas in all of the wine growing regions of Lower Austria: Wachau, Krems Valley, Traisen Valley, Kamp Valley, Wagram, Weinviertel, Carnuntum and Thermal region. Apart from the Thermal region south of Vienna and the Weinviertel in the north of Lower Austria all regions are associated with the Danube. All member enterprises are subjected to strict, annually tested quality criteria whether it is the wine growing estates, the rustic wine taverns, the well managed wine shops, the modern wine adventure worlds, the traditional inns or the countless accommodation facilities from farmer’s homes to 4-star-hotels.

The Wine Route Lower Austria not only leads to delights associated with wine, it also connects places with a long history in wine making with newly designed objects, creating an exciting field of contrasts making each journey a fascinating trip. Magnificent edifices such as the abbeys of Göttweig or Klosterneuburg – whose wine traditions date back to the Middle Ages – or imposing wine estates in Baroque splendour are to be found side by side with wine shops and modern wineries. And there is more: the route is replete with great sights from widely ranging periods of history.
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