Wine hiking trail Spitz

Hiking route from Spitz, Kirchenplatz

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4,31 km length

Tour dates
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Route: 4,31 km
  • Ascent: 200 egm
  • Descent: 200 egm
  • Duration: 1:30 h
  • Lowest point: 226 m
  • Highest point:377 m
Features
  • Round tour
  • Nice views
  • With refreshment stops
  • Cultural/historical value
  • Faunistic highlights

Details for: Wine hiking trail Spitz

Brief description

Spitz and the Wachau, there are immediately sweet wine landscapes and centuries-old stone terraces, noble white wines, such as green Veltliner and Riesling, romantic land lots, Heurigengärten, Baroque reading yards, the Danube and apricots in the sense, and rightly so: You walk on Spitzer wine trail The most famous Spitzer Weinrieden, enjoy wonderful vistas and views in the Wachau and dive into the viticulture and the reed culture of the Spitzer winegrowers. The trail is signposted with wine bottles.

Description

We start at the baroque Spitzer Kirchenplatz. Opposite the Gasthaus Mariandl is the start sign with the first signpost, the quality wine bottle. We turn to the left and right at Schloss Spitz, walk through an archway and pass the castle car park. At the end of the street we already reach the Spitzer Weinrieden, the shooting range (information board), and turn right. After about 200 m we reach the Trutschplatz (information board) and turn left into the Rote-Tor-Gasse. At the next junction we turn right, directly into the vineyard (Rieden Achspoint and Hochrain): Before us lies the legendary Singerriedel vineyard. At the end of the path we go left, directly up to the Red Gate, a fantastic viewpoint and last rest of the Spitzer "village wall". In front of the gate (do not go through) we go down the road (Güterweg) and at the first house, Weingut Bracher, turn right up (Güterweg) and cross the Pluris vineyard. After a big loop we come to a fork where we continue uphill to the right. At the next intersection we turn left and enter Ried Hartberg. We cross the vineyard and leave the asphalted road at a right turn and continue straight ahead. We reach a goods road again and turn left. After a few minutes we turn right off the road and walk through the Gasslreith vineyard. We go a small right loop and then downhill to the Güterweg Radlbach. When we reach this, we turn left and after a few hundred metres we reach the Radlbach district - with its Gothic houses. At the end of Radlbach we reach a crossroad and turn left. At the next crossroads turn left and immediately right again into the Hinterweg. Slightly downhill, with a beautiful view towards Singerriedel, we come back to the castle, turn right and reach the Spitzer Kirchenplatz.

 

Starting point of the tour

Spitz, Kirchenplatz

Destination point of the tour

Spitz, Kirchenplatz

Route description Wine hiking trail Spitz

We start at the baroque Spitzer Kirchenplatz. Opposite the Gasthaus Mariandl is the start sign with the first signpost, the quality wine bottle. We turn to the left and right at Schloss Spitz, walk through an archway and pass the castle car park. At the end of the street we already reach the Spitzer Weinrieden, the shooting range (information board), and turn right. After about 200 m we reach the Trutschplatz (information board) and turn left into the Rote-Tor-Gasse. At the next junction we turn right, directly into the vineyard (Rieden Achspoint and Hochrain): Before us lies the legendary Singerriedel vineyard. At the end of the path we go left, directly up to the Red Gate, a fantastic viewpoint and last rest of the Spitzer "village wall". In front of the gate (do not go through) we go down the road (Güterweg) and at the first house, Weingut Bracher, turn right up (Güterweg) and cross the Pluris vineyard. After a big loop we come to a fork where we continue uphill to the right. At the next intersection we turn left and enter Ried Hartberg. We cross the vineyard and leave the asphalted road at a right turn and continue straight ahead. We reach a goods road again and turn left. After a few minutes we turn right off the road and walk through the Gasslreith vineyard. We go a small right loop and then downhill to the Güterweg Radlbach. When we reach this, we turn left and after a few hundred metres we reach the Radlbach district - with its Gothic houses. At the end of Radlbach we reach a crossroad and turn left. At the next crossroads turn left and immediately right again into the Hinterweg. Slightly downhill, with a beautiful view towards Singerriedel, we come back to the castle, turn right and reach the Spitzer Kirchenplatz.

 

Directions

A1 to Melk and via the B3 to Spitz or via the S5 or S33 to Krems and via the B3 to Spitz.

 

Parking

Donaulände, railway station or Spitz Castle

 

Spitz can be reached with the bus line WL1 every hour from the train stations Melk and Krems, timetables: www.vor.at . Further arrival and departure possibilities: Wachaubahn www.noevog.at  or the Danube boat trip www.brandner.at  ; www.ddsg-blue-danube.at

 

More info/links

The printed brochure on the wine trail is available at the Spitz tourist information office. Tourism information Spitz, Mittergasse 3a
3620 Spitz a. d. Donau - at the Donaulände B3, T: +43(2713)2363, F: +43(2713)2988,  www.spitz-wachau.com .

 

Equipment

Hiking boots, rainproof clothing, drinking water, hiking map Wachau, Heurigen calendar. You will find a list of equipment on  www.welterbesteig.at  under the category service/tips.

 

Safety information

Most of the way leads along easily accessible paths (goods roads), but a few times you cross the vineyards directly. Solid footwear is therefore recommended. Emergency call mountain rescue Wachau: 140

 

Author's tip

Schifffahrtsmuseum Spitz Ruin Hinterhaus, historical shop. In Spitz there are almost 30 wine taverns. With the new app "My Wachau" of Vinea Wachau you will get in formation about wineries, wine tavern opening hours and the vineyards.

 

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