Walk the vineyards of Wachau

incl. free day ticket - Mobil in der Wachau

As low as € 499,- per person in a double room Request offer Offer availability

39.7 kilometres and 1,237 m difference in altitude in 3 days

The Wachau World Heritage Trail combines everything that makes this UNESCO world heritage region so unique: picturesque villages, historic cultural assets and stunning scenery. The 5-day hiking tour takes you along the Wachau World Heritage Trail from Krems and Weißenkirchen to Spitz. Choice of accommodation also includes 4-star hotels.

The hosts provide a snack along the way and the transport of luggage to the next accommodation.

Day 1 – Arrival
Individual arrival, night incl. breakfast in Krems.

Day 2 – Krems – Dürnstein (world heritage trail section 1)
Path length 12.5 km – walking time 4.5 hrs
Accompanied by stunning views of the Danube this popular section leads from the medieval town centre of Krems through Wachau’s vineyards and a forest to picturesque Dürnstein (no major ascents).
Night incl. breakfast in Dürnstein.

Day 3 – Dürnstein – Weißenkirchen (world heritage trail section 2)
Path length 16.7 km – walking time 6 hrs
With the prospect of marvellous views and fascinating history the hike leads you from Dürnstein through vineyards and across a panoramic high-altitude path to the winegrowing town of Weißenkirchen.
Night incl. breakfast in Weißenkirchen.

Day 4 – Weißenkirchen – Spitz (world heritage trail section 3)
Path length 10.5 km – walking time 3.5 hrs
This path takes you through the heart of Wachau’s vineyards with typical stone terraces and well- known vineyards high above the Danube from Weißenkirchen to Spitz. Here tired hikers can look forward to a wine tasting.
Night incl. breakfast in Spitz.

Day 5 – Boat trip and return home
After breakfast, return to Krems by boat. Only then will you realise the distance you have covered in the past few days and enjoy the view of Wachau from the water.


  • 4 x nights incl. breakfast in select B&Bs/hotels
  • 3 x snacks with regional produce 
  • 4 x luggage transport to accommodation (1 item of luggage per person)
  • 1 x wine sampling of 3 wines
  • 1 x boat trip from Spitz to Krems (single journey)
  • 1 x hiking documents

Not included and to be paid locally:

  • Accommodation tax (for adults aged 15 years plus)
  • If arriving by car, there will be parking charges in Krems.

Public transport:
Mobil in der Wachau
We recommend travelling here by public transport. Krems is easily accessible by train.

Book: from 1 person – price for single room on request

Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, A-3620 Spitz an der Donau, Schlossgasse 3, GISA number: 13091941. Terms and conditions of business of Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH apply, available on www.donau.com/impressum.

Prices are without taxation. Read more: www.niederoesterreich.at/taxen

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  • Bookable from 04/12/2024 to 10/29/2024

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