Holidays Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal

Lower Austria: Holidays to remember

The Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal area is packed with cultural treasures, unspoiled landscapes of outstanding natural charm, and culinary highlights. In 2000 Wachau was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Nature and culture combine to make an attractive offering for visitors at any time of the year. Lovely Nibelungengau valley, from Ybbs to Melk, is steeped in history and has its own, distinctive charm. It was named after the famous Nibelungenlied poem. Kremstal adds to the region’s popularity with lovely Krems, a center of wine-growing with a varied offering in terms of food and events.

Summer in the Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal area

Walking, cycling, sightseeing and tasting highly celebrated wines – a summer holiday in the Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal area combines sports and activities with a varied history and old traditions as well as exclusive culinary delights to satisfy even the most discerning traveler. When it comes to recreational facilities, the region has something in store for everyone. A boat trip on the River Danube, for instance, allows visitors to discover the beauty of this part of Lower Austria from a different perspective. Another fabulous way of exploring the area at your own pace is cycling along the scenic Donauradweg bicycle trail.

Outdoor enthusiasts may combine nature experience with a walk on historic routes, such as the Welterbesteig or the Way of St James pilgrimage trail. When on holiday in the Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal region do not miss out on the varied offering in terms of fine food and beverages. Many of the world’s best wines, among them white wines from Wachau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and premium wines from Kremstal, are produced here and can be enjoyed in the course of wine tasting events or sociable wine festivals.

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Cycling Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal

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  • In the marvelous Wachau-­Nibelungengau­-Kremstal holiday region cyclists can look forward to splendid landscapes, culture treasures and culinary delights in a row. Here you discover the world-famous Danube cycleway, one of Europe's most beautiful cycle routes covering a total length of 1200 kilometers.
  • But there are heaps of other breathtaking trails, for example the finding place of "Willendorf's Venus". After an interesting visit to the "Venusium" you can head towards the wonderful Stift Melk monastery and enjoy your way back on a fantastic Danube river boat.
  • The automated and comfy "nextbike" bicycle hire system is available within the Wachau­-Nibelungengau­-Kremstal holiday region offering many rental stations.

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Lower Austria: Winter pleasures and fine food

A winter break in the Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal region creates memories to last a lifetime. Lovely Lower Austria boasts a varied culinary offering and popular winter sports, such as skiing in the Jauerling ski area. The towns and villages along the River Danube are known not only for their extensive range of local specialties, but also for wines of premium quality from the Wachau and Kremstal areas. After an active day out walking or pursuing other winter sports there is nothing to beat a fine meal made of the best of local delights. In addition, there are innumerable cultural highlights and treasures to be discovered. The town of Krems, for instance, was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites back in the year 2000, and is definitely worth visiting.

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At its southern border, the Wachau valley starts with the impressive silhouette of the Abbey of Melk. UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape, internationally renowned wine growing area, garden of the senses and one of the most beautiful riverine landscapes of Europe. A rich history, extraordinary art and cultural treasures and outstanding pleasures as well as the picturesque sceneries guarantee to fascinate visitors from all over.

Countless offers designed to meet the appetite of bon vivants: Top league gourmet temples, some of the best of Austria, excellent restaurants, traditional wine taverns - here, you can be sure to choose from the best!

Like almost nowhere else, you can combine many different options: cycling, visiting some of the top excursions targets, stop at a Heurigen, inn or restaurant and savour regional delights. Those who prefer to take a walk will find themselves strolling through sunny vineyards, cool forest roads and traditional cellar lanes.

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Donau-Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
Region Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal
Schlossgasse 3
3620 Spitz an der Donau, Austria