Wachau

Austria

General info

The Wachau is not a place but a region between Melk and Krems on the Danube in Lower Austria. The region is best known for the beautiful Melk Abbey and the high quality wine culture and cuisine. For mountain biking, the Wachau is probably still an insider tip.

Possible sports

Location

The Wachau is the region between Melk and Krems and lies directly on the Danube. It is only about 80 kilometers away from Vienna.

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Latitude: 15.47501844133904
Longitude: 48.3899787953749

Spot Check

In addition to wine, apricots and Wachauer Weckerl, there is also a trail paradise to discover in the Wachau. Let yourself be surprised and immerse yourself in the culture of life and biking in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Weather

Bikers are welcomed in the Wachau region with consistent weather.

Weather during the travel period

The warmest month in the Wachau is July, with the temperature averaging 13°C.

Climate

The climate is described as continental.

Culture & Leisure

Besides biking, the region offers almost unlimited possibilities when culinary and cultural enthusiasm awaken in you.

Leisure offer

In addition to a variety of sightseeing options of castles, abbeys and palaces, as well as museums, boating and visiting nature and garden experiences are also very prominent in the Wachau.

Sightseeing attractions

Worth seeing is definitely the baroque Melk Abbey, which is known worldwide and offers a wide variety of thematic focuses and tours for visitors. The monastery park is also beautiful and invites you to linger.

Culinary

If you look around on the Wachau website, you will quite quickly discover a search function to find Heurige and vintners. The huge number of culinary establishments, vinotheques and small markets with regional products offers an experience of a special kind. You should definitely take your time for this.

Lifestyle & Tips

Be sure to get a snack in one of the typical "Heurigen" and enjoy a glass of wine with it.

Country info

The Wachau is located in Lower Austria. The usual, Austrian customs and traditions apply.

Currency

Euro

Language

German

Travel documents

Passport, if not from Austria
Covid documents, if applicable

Customs and rules

With a "Servus" as a greeting you are always right here. It is customary to tip in restaurants, cabs and other service areas. If you did not grow up in Austria, you may be surprised by the Austrian or Styrian dialect.

Security

The Wachau is a very safe place. Nevertheless, when there are large gatherings of people, you should watch out for pickpockets.

Population

Krems on the Danube (Wachau) 23,898

Religions

The following of the Roman Catholic Church is largest in Styria.

Politics

Austria is a democratic republic, which means that the people elect their representatives.

Our trips to this destination

Whether windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing or wakeboarding: Together with you we plan and design your individual surf course to learn to surf, your surf camp to improve your skills or your personal surf trip to experience your passion for the water with all your senses.