Introducing The Danube Valley
The Danube, which enters Lower Austria from the west near Ybbs and exits in the east near Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, carves a picturesque path through the province’s hills and fields. Austria’s most spectacular section of the Danube is the dramatic stretch of river between Krems an der Donau and Melk, known as the Wachau. Here the landscape is characterised by vineyards, forested slopes, wine-producing villages and imposing fortresses at nearly every bend. The Wachau is today a Unesco World Heritage site, due to its harmonious blend of natural and cultural beauty.
Tourismusverband Wachau Nibelungengau can help with information on the Wachau and its surrounds.
The Danube Valley destination guides
Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna
Spend a day away from Vienna to discover the picturesque Wachau Valley in the Austrian countryside on this small-group, fully guided tour. Satisfy your cravings with a delicious lunch at a traditional Heurige (wine tavern).
Blue Danube Cycle
Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna