Domäne Wachau

The Danube Valley

If you're intent on tasting the best of what the Wachau has to offer, it's a good idea to do a broad range of vineyards, from the innovative family-run operations to the big boys like Domäne Wachau, one of the region's most well-known producers internationally. A large, modern tasting room is set back from the river and staffed by an army of keen young assistants. It also stocks some nice local food products if wine's not your thing.

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Nearby The Danube Valley attractions

1. Chorherrenstift


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2. Kuenringerburg

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Kuenringerburg, the castle high on the hill above the town, is where Richard the Lionheart was incarcerated from 1192 to 1193. His crime was insulting…

3. Schürerplatz

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Stein's lovely square with the baroque Mazzettihaus at its centre.

4. Rathausplatz


Stein's pretty and impressive central square: look for the 18th-century Steinerathaus.

5. Weissenkirchen Parish Church

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This 15th-century Gothic church sits on a hilltop overlooking the town; its front doors are approached along a labyrinth of covered pathways. Look out for…

6. Wachau Museum

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Directly below the church, the tiny, pretty Wachau Museum showcases artists of the Danube School.

7. Forum Frohner

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Part of Krems' Kunsthalle network, this contemporary white cube is named after the artist Adolf Frohner and is housed in the former Minorite monastery. It…

8. Kunsthalle Krems


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