Weissenkirchen in der Wachau

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Explore scenic hiking and cycling trails along the Danube and sample some of Austria’s finest wines at this picturesque winemaking region, home of riesling.

Weissenkirchen in der Wachau is a quaint Austrian village nestled beside the Danube River in between rolling, green hills covered in vineyards and dense forest. The town is named after its white church, which provided both protection and a place of worship for the villagers in medieval times. The picturesque Wachau Valley has been a winemakers’ paradise for over 2,000 years and Weissenkirchen in der Wachau is the perfect destination to experience this tradition.

The 14th-century Gothic church has become an icon of the village since its fortifications protected the region from invaders in the 16th century. Visit the church to admire its Gothic and Baroque styling and artworks. Stop by the Wachaumuseum in the heritage Teisenhoferhof building to learn about the region’s winemaking history and the cultures that have developed around it. This building also hosts exhibitions and performances throughout the year.

Sample some of the region’s finest vintages at a Heuriger, a traditional Austrian wine tavern. The riesling grape variety originated in this part of the Wachau, so speak with your vintner about traditional tasting notes and learn about the wine’s history. Enquire with local wineries and vineyards about special tours so you can see the entire process from grape to glass.

Explore Weissenkirchen in der Wachau’s beautiful surroundings on hiking and cycling trails that run along the Danube. Book a boat tour or ride the historic ferry that runs between Weissenkirchen and St. Lorenz on the river’s opposite bank. Discover the area’s stunning scenery from the Danube or go for a swim in the clear Wachau Valley waters.

Weissenkirchen in der Wachau is located in the Krems-Land district of Lower Austria. Reach the village by car or catch a regional train to Krems and then a local bus for approximately 25 minutes to Weissenkirchen. Weissenkirchen is a picturesque village year-round, with green countryside throughout the warmer months, a magnificently colourful autumn and pristine snowfall in winter.

Hotel-Restaurant Kirchenwirt Wachau
Hotel-Restaurant Kirchenwirt Wachau
4 out of 5
Kremser Str. 17, Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, Niederösterreich, 3610
The price is Rs14,150 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Weissenkirchen in der Wachau. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Stifskirche and Burgruine ...
3/5 (1 review)
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Reviewed on 29 Sep 2021

Hotel-Restaurant Kirchenwirt Wachau
Weinquadrat - Guest House
Weinquadrat - Guest House
Landstrasse 238, Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, Lower Austria, 3610
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Weissenkirchen in der Wachau. Enjoy free parking, WiFi and a garden. Popular attractions Stifskirche and Burgruine are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Great stay in the Wachau Valley
"The folks whose hotel this is truly know the hospitality biz."

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2012

Weinquadrat - Guest House
Renaissancehotel Raffelsberger Hof
Renaissancehotel Raffelsberger Hof
4 out of 5
Freisingerpl, Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, Niederösterreich, 3610
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Weissenkirchen in der Wachau. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Stifskirche and Burgruine are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Altes Gebäude mit viel Charme"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Renaissancehotel Raffelsberger Hof
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GOLDEN STAR - Premium Apartments
GOLDEN STAR - Premium Apartments
4 out of 5
Sterngasse 17, Melk, 3390
The price is Rs6,368 per night from 11 Sep to 12 Sep
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Melk. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Melk Abbey and Schloss Schallaburg are located nearby. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
Centrally located in Melk
"Clean, well kept, and convenient location in Melk. Summer travelers beware, no AC but it usually cools off at night. It would have been a little nicer if a fan were provided."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

GOLDEN STAR - Premium Apartments
Deluxe Apartment With Parking and Office Next to the City Park
Deluxe Apartment With Parking and Office Next to the City Park
Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria
The price is Rs27,413 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this business-friendly property in Krems an der Donau. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. Popular attractions Steiner Tor and Kloster UND are ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Great location and very spacious, close to many restaurants"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

Deluxe Apartment With Parking and Office Next to the City Park
Wachau-Living
Wachau-Living
5 out of 5
Dürnstein 82, Durnstein, 3601
The price is Rs14,396 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury apartment in Durnstein. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Stifskirche and Burgruine are located nearby. ...
No reviews
"Great place, well-appointed. Beautiful scenery and surroundings."

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2022

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