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 colorful 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
Situated in Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wachau and within 6 miles (10 km) of Stifskirche and Burgruine. Kunst Halle ...
3/5 (1 review)
"Unsere Unterkunft lag ca.250 Meter vom Haupthaus entfernt. Der Weg war steil und gefährlich.Wir mussten den Weg drei mal am Tag laufen.Durften dabei aber nichts vergessen.Unser Parkplatz lag unterhalb vom Haupthaus.Bei der Buchung war das nicht zu sehen. Glück hatten wir noch das es nicht geregnet ..."

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Hotel-Restaurant Kirchenwirt Wachau
Renaissancehotel Raffelsberger Hof
Renaissancehotel Raffelsberger Hof
4 out of 5
Freisingerpl, Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, Niederösterreich
Situated in Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wachau and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Stifskirche. Burgruine and State Gallery of Lower ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Altes Gebäude mit viel Charme"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Renaissancehotel Raffelsberger Hof
Weinquadrat - Guest House
Weinquadrat - Guest House
Landstrasse 238, Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, Lower Austria
Situated in Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wachau and within 6 miles (10 km) of Stifskirche and Burgruine. Kunst Halle Krems ...
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

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4 out of 5
Sterngasse 17, Melk
The price is Rs5,035 per night from 19 Feb to 20 Feb
Located in the heart of Melk, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wachau and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Melk Abbey. Schloss Schallaburg and Burg Aggstein ...
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

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Wachau-Living
5 out of 5
Dürnstein 82, Durnstein
The price is Rs15,579 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Situated in Durnstein, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Wachau and Stifskirche. Burgruine is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.
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Apartments Haus Morgensonne
Apartments Haus Morgensonne
3 out of 5
Situated in Sitzenberg-Reidling, this apartment building is 6.2 mi (10 km) from Saurierpark and 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from Herzogenburg Priory. Die Garten Tulln and ...
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