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The Wachau is a region which straddles the banks of the Danube, rich in history and blessed with a mild climate and outstanding wines. This UNESCO cultural heritage site is a magical holiday destination throughout every season.

Gently rolling hills striped with vineyards, the medieval character of the villages and the picturesque banks of the Danube combine to a delightful whole in the Wachau region of the Danube District in Lower Austria. The mild climate, influenced by the river valley, sunny wine slopes and the special geology mean that excellent wine is produced here, appreciated by wine connoisseurs all over the world.

What's more, along the 33km stretch of the Danube from Melk to Krems there is a wealth of historic buildings to be visited. The Wachau also boasts plenty of eateries where you can enjoy top quality regional cooking at reasonable prices, promising a delicious balance of local ingredients and creative flair.

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