Experience the Wachau in autumn

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House in the Wachau vineyards in autumn

Enjoy the Wachau in autumn

A holiday in the Wachau Autumn is an experience for the senses. This section of the Danube valley has impressed us with its steep slopes that rise above the Danube. Experiencing the Wachau in autumn is an experience. On the southern slopes in the western part of the Wachau the sun shines on stone terraces on which wine varieties such as Riesling, Grüner Veltliner or Neuburger Smaragd thrive. The vineyards change color. winemaker decorate their vinotheques autumnal. We had in Burgenland already experienced the autumn colors of the vines. So we decided to drive through Lower Austria a detour to Germany through the Wachau im Weinviertel close. We wanted us on this one Wine journey through Austria see what it looks like in the Wachau in Indian summer. These photos show how well it is worth it.




Autumn afternoon on the Danube
Autumn afternoon on the Danube


The Wachau in autumn on a road trip along the Danube

You can do as we do and enjoy the Wachau in autumn on a drive along the Danube. Take your time. Enjoy the foliage colors of the forests and vineyards. These shine in warm colors at this time of year. Autumn in the Wachau is a time when you can enjoy the region, its hiking trails and restaurants without the crowds.



Wachau vineyards in autumn
Wachau vineyards in autumn

Winegrowers prepare the Wachau vineyards for winter in autumn

Take a break at one of the Wachau wineries. There you will learn interesting facts about the work of the winegrowers. Maybe you can peek over the shoulder of one or two of them as they prepare their vineyards for the winter months.


The castle in Dürnstein in autumn
The castle in Dürnstein in autumn


Enjoy the Wachau on a hike in autumn

Hiking in the Wachau in autumn is a special experience. There are many Walking, which lead through the steep slopes and the region along the Danube in all levels of difficulty. The best known is World Heritage Climb through the Wachau.


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Durnstein on the Danube
Durnstein on the Danube


The castles of the Wachau in autumn

Worthwhile hiking destinations are also the castles and castle ruins that are enthroned on the steep slopes above the Danube valley. You can reach most of them via hiking trails. Only a few can be reached by car. However, they are also nice to look at from a boat trip on the Danube. The Wachau in autumn offers many possibilities for excursions.


Aggstein Castle on the right bank of the Danube in the Wachau in autumn
Aggstein Castle on the right bank of the Danube in the Wachau in autumn


If you are planning a weekend break in the Wachau, we recommend it to you Garden hotel and winery Pfeffel in Dürnstein, which is surrounded by vineyards on the Danube.


Do you like to travel by motorhome?

– Do you want to rent a mobile home? Then you can find information here, for example, and booking options. Or would you rather stay overnight instead? roof tent on the car? In addition, the overnight stay in camping tents is possible.
– Be sure to check our packing list for camperswhether you have packed everything for your motorhome tour. Then you are ready for your wine weekend in Franconia.
- You want to know where to go with a motorhome stay in Europe Can you and are you looking for pitches and campsites? You can find information about this under this link.
– A campsite on the Danube in the Wachau is Wachau-Camping Rossatz, Rossatzbach 21, 3602 Rossatzbach, Austria. For example, you can stay there in one after a day trip Dutch Oven  or on the portable grill . You can also find Dutch oven accessories you can also find here.
- Why is a folding e-bike useful when camping?



Travel Arrangements:

Parking at the airport

Here you can reserve your parking space at the airport.

Arriving by plane, public transport or car

For example, book your journey here by flight, bus or train*. The nearest airport is Vienna Schwechat. From there you can then travel to the Wachau in autumn by rental car or public transport. Train stations are in Krems as well as in Melk.


The also runs from April to October Wachau railway

Car Rentals:

Cheap rental cars - book here! *


For example, book yours here Accommodation in the Wachau *
Stay overnight in one Winery in the Wachau, where you can intensively experience the Wachau in autumn


Wachau - Waldviertel, Weinviertel

Wachau Travel Guide:

The most comprehensive travel guide for the Nibelungengau, the Wachau, the Kremstal, the Weinviertel and the Waldviertel. Here you will find pretty much everything you need to know for a trip to the Wachau. There are also travel tips and information for the surrounding regions. This also makes excursions possible. The small hiking guide at the end of the travel guide also provides route suggestions for hikes with detailed hiking maps. The Wachau, Waldviertel, Weinviertel travel guide is the ideal reference work for a holiday in the Wachau. Order here*.

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Wachau in autumn
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Experience the Wachau in autumn

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.