On your walking tour from Dürnstein to Weißenkirchen almost 17 kilometers long you probably find the most popular ruin in Austria. Also including a wonderful rock and forest landscape around Dürnstein and great views as well as the famous wine terraces with vineyards named „Klaus“ and „Achleiten“.
Wachau World Heritage Trail: from Dürnstein to Weißenkirchen
From Dürnstein you walk to the most popular ruin of Austria, through a fascinating rock and forest landscape to the „Kanzel“ (pulpit shaped rock), one of the most beautiful lookout points of the Wachau. Through picturesque vinyards the way leads to the wine village Weißenkirchen with its impressing defense church.
Every evening at the time of the astronomic sunset you can listen to a short and fine sound installation which takes place at the ruin of Dürnstein.
Directly at the beginning of the stage, at the „Eselsteig“ donkey track in Dürnstein, Wachau saffron is displayed in a garden. This precious plant is blooming from October till November. www.crocus-austriacus.at
In case of an emergency call the mountain rescue Wachau: 140
Hiking boots, raincoat, enough to eat and drink, a trail map and maybe a list of open taverns. You can find an equipmentlist onwww.welterbesteig.at section service/tips.
Best of Wachau: The most famous and recommendable restaurants and accommodations in the Wachau „UNESCO-World-Heritage“ you find here at www.bestof-wachau.at.
Fesslhütte, Dürnsteiner Waldhütten (wood cabin with stamp station): summer season: April to October 31st:open Tuesday-Sunday. Winter opening times on request. Phone: 0043(0)2732/41277 or www.fesslhuette.at
Tavern and rest place Pomaßl, Weißenkirchner Schildhütten (cabin and stamp station): www.herbstzauber.at; +43(0)2711/286. Tavern is open in May and end of August until end of September. The rest place (water, soft drinks and wine) is always accessible located in the fridge underneath the stamp station.
You can find more information about restaurants and accommodation at www.welterbesteig.at.
Please note the shortened opening times of restaurants in Weißenkirchen in winter (Nov.-March). www.weissenkirchen-wachau.at
You can find taverns in Dürnstein, (Schildhütten stamp and rest station Pomaßl) and in Weißenkirchen. Several taverns are open during winter time. Please see the current calendar for opening hours (Heurigenkalender) at www.welterbesteig.at.
More accommodations are in Dürnstein, Schildhütten (Weingut Pomassl) and in Weißenkirchen.