From Mühdorf to Maria Laach you are walking through a beautiful landscape in nature park Jauerling the highest mountain in the Danube area. Wonderful scenic views, the highest vineyards and the nature park house including the Wachau terrace, make this tour to an unforgettable experience.
Wachau World Heritage Trail: from Mühldorf to Maria Laach (nature park Jauerling-Wachau)
The tour from Mühldorf to Maria Laach leads you via the hill Trenning (628m) and the highest vineyard of Lawer Austria (vineyard Trenning) to the highest summit in the Danube area called the Jauerling (960m). Walking into the landscape of nature park Jauerling-Wachau you experience majestic views from the nature park house in 915m height. Via the Jauerling plateau and passing the hamlets Gießhübl (with defense yard), Zeißing (with water castle and ruin) and Weinberg, you reach the pilgrimage village Maria Laach with its gothic sanctuary and the farmers‘ market.
Farmers market in Maria Laach: The farmers of Jauerling region offer their specialties every Saturday in the Kerblerhaus (shop) at the market square from 9a.m. to 3p.m. (Phone: 0043(0)2712/531).
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 on www.welterbesteig.at section service/tips.
For restaurants and accommodation we recommend „Best of Wachau“ businesses: www.bestof-wachau.at. You find „Best of Wachau“ members in Mühldorf and Maria Laach.
Further opportunities for restaurants, taverns and cafes and opening hours:
Nature park house including Wachau terrace: summer season May 1st until October 31st open from Thursday-Tuesday (closed on Wednesday), winter season Nov. 1st until April 30th open from Thursday –Sunday (closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). www.naturpark-jauerling.at ; Phone: 0043(0)2713/30017
In Mühldorf both restaurants (Gasthaus Siebenhandl, www.7handl.at; 0043(0)2713/8257, and Gasthaus Busch/Niederranna, 0043(0)2713/8201) are closed. Exception: In July,August and September Gasthaus Siebenhandl opens also on Mondays.
During winter time only restaurant „Zur Weißen Rose“ (Family Busch) at the market square is open in Maria Laach. (www.weisse-rose.cc; 0043(0)2712/8271, closed on Mondays.
Restaurant and Hotel „Grüner Baum“ in Maria Laach opens daily from April to October. (www.beim-ringl.at; 0043(0)2712/8303 closed during winter season.
Highway A1 until exit Melk, following B3 and B217 to Mühldorf or Maria Laach.
At the center of Mühldorf or Maria Laach.