The surrounding villages of Emmersdorf, unique panorama, the imperial castle Luberegg, and the Danube waterfronts are part of this 10 kilometer long tour from Emmersdorf to Melk (Melk abbey always in sight).
Wachau World Heritage Trail: From Emmersdorf to Melk
The first part oft he stage (Emmersdorf to Melk) leads you up to the village Rantenberg, where you get great panoramic views. Now you always walk downwards further on to castle Luberegg (tavern and restaurant) and also back to the Danube. On the isle Luberegg you will soon reach hydroelectric power station Melk, cross the Danube and enter “Löweninsel” (lion isle) and soon after the old part of Melk city.
At the beginning of Red Cross street a milk dispenser, daily filled with fresh milk, is located. Start your tour with a fresh glas of milk from the nature park region Jauerling-Wachau.
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 Emmersdorf and Melk.
Further opportunities for restaurants, taverns and cafes and opening hours:
Tavern Haferkast’n at castle Luberegg: daily from 4p.m., Saturday, Sunday and public holidays opening at 3p.m. (January, February and March closed). Info: www.pichler-wachau.com ; 0043(0)2752 /71777
Highway A1 until exit Melk, following B3 to Melk or B3 and B3a to Emmerdorf.
In Emmersdorf and also in Melk at the parking lot oft he landing stage.