Around 7 kilometers distance between Maria Laach (Jauerling plateau) with its meadows and via estate „Schleinkhof“ down to Aggsbach Markt at the Danube for this stage.
Wachau World Heritage Trail: From Maria Laach to Aggsbach Markt
The gothic pilgrimage church of Maria Laach marks the beginning of this stage. Passing „Litzendorfer Kreuzstöckerl“ (wayside shrine)you walk to hamlet Litzendorf. In a big curve the way leads via the Jauerling plateau to secluded „Schleinkhof“ (stamp satation). After a short rise the way leads just down to the Danube valley to Aggsbach Markt, the end of your tour.
Safety informationIn case of an emergency call the mountain rescue Wachau: 140
Tips and hints
For restaurants and accommodation we recommend „Best of Wachau“ businesses: www.bestof-wachau.at . You find one „Best of Wachau“ member in Maria Laach.
Further opportunities for restaurants, taverns and cafes and opening hours:
Restaurant „Zum Kranz“ in Aggsbach Markt: end of April till end of October open daily except Monday. Closed during winter, Phone: 0043(0)2712/210.
Cafe&Pub Donauwelle (Danubewave) in Aggsbach Markt: open year-round from Monday to Sunday. (Phone 0043(0)2712/373)
The stamp station is located in Felbring.
Restaurants that are open year-round you can find in Emmersdorf.
The only tavern in Aggsbach Markt: Family Kurz (Phone: 0043(0)676/4730729).
In the small village of Willendorf there is also the tavern of Rudof Schrutz (Phone: 0043(0)2712/543).
Please see the current calendar for opening hours (Heurigenkalender) at www.welterbesteig.at .
More opportunities for accommodation are in Aggsbach Markt.
Getting thereHighway A1 until exit Melk, following B3 to Maria Laach or Aggsbach Markt.
ParkingIn the center of Maria Laach or in Aggsbach Markt at the campsite or the parking lot in front of the Venussaal (event hall).
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.
Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.