Wachau World Heritage Trail: From Aggsbach Markt to Emmersdorf
This stage of the Wachau World Heritage Trail leads you from Aggsbach Markt all the way to Emmersdorf. On pitcturesque ways you walk via Edelberg (hill) to a plateau named „Bärenreut“, where you get great views of the surrounding area. Via Zintring and Felbring you reach the ruin of Gossam and afterwards you follow the historic postman‘s track (Brieftägersteig) to Mödelsdorf. On an old trade route the way leads you into the Renaissance village Emmersdorf at the Danube for a relaxed ending of the 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 „Best of Wachau“ members in Emmersdorf.
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.
You can find restaurants that are open year-round 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 and Emmersdorf
Getting thereHighway A1 until exit Melk, following B3a and B3 to Aggsbach Markt or Emmersdorf.
ParkingPossible in Aggsbach Markt at the campsite or the parking lot in front of the Venussaal (event hall), in Emmersdorf at the parking lot oft he landing-stage.
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.