Wachau World Heritage Trail: from Aggsbach Dorf to Hofarnsdorf
On wood and field tracks you walk from Aggsbach Dorf up to the ruin Aggstein and into the Dunkelsteinerwald. Via Monastery Maria Langegg with its worth seeing museum, library and frescoes you go on through Buchental (beech valley). A short safe and secured climbing section leads you to the „Hohen Stein“ (rock formation). Here you have one of the most beautiful view points in the Wachau. Continuing on downwards the way now leads through Buchental to the rest place „Glauberkreuz“ (cross) in the middle of the Arnsdorf vineyards. Soon after you reach ferry station Arrnsdorf-Spitz. From this point ist not far to the end of this tour at castle Hofarnsdorf.
The last rise up to „Hoher Stein“ is a climbing part, which is secured with ladders and ropes.
In 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 a „Best of Wachau“ member in Aggsbach Dorf.
Further opportunities for restaurants, taverns and cafes and opening hours:
Several restaurants are located in Aggsbach Dorf and Maria Langegg. Please note the shortened opening times of restaurants in winter. In Hofarnsdorf there is only one restaurant. Restaurant „Zur Wachau“ family Zeller which is closed from November 8th until March 20th. During the opening period the restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday. www.zeller-wachau.at; 0043(0)2714/8217
Restaurant Stumpfer in Schönbühel: Opening times are April, May, June, July, August, September and October from Thursday to Tuesday (Wednesday closed). December till March open from Thursday to Monday (Tuesday and Wednesday closed). Kitchen hours are: 11a.m. to 2:30p.m. and 6p.m. to 9p.m. (on Sunday only till 8p.m.). In November the restaurant is closed. www.stumpfer.com Tel: 0043(0)2752/8510
Restaurant/guesthouse „Domingo“, Aggsbach Dorf: open year round, warm food all day long (closed on Wednesday) Phone: 0043(0)2753/8353.
Restaurant/guesthouse „Zur Kartause“, Aggsbach Dorf: open from April to September (closed on Tuesday) www.gasthof-lechner.at; 0043(0)2753/8243.
Restaurant/guesthouse „Zur Post“, Aggsbach Dorf: March till November open daily except Monday. Sunday and public holiday warm food all day long. During winter time closed December, January and February. Phone: 0043(0)2753/8220
Restaurant/Hotel Residenz Wachau, Aggsbach Dorf: open from March 27th to October 31st, kitchen hours daily from 11a.m. to 9p.m. From November till January 5th only open on request with reservation (closed from January 5th till March 27th 2016) www.residenz-wachau.at; 0043(0)2753/8221.
Ruin Aggstein (also stamp station): is open from end of March till end of November. www.ruineaggstein.at; 0043(0)2753/82281
Wine taverns are located in Hofarnsdorf, Bacharnsdorf, Mitterarnsdorf and Oberarnsdorf. Several taverns are open during winter time. Please see the current calendar for opening hours (Heurigenkalender) at www.welterbesteig.at.
More opportunities for accommodation are in Aggsbach Dorf, Oberarnsdorf,Hofarnsdorf, Mitterarnsdorf and Bacharnsdorf.