With its medieval castle ruins and wild and romantic vineyards, the Wachau region is one of the most impressive landscapes at the heart of Austria.
This section of the Danube, stretching along 36 kilometres, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site of "extraordinary and universal value".
The Benedictine abbey in Melk is one of Europe's most beautiful integrated baroque ensembles. Exciting museum rooms, magnificent ceremonial rooms such as the marble hall or the library, an unforgettable view of the Danube valley and the high baroque abbey church await the curious visitors. From May through October, the abbey's park invites you to relax and enjoy the scenery. The panoramic terrace on the northern bastion offers expansive views of the park grounds, the abbey buildings and the surrounding landscape.
Shift your perspective. Because only aboard a ship you can truly experience the entirety of the Wachau.
During the leisurely cruise, you can sit back and enjoy the view of the natural and cultural beauty along both shores. Relax, while you travel through the World Heritage Site aboard one of the boats operated by BRANDNER Schifffahrt or DDSG Blue Danube.
Last but not least, the Wachau stands for excellent wines. Enjoy a little wine tasting aboard the boat, as you slowly cruise down the river.
- ÖBB train ride 2nd class from Vienna and back
- Ship fare from Melk to Krems or vice versa (BRANDNER Schiffahrt or DDSG Blue Danube)
- Entrance to Melk Abbey
The Wachau also stands as a symbol for its excellent wines. Enjoy a small wine-tasting on board during the boat ride.
The combined ticket is valid for 4 days(for a single outward and return journey).
Please note: Limited cruise timings from 16th to 30th April 2016 and from 03rd to 26th October 2016! Kindly enquire about the scheule before buying the Wachau tickets!
It is also possible to interrupt your boat trip at Spitz or Dürnstein and continue your journey at a later point, the same day. Please just inform the crew befor you go ashore.
Booking options: all ÖBB ticket counters, at the ÖBB ticket vending machines, at the ÖBB travel agencies, the ÖBB customer service +43 (0)5 1717-3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For bookings from abroad, we recommend the ÖBB customer service at +43 (0)5 1717-3 or email@example.com, in particular for rail passengers (tickets are sent by mail (mail charges € 5,-) – bookings must be made in due time!).
Price examples & infoPrice examples:
|Travel suggestions from Vienna|
|individual tour through Stift Melk|
|13:45, 13:50||dep||Melk Schiffsstation M||arr||13:00, 13:20|
|15:30, 15:30||arr||Krems Schiffsstation M||dep||10:10, 10:15|
|16.04.-26.10.2016||Adult||Children 6<15 yrs.|
Children below the age of 6 are free