Come and discover the cultural landscape of the Wachau during the Wachau Weinfrühling, visit over 100 Vinea wineries and taste the 2018 vintage with us!
Another reason for visiting the Wachau Weinfrühling are the 29 wineries from Burgenland, who bring a selection of their wines with them to the Weinfrühling and present them at Vinea wineries.
Entry fee: € 25.00 per person
The entry wristband is available at all participating wineries, selected partners and in advance at the Vinea Wachau office.
It entitles wearers to taste the wines offered and to use the Wachau buses, the Wachau train and the Danube ferries on both event days!
Information on the Wine Spring 2019
On the evening of the first tasting day, winemakers and guests are invited to a convivial evening of wine and music at Schloss Spitz. The band „Schilfgürtel“ will be providing the atmosphere and playing a session, a selection of hot and cold dishes will be prepared by Harry's Gastrotainment.
Start: 6 pm
End of event: 1 am
Entry fee: €15,-- (including 2 wine tickets)
Advice for your trip to the Steinfeder-Night:
Special train from Krems/Donau to Spitz/Donau Krems a./d. Donau: 18:44 | Krems Campus-Kunstmeile: 18:47 | Stein-Mautern: 18:50 | Unterloiben: 18:54 | Dürnstein-Oberloiben 18:57 | Weißenkirchen i./d. Wachau: 19:04 | Wösendorf-Joching: 19:06 | Spitz a./d. Donau: 19:12
Please reserve seats +43 2742 360 990 - 99 oder info(at)noevog.at
Advice for your trip home:
At 11 pm and 1 am there will be a shuttle bus service from the train station in Spitz to the train station in Krems. At midnight there will be a shuttle bus service from Spitz train station to Melk. It will be possible to get off at destinations along the way. Please contact the driver regarding this. Tickets will only be sold at the Steinfeder Night and will be priced at € 5.00 per person. Places are limited!
Frequently asked questions on the Wachau Weinfrühling
What does a Wachau Weinfrühling visit involve?
Wachau Weinfrühling visits are very straightforward. A list of participating wineries is included in the Weinfrühling flyer, which is published annually. The listed wineries are open for visits between 10 am and 6 pm on both days of the event. Booking is not required.
The listed wineries are open for visits between 10 am and 6 pm on both days of the event. The exact details of what is on offer and how the tasting takes place depends on the winery, but all wineries will provide an opportunity to taste several wines from the current vintage.
Where can I get the Wachau Weinfrühling flyer?
The Weinfrühling flyer is available to download here upon release; it is also available at participating wineries, tourist information points and a large number of hotels and restaurants in the Wachau.
What is the best way of getting to the wineries during the Weinfrühling?
Many wineries are located within walking distance of the individual village centres. The addresses are shown on the Weinfrühling flyer. The locations are also easy to find at www.mywachau.at, and on the myWachau mobile app.
The Wachau wine sector is structured on a very small scale, and we therefore ask for your understanding for the fact that most of the wineries only have limited space, meaning that travel groups of more than 10 people may not all be able to sit down at the same time.
Questions on the Wachau Weinfrühling wristband
How much does it cost to participate in the Wachau Weinfrühling?
Taking part costs € 25.00 per person.
What benefits are associated with the entry wristband?
The entry wristband, which is available at all participating wineries, entitles wearers to taste the wines offered. It also allows wearers to use the Wachau Line buses between Krems and Melk (WL1, WL2 and WL5), the Wachau train and the Danube ferry in Dürnstein (bicycle ferry), Weißenkirchen (car ferry) and Spitz (car ferry).
Where are the entry wristbands available from?
The entry wristbands are available at all wineries listed in the Weinfrühling flyer. There are also selected marketing partners from whom the wristbands are available.
You can find a list of all trade partners here. This is constantly updated.
You can buy the entry wristband on board of the Wachau-Bahn (Wachau train).
Tel.: 02742/360 990-99
Spitz an der Donau Tourist Information
3620 Spitz an der Donau
Tel.: +43 2713 2363
Opening times: Sat, May 4th: 9 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm; Sun, May 5th: closed
Wachau Info Center
Kremser Straße 5
Tel.: +43 2752 51160
Opening times: Sat, May 4th 9:30 am - 6 pm; Sun, May 5th: 9:30am to 4 pm
City of Krems Tourist Information
3500 Krems an der Donau
Tel.: +43 2732 82676
Opening times: Sat, May 4th: 11 am - 6 pm; Sun, May 5th: 11 am - 4 pm
Vinea Wachau presales
You have the option of ordering an entry wristband in advance directly from the Vinea Wachau office. For timely processing, and in view of the shipping method, orders will need to be sent in writing to office(at)vinea-wachau.at by April 24th 2019 at the latest. Payment in advance is required.
Travel by bus at the Wachau Wine Spring
NEW: Buses all 30 minutes!
At the wine spring weekend you can use the Wachau buses for free upon showing the wristband.
Additional to the regular buses, special buses commute between Krems and Spitz (WL1), Krems and Oberarnsdorf (WL2), and Spitz Hinterhaus and Mühldorf (WL5). This shortens the maximum waiting time to 30 minutes.
Please find the bus schedule for the wine spring weekend (german only)
WL1 Krems/Donau - Spitz/Donau - Melk | Melk - Spitz/Donau - Krems/Donau
WL2 Krems/Donau - Oberarnsdorf - Melk | Melk - Oberarnsdorf - Krems/Donau
WL5 Spitz Hinterhaus (Kreisverkehr) - Mühldorf | Mühldorf - Spitz Hinterhaus (Kreisverkehr)
The Wachau railway runs along the North bank between Krems and Melk and is a special experience. For part of the time, the line runs past open views of the vineyards and then goes into tunnels hewn into the solid rock face, making this a particularly atmospheric way of experiencing this World Heritage Site.
Upon showing the Wine Spring wristband you can use the Wachau train for free on May 4th and 5th.
We recommend to make a seat reservation: +43 2742 360 990 - 99 or info(at)noevog.at
Upon showing your wine spring wristband you can use all three Danube ferries for free on May 4th and 5th
Schedule on May 4th and 5th 2019:
Cable ferry Spitz - Arnsdorf:
8:15 – 19:15
(for cars, bycycles and travellers)
Cable ferry Weißenkirchen - St. Lorenz:
9:00 – 18:00
(for cars, bycycles and travellers)
Motorised ferry Dürnstein-Rossatz:
9:30 – 18:00
(for bycycles and travellers only)
Due to the low capacities please be aware that longer waiting times may occur!
Getting there and using public transport
Arriving by train
The city of Krems can be reached by direct train from Vienna on the Franz Josef Railway – travel time 1 hour. Via St. Pölten, Krems is also connected with the Western railway – travel time approx. 35 minutes.
The city of Melk is on the Western Railway. See timetable on
The Wachau Linien buses between Krems and Melk run at hourly intervals on the north bank (Dürnstein, Weißenkirchen, Spitz) and at two-hourly intervals on the south bank (Mautern, Rossatz, Arnsdorf). See also the item “Travelling by bus and ferry at the Wachau Weinfrühling”.
www.vor.at or +43 810 22 23 24.
Arriving by car
Coming from Vienna: S5 to Krems or onwards on the B3 towards Melk. Coming from St. Pölten: S33 to Krems or onwards on the B3 towards Melk. Coming from Linz: A1 to Melk then on the B3 towards Krems, or A1 to St. Pölten then the S33 to Krems or onwards on the B3 towards Melk. Arriving from Graz: A2 towards Vienna, the A21 towards St. Pölten and onwards on the S33 to Krems. Whilst travel by car has some advantages, please note that some wineries only have limited parking available and that the historic town centres have very narrow streets, where a lot of reversing is required.
The Danube Cycle Path in the Wachau is very popular all year round. Exploring the Wachau by bicycle is very flexible, either on your own machine or with a rental.
The Wachau railway runs along the North bank between Krems and Melk and is a special experience. For part of the time, the line runs past open views of the vineyards and then goes into tunnels hewn into the solid rock face, making this a particularly atmospheric way of experiencing this World Heritage Site. Please see www.noevog.at for timetables and other information
Danube boat cruises
Visiting the Wachau by boat is one of the most beautiful ways of experiencing this World Heritage Site. Many offers are available, and they can be combined with excursions to tourist destinations or culinary experiences. See
What is the best way to find accommodation during the Wachau Weinfrühling?
The Wachau Weinfrühling is one of the weekends with the most demand of any the whole year, and many regular visitors book a place to stay well in advance. You are thus strongly urged to reserve accommodation as early as possible. Click here for the online accommodation finder hosted by Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus.
Restaurants and Heuriger wine taverns
To find culinary delights, one need not look far in the Wachau region. Travelling along the Danube, visitors will discover several of Austria’s most celebrated restaurants, in addition to refined country-style cuisine and the Heuriger specialities. Whatever the dining choice, Wachau wine will be in abundant supply. Especially when travelling in a group, we also recommend in this case to make a reservation in advance. You will find a list of country inns and restaurants on our website under myWachau.