Wachau Wine Autumn 2021, September 11th and 12th, 10 am to 6 pm

Come and discover the cultural landscape of the Wachau during the
Wachau Weinherbst, visit the participating Vinea wineries and taste the 2020 vintage with us!

The Wachau Wine Autumn will take place on September 11th an 12th.
Latest information regarding the event will be posted on this page. For accommodation reservations please contact the local tourism offices.

Wine Spring Wristband

The Wine Spring Wristband is avaliable at the wineries and partner organisations. 
With the Wine Spring Wristband all opend wineries can be visited from 10 am - 6 pm to taste the vintage 2020. The price per person is € 25,-.

Frequently asked questions on the Wachau Weinherbst

What does a Wachau Weinherbst visit involve?
Wachau Weinherbst visits are very straightforward. A list of participating wineries is included in the Weinherbst 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 Weinherbst flyer?
The Weinherbst flyer is available to download here




What is the best way of getting to the wineries during the Weinherbst ?
Many wineries are located within walking distance of the individual village centres. The addresses are shown on the Weinherbst flyer. The locations are also easy to find at www.mywachau.at.

Travel groups
The Wachau wine sector is structured on a very small scale, we therefore ask for your understanding for the fact that most of the wineries only have limited space. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the wineries have to limit the number of visitors per location, according to the conditions avaliable.

Safety measures
The wineries will ensure a conscientious organisation of the event by implementing different safety measures. Information regarding safety measures will be posted here. 

Travelling by bus and ferry during the Wachau Weinherbst

A partnership with the Eastern Region Transport Association (VOR) has been agreed, enabling the Wachau Linien buses and the Danube ferries to be used for free during the event weekend. 

Wachau Linien
The WL 1 to WL 7 Wachau Linien bus routes connect Melk to Krems on opposite banks of the river Danube and provide a regular service to all the towns, villages and hamlets in the Wachau. www.vor.at or +43 800 22 23 24

Please find the bus schedule for the wine spring weekend (german only)
715 Krems/Donau - Spitz/Donau - Melk | Melk - Spitz/Donau - Krems/Donau
720 Krems/Donau - Oberarnsdorf - Melk | Melk - Oberarnsdorf - Krems/Donau
718 Spitz Hinterhaus (Kreisverkehr) - Mühldorf | Mühldorf - Spitz Hinterhaus (Kreisverkehr)



The Spitz–Arnsdorf cable ferry runs all year round. Bicycle and car transport. May to September 6:15 am - 7:00 pm or 8:15 am– 8:00 pm; October 6:15 am-6:00 pm, on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 8:15 am - 6:00 pm;
The Weißenkirchen–St. Lorenzen cable ferry runs from March to October. Bicycle and car transport. Schedule: 9:00 am–11:45 am and 1:30 pm–6:30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays Continuous from 9:00 am-6:15 pm 
The Dürnstein – Rossatz motorised ferry runs from April to October. Bicycle transport. Schedule: May to September 9:30 am- 6:00 pm. June to August, Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 6:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Continuous from 9:00 am - 6:30 pm 


The best way to get from A to B
The “AnachB” (AtoB) route planner

Using the free VOR | AnachB route planner from the Eastern Region Transport Association (VOR), available as PC or mobile app, you can plan the best route using public transport, car or bicycle, or a combination of all three, from anywhere in Austria.

Travel by train at the Wachau Wine Autumn
Included with the Wine Autumn Wristband

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 Autumn wristband you can use the Wachau train for free on September 11th and 12th.

We recommend to make a seat reservation: +43 2742 360 990 - 1000 or info@niederoesterreichbahnen.at. 


Time schedule Wachau train (german only)

Danube ferries

Upon showing your wine spring wristband you can use all three Danube ferries for free on April 30th and May 1st.

Cable ferry Spitz - Arnsdorf:
8:15 – 19:30
(for cars, bycycles and travellers)

Cable ferry Weißenkirchen - St. Lorenz:
8:00 – 18:45
(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!

Food and accommodation

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.