Wachau Wine Spring 2024

The Wachau Wine Spring 2024 will take place on May 04th and 05th. We look forward to welcome you in the Wachau valley!


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 2023. The price per person is €30,--. The price includes usage of the Wachaubahn  train connection, the danube ferries and the bus system. 


Steinfeder Night 2024 at Schloss Spitz

On the Saturday evening, there will be a celebration of dance and music in Spitz. Three bars will be offering wines from Wachau and our guest regions and the festivities will be rounded off with culinary delights from Harry's Gastrotainment.

Entry fee: €20,-- (with Wine Spring Wristband: 2 vouchers for a glass of wine are included)
Available at the entrance of Schloss Spitz. Payment only in cash.


Start: 5.30 pm
End: 1 am

Advice for your journey: an additional Wachaubahn train connection was organized to travel back to Krems at night

Krems an der Donau 19:15 – Spitz an der Donau 19:45 
Krems an der Donau 22:15 – Spitz an der Donau 22:45

Spitz an der Donau 21:15 – Krems an der Donau 21:45 
Spitz an der Donau 23:15 – Krems an der Donau 23:45

Travelling by bus and ferry during the Wachau Weinfrühling

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

Wachau Linien
The 715, 718 and 720 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

Travel by train at the Wachau Weinfrühling
Included with the Weinfrühling Wristband

The Wachau railway runs along the North bank between Krems and Emmersdorf 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 Weinfrühling wristband you can use the Wachau train for free on May 04th and 05th.

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 May 04th and 05th. The fee does not include the transportation of cars and bicycles.

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

Cable ferry Weißenkirchen - St. Lorenz:
8:00 – 18:45
(for cars, bicycles and travellers)

Motorised ferry Dürnstein-Rossatz:
9:30 – 18:00
(for bicycles 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.