Wachau Wine Spring 2024

The Wachau Wine Spring 2024 will take place on May 04th and 05th.


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,--.

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 the Wachau and the festivities will be rounded off with culinary delights from Harry's Gastrotainment.

Entry fee (including 2 vouchers for a glass of wine): €25,-- (with Wine Spring Wristband) / €30,-- (without Wine Spring Wristband)
Only available at the entrance of Schloss Spitz

Start: 5.30 pm
End: 1 am

Advice for your journey: Special train with the Wachaubahn

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

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 a few weeks before the event.

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.

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. Please split into small groups.

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 buses 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


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 


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 06th and 07th.

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.