phone: +43 2713 2363address: Mittergasse 3aThe staff can help arrange accommodation, and maintains an online heurigen calendar.
By carSpitz is located midway between Melk and Dürnstein on the B3 regional highway, which follows the Danube River along its northern bank.
By trainA regional train passes through connecting Krems with Emmersdorf (four times daily) and Spitz (three times daily). Use ÖBB's SCOTTY to look up train information online.
By boatFrom mid-April through October Spitz can be reached by river boats which ply the route between Melk and Krems/Stein, also making stops in Emmersdorf and Dürnstein.
phone: +43 1 588 80address: DonaustrasseOperates several times daily; timetables and fares (listed at the bottom of the page) can be found here. Tickets can be purchased at any of the docking points, in Vienna, or online. Bicycles (€2) and dogs (free) permitted on board.
phone: +43 7433 2590 21address: DonaustrasseOperates twice daily, also making a stop in Weißenkirchen. Timetables and fares can bee seen here. Tickets can be purchased online. Bicycles (€2) and dogs (free, muzzle and leash required) permitted on board.
phone: +43 664 2222 040address: Laaben 1aOffers taxi service around the region.
phone: +43 2742 22 99 01 (hotline)After registration (online or by mobile), pick up a bicycle at any Nextbike location, and drop it off at the same or any other Nextbike spot. A map of pickup and drop-off points can be found here (click 'Wachau' for Spitz); a brochure for the Wachau region is available for download.
Ruine HinterhausThe ruins are located on a rocky ridge of the Jauerling, the highest mountain in the Wachau, and near the well-known Tausendeimerberg vineyard. The castle was first established in the 12th century, and conquered by the Knights of Spitz, who modified and extended it in the 13th and 14th centuries. It is the setting for a number of legends, including one in which the ghost of the lady of the castle appears annually on the anniversary of her husband's death.
phone: +43 2713 2246address: Auf der Wehr 21The museum is devoted to illustrating the history and development of maritime traffic on the Danube River.
Pfarrkirche SpitzOriginally dedicated to St. Gotthard, a chapel was first built here in the late 12th century. The current structures date predominantly from the early 14th century, with some modifications from the 15th and 16th centuries. Portions of the defensive wall surrounding the church still remain.
phone: +43 2713 2320address: Donaulände 7Operating since 1926, the café serves regional specialties. Visitors can dine indoors or outdoors on a very pleasant terrace overlooking the river. Has disabled access and a play area for children.
phone: +43 2713 2376address: Kirchenplatz 2Serves regional cuisine, with a focus on traditional produce that is in danger of being forgotten and dying out. Reservations can be made online.
phone: +43 2713 2323address: Altes Schiffmeisterhaus, Hinterhaus 16The hotel dates from 1680, and has a highly-regarded onsite restaurant, non-smoking rooms, and garden with sunbeds. A public swimming spot on the riverfront is located directly in front of the hotel. Free Wi-Fi, pets permitted on request, free private parking available.
phone: +43 664 3539 390address: Hinterhaus 2The 400-year-old building has a number of holiday apartments.
phone: +43 2713 8221address: Oberranna 1Located on the border between the Wachau and the Waldviertel, this 13th century castle has been completely restored and now has a few double rooms as well as holiday apartments, complete with antique furniture. There is also a castle tavern which serves traditional regional cuisine. The castle is open to guests from May to October.