Weißenkirchen in der Wachau
phone: +43 2715 2600address: Wachaustraße 242Staff can help with reserving accommodation, and also have on hand town maps, hiking maps, and Heuriger schedules.
By carWeißenkirchen is located midway between Spitz 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 an der Donau (three times daily). Use ÖBB's SCOTTY to look up train information online.
phone: +43 7433 2590 21Operates twice daily between Melk, Emmersdorf, Weißenkirchen, Dürnstein, and Krems. 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 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 Weißenkirchen); a brochure for the Wachau region is available for download.
Pfarrkirche Mariae HimmelfahrtThe Gothic 14th-century fortified church dominates the town, and is additionally surrounded by a defensive wall with watchtowers. It was built in several phases between the 13th and 18th centuries. The smaller tower is the original church tower and dates from 1330, while the larger tower was built in 1531 as a defensive structure against Turkish invaders. The interior is a mix of late Gothic and Baroque.
phone: +43 2715 2268address: Weißenkirchen 117The 15th-century building is a venue for exhibitions by local Wachau artists.
Wehrkirche St. MichaelA succession of churches have been built in this spot atop a small Celtic sacrificial site. The current structure dates from around 1500 with later Baroque additions and renovations.
phone: +43 2715 2231address: Wachaustraße 280Serves regional cuisine with an emphasis on local fish and produce, using both traditional and modern recipes and techniques. In nice weather diners can enjoy the pleasant garden which directly overlooks the river.
phone: +43 2715 2276address: Landstraße 38The family-run vineyard has been operating since 1919, and has won multiple awards for its Grüner Veltliner as well as its Riesling. Their Heuriger serves typical regional cold dishes, with a few vegetarian options. It is situated in a pleasant garden, with a large play area for children, and has extra indoor seating for inclement weather.
phone: +43 664 2013850address: Auf der Burg 140The comfortable guesthouse also operates a pleasant Heuriger. Free Wi-Fi and nearby parking.
phone: +43 2715 2503address: Thurnhof 76
phone: +43 2715 2332address: Kremser Str. 17Has an onsite restaurant which can accommodate special diets, including vegetarian; the restaurant is closed from mid-November to mid-March. Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and pets permitted on request.
phone: +43 2715 2201address: Freisingerplatz 54The restored Renaissance castle is now a four-star hotel, open mid-April to November. Facilities include an outdoor pool, spa, and onsite restaurant. Free parking, free Wi-Fi, pets permitted.