Wachau World Heritage Trail: from Mühldorf to Maria Laach (nature park Jauerling-Wachau)
The tour from Mühldorf to Maria Laach leads you via the hill Trenning (628m) and the highest vineyard of Lawer Austria (vineyard Trenning) to the highest summit in the Danube area called the Jauerling (960m). Walking into the landscape of nature park Jauerling-Wachau you experience majestic views from the nature park house in 915m height. Via the Jauerling plateau and passing the hamlets Gießhübl (with defense yard), Zeißing (with water castle and ruin) and Weinberg, you reach the pilgrimage village Maria Laach with its gothic sanctuary and the farmers‘ market.
Safety informationIn case of an emergency call the mountain rescue Wachau: 140
Tips and hints
For restaurants and accommodation we recommend „Best of Wachau“ businesses: www.bestof-wachau.at. You find „Best of Wachau“ members in Mühldorf and Maria Laach.
Further opportunities for restaurants, taverns and cafes and opening hours:
Nature park house including Wachau terrace: summer season May 1st until October 31st open from Thursday-Tuesday (closed on Wednesday), winter season Nov. 1st until April 30th open from Thursday –Sunday (closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). www.naturpark-jauerling.at ; Phone: 0043(0)2713/30017
In Mühldorf both restaurants (Gasthaus Siebenhandl, www.7handl.at; 0043(0)2713/8257, and Gasthaus Busch/Niederranna, 0043(0)2713/8201) are closed. Exception: In July,August and September Gasthaus Siebenhandl opens also on Mondays.
During winter time only restaurant „Zur Weißen Rose“ (Family Busch) at the market square is open in Maria Laach. (www.weisse-rose.cc; 0043(0)2712/8271, closed on Mondays.
Restaurant and Hotel „Grüner Baum“ in Maria Laach opens daily from April to October. (www.beim-ringl.at; 0043(0)2712/8303 closed during winter season.