Wachau World Heritage Trail: From Melk to Aggsbach Dorf
From main square in Melk the way leads via Melk abbey up to Pielachberg and onward to Jonaskreuz (cross). Its a nice rest place with great views among the surrounding area between Jauerling and Danube. On a gravel path you walk on to Schönbühel with a worth seeing castle. Through the small village of Berging the way leads through the forest up to plateau „Hohenwarther Höhe“, where you get a great view of Dunkelsteinerwald (dark stone wood). Via the „Hohenwarthberg“ (hill) you walk downhill to Aggsbach Dorf, where the tour ends at the old blacksmith’s workshop.
Safety informationIn case of an emergency call the mountain rescue Wachau: 140
Tips, hints and links
For restaurants and accommodation we recommend „Best of Wachau“ businesses: www.bestof-wachau.at . You find „Best of Wachau“ members in Melk and Aggsbach Dorf.
Further opportunities for restaurants, taverns and cafes and opening hours:
In Melk you find various restaurants (pizzerias, cafes, traditional Austrian cuisine and more) which are open year round www.stadt-melk.at . There is also a restaurant at Melk abbey www.stift-melk.at .
Restaurant Stumpfer in Schönbühel: Opening times are April, May, June, July, August, September and October from Thursday to Tuesday (Wednesday closed). December till March open from Thursday to Monday (Tuesday and Wednesday closed). Kitchen hours are: 11a.m. to 2:30p.m. and 6p.m. to 9p.m. (on Sunday only till 8p.m.). In November the restaurant is closed. www.stumpfer.com Tel: 0043(0)2752/8510
Restaurant/guesthouse „Domingo“, Aggsbach Dorf: open year round, warm food all day long (closed on Wednesday) Phone: 0043(0)2753/8353.
Restaurant/guesthouse „Zur Kartause“, Aggsbach Dorf: open from April to September (closed on Tuesday) www.gasthof-lechner.at ; 0043(0)2753/8243.
Restaurant/Hotel Reisdenz Wachau, Aggsbach Dorf: open from March 27th to October 31st, kitchen hours daily from 11a.m. to 9p.m. From November till January 5th only open on request with reservation (closed from January 5th till March 27th 2016) www.residenz-wachau.at ; 0043(0)2753/8221.
Restaurant/guesthouse „Zur Post“, Aggsbach Dorf: March till November open daily except Monday. Sunday and public holiday warm food all day long. During winter time closed December, January and February. Phone: 0043(0)2753/8220
On this tour you can find the only two cider taverns along the Wachau World Heritage Trail: Tavern Sonnenhof, family Ringseis, Berging Nr. 2, Phone: 0043(0)2752/83005 or Tavern Wachau Beef, family Bitter, Berging Nr. 6, Phone: 0043(0)2752/82918. Please see the current calendar for opening hours (Heurigenkalender) at www.welterbesteig.at .
More opportunities for accommodation are in Melk, Schönbühel and Aggsbach Dorf.