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From Vienna to Danube Valley

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From Vienna to Danube Valley

How long is the ride from Vienna to Danube Valley with different modes of transportation - By bus? By train? By car? You can tell me either in terms of distance or in time.

Is Wachau Valley referring to the same area?

Can anyone direct me to a good map of the region?

Thank you!

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1. Re: From Vienna to Danube Valley

The Wachau is the picturesque stretch of the Danube Valley between Melk and Krems. It's about 50 miles from Vienna taking an hour by road and an hour to 80 mins by train. Google Maps is as good a resource as any. Search for "Dürnstein, Austria" and then zoom out a little.

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2. Re: From Vienna to Danube Valley

Some places to look for good information on the Wachau

www.wachau.at

this includes several maps too.

www.krems.at

www.duernstein.at

www.stiftmelk.at

The designation Wachau refers to the area just west of the town Krems and east of Melk directly along the Danube.

Originally it was a local name for a much smaller area close to the village of Weissenkirchen . Over the years it has grown to encompass the current area.

Very easy to reach Krems by train. These about one every hour leaving from the Franz Josef Bahnhof in Vienna. Vienna - Krems takes about 1 hour by train- slightly less by auto.

info here.

www.oebb.at

most times these are doubled deck trains - no problem to find seats.

Limited train service beyond Krems- but regular bus service on both sides of the Danube passing many villages.

my opinion best bus is WL 1 passing Dürnstein, Weissenkirchen, Spitz, St. Michaels.

Surnstei about 20 minutes from Krems.

Bus from Krems is co- ordinated with Vienna train arrival- Bus immediately adjacent to the Train Station.

Distances

Krems- Melk - about 40 kilometers

Krems - Durnstein 10 kilometers.

Durnstein- Weissenkirchen 7 kilometers

Weissenkirchen- Spitz 7-8 km

alternative transport is to take a boat cruise - these run Krems- Melk wiith several stops

boat info

www.ddsg-blue-danube.at

www.brandner.at

Many alternatives for you and a great place to visit.

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3. Re: From Vienna to Danube Valley

Thanks, Norman and Vertical - great info to keep!

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4. Re: From Vienna to Danube Valley

You may find some advertising for boats traveling from Vienna to the Wachau.

Most think this is not a good trip.

The trip takes many hours and the scenery from Vienna to Krems is not at all interesting.

While it may sound good to first time tourists - your time and money can be better used elsewhere.

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5. Re: From Vienna to Danube Valley

It's very helpful to know what's recommended, as well as what to avoid. So thanks, Vertical, for all your input. Much appreciated.

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6. Re: From Vienna to Danube Valley

You are welcome - Enjoy your trip

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7. Re: From Vienna to Danube Valley

If you are travelling between 2 and 5 persons you could buy the Einfach-Raus-Ticket, which means that the whole group pays only 32 Euros the whole day on weekends and bank holidays and on working days from 9.a.m by travelling exclusively on regional trains (abbreviations R, REX or S).

oebb.at/en/…index.jsp

You could perhaps make a combination with a boat ride, for example take the train untill Melk and then by boat with one of the above mentioned companys untill Krems (you can make stops at the villages stated above). And finally from Krems back to Vienna by train.

Regards

Ottavio N.

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