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Hotel Garni Donauhof – Holidays in the wine region Wachau

Hotel Garni Donauhof is situated right at the Danube in the romantic wine-growers’ village Weissenkirchen. The small, charming hotel (13 rooms, 26 beds) with its personal atmosphere and tasteful ambience is the ideal place for your Wachau holiday – due to its central location, the highlights of Wachau can be reached in just a few minutes by car. Your hostesses will be pleased to assist you with lots of hot tips for your holiday in Wachau. The rooms (all non-smoking), furnished and decorated with love and care, invite to relax and to enjoy the view of the Danube or the vineyards.

A special highlight of the Hotel Garni Donauhof is the delicious breakfast buffet which tops every expectation. Regional culinary treats, health-food corner, home-made jams and pastries and much more wait for our guests to give them an ideal start into a day to enjoy your holiday in Wachau. The lovely breakfast room with a view of the Danube invites to linger and in summer we serve breakfast on the magnificent terrace right next to the apricot orchard. During the day, the garden terrace is the place to relax; in the evening, our guests get together in the cosy wine tavern “Donaustüberl” with a good glass of Wachau wine. Numerous wine pubs and restaurants can be reached from the hotel on foot.

Open: April till November.


Double room: 70,00 to 78,00 EUR per person and night including breakfast buffet plus city tax 1,60 EUR per person and night. Double room for single occupancy on request. The rates depend on season and length of stay.

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Wachau – Best historic place

Stift Melk
Stift Melk

Wachau – this famous 30 km section of the Danube between Melk and Krems – is one of the most beautiful river valleys worldwide. Wachau is a region well-known for its wines and tourism, just about 90 km from Vienna. The small winegrowers’ villages, situated right on the Danube’s bank, and the famous stone terraces where the wine is cultivated, are the characteristics of the scenery. The mild climate and the fertile loess soil are important conditions for wine growing.

Wachau’s history goes back many years – as is proven by the Venus of Willendorf, 25,000 years old. The Romans brought viniculture to Wachau, and even today archaeological finds can be discovered from that period. The earliest settlements were in the so-called “Thal Wachau” (first mentioned in 850), including the villages Weissenkirchen, Joching, Wösendorf and St. Michael. The important cultural monuments Stift Melk and Stift Göttweig are the focal points of the World Cutural Heritage region Wachau. Wachau was awarded the title World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2000. The National Geographic Traveler Magazine elected Wachau the “Best Historic Place” in 2009.

Weissenkirchen in der Wachau

The romantic village Weissenkirchen in der Wachau is the ideal starting place for culinary, sportive and cultural excursions in Wachau. Wachau’s highlights like Dürnstein, Stift Melk, Stift Göttweig or Krems are just a few minutes by car from Weissenkirchen. Weissenkirchen is Wachau’s largest wine growing community. This place, having retained its naturalness, is picturesquely situated, nestling among vineyards inviting hikers and bikers, who will enjoy themselves as the Danube Bike Trail leads right through Weissenkirchen. Each holiday type will find the ideal accommodations and the gastronomic range in Weissenkirchen in Wachau reaches from rustic wine taverns to typical local inns to gourmet restaurants.


WACHAU is the ideal spot for gourmets, wine enthusiasts, bikers and hikers as well as guests interested in culture. From the chosen holiday location, interesting excursions can be made in the Wachau region, by car, on foot, by bike, by train, by bus or by ship. A tour through Wachau valley by bike has a very special charm, as one gets to know the small, romantic wine-growers’ villages. The Danube Bike Trail passes Wachau on both banks of the Danube and is very well groomed. One must not miss an excursion by ship when visiting Wachau. The ships are scheduled between Melk and Krems and the guests can enjoy the beautiful cultivated landscape with its vineyards passing by.  And the Wachau wine is widely renowned, of highest quality and internationally esteemed. A visit to a wine-grower is a must to learn more about viniculture and to taste the delicious wines. The holiday in Wachau is topped by the rich extensive culinary scene.