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Events Wachau

Highlights

Enjoy a variety of events in the Wachau, in the Waldviertal, or in the nearby capital of Vienna. We will be happy to inform you of the current events and concerts nearby. 

Events

Wachau summer solstice

The splendid midsummer celebration takes place every year on June 21. Fireworks, colorful lights on the Danube, and a phenomenal bonfire spectacle in the towns & on the hills along the Danube make the solstice celebration an impressive experience each year. 

Wachau solstice SummerSolstice Wachau package

Sonnenwende bei Spitz - © Niederösterreich-Werbung / Cathrine Stukhard

Wachau Apricot Festival

In the middle of July, the Spitz church square transforms into a festival with the theme of Wachau apricots. 

Try regional specialties and experience the traditional apricot parade or a performance by the folk dance group! Of course, you can also buy apricots! 

Spitz Apricot Festival

Spitzer Marillenkirtag 2013 - © Donau Niederösterreich / Steve Haider

Summer festivals

Grafenegg Festival

At the Wolkenturm in the Grafenegg castle park, the festival offers a vast array of concerts every Saturday. Enjoy music in the middle of nature in this incomparable ambiance!

Summer concerts in Grafenegg

Wachau Festival

In the summer months, sophisticated comedies with music are performed in the wonderful Teisenhoferhof.

Wachau Festival

Melk Summer Theater Festival

Festival rich in tradition in the incomparable scenery of the Baroque Melk Abbey including performances of contemporary interpretations of great works of world literature. 

Melk Summer Theater Festival

Fronleichnam in Dürnstein

Other events

Wine Spring Festival

During the Wachau Wine Spring, which takes place at the beginning of May, you can try wines from over 100 participating Vinea Wachau wineries.

Wachau Wine Spring Festival

Feast of Corpus Christi

The Feast of Corpus Christi is a wonderful and unique celebration in Dürnstein - the branches of cherry trees and oak trees are bedecked (the birch trees, which are common elsewhere, are not frequently found in the Wachau), grass is strewn across the street, and Dürnstein residents wear their beautiful traditional costumes. 

Wachau Bike Days

For over 20 years, biking enthusiasts have gotten their money's worth in the Wachau during the Wachau Bike Days, which take place in July and include 3 different routes that lead through the world heritage site of Wachau and the Waldviertel.  

Wachau Bike Days

"Starnacht" from the Wachau

Every year in September, stars from pop, rock, etc. delight their audience in front of the gorgeous scenery of the Dürnstein castle ruins. 

Starnacht from the Wachau

Wachau Marathon

For over 20 years, the Wachau marathon has taken place at the end of September. A marathon course, a half marathon, and a quarter marathon lead through one of Europe's most beautiful river landscapes.   

Wachau marathon