Wachau World Heritage Trail 06: Maria Laach - Aggsbach Markt

Trekking trail from Maria Laach, Marktplatz (market square) to Aggsbach, Marktplatz (market square)

Elevation profile

7,08 km length

Tour dates
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Route: 7,08 km
  • Ascent: 88 egm
  • Descent: 470 egm
  • Duration: 2:00 h
  • Lowest point: 208 m
  • Highest point:594 m
  • Stage tour
  • Nice views
  • With refreshment stops
  • Botanical highlights

Details for: Wachau World Heritage Trail 06: Maria Laach - Aggsbach Markt

Brief description

Around 7 kilometers distance between Maria Laach (Jauerling plateau) with its meadows and via estate „Schleinkhof“ down to Aggsbach Markt at the Danube for this stage.



Wachau World Heritage Trail: From Maria Laach to Aggsbach Markt

The gothic pilgrimage church of Maria Laach marks the beginning of this stage. Passing „Litzendorfer Kreuzstöckerl“ (wayside shrine)you walk to hamlet Litzendorf. In a big curve the way leads via the Jauerling plateau to secluded „Schleinkhof“ (stamp satation). After a short rise the way leads just down to the Danube valley to Aggsbach Markt, the end of your tour.

Starting point of the tour

Maria Laach, Marktplatz (market square)

Destination point of the tour

Aggsbach, Marktplatz (market square)

Route description Wachau World Heritage Trail 06: Maria Laach - Aggsbach Markt

The tour starts at market square in Maria Laach. You follow the main road directon Zeißing, shortly after you turn right and on your right you see the famous gothic pilgrimage church. Passing the cemetery you leave the village, walking gently down through a christmas tree plantation until country road. After crossing Klafterbach (creek) and the country road the way leads up to Litzendorfer Kreuzstöckerl (wayside shrine). A little bit later you reach hamlet Litzendorf, where you turn left and keep following the main road through the village. Through blooming fields the way leads in a big bend via the Jauerling plateau. At the triangle crossing you stay on the right angle walking towards an old farm called Schleinkhof. There you can also find the stamp station. Now in curves and through the woods the way leads down to Aggsbach Markt. Via so called Schmuckstraße you reach the first houses and continue your way into the village. Directly in front of the rails you follow the road to the right towards the picturesque church. Taking the left, parallel to Endlingbach (creek), shortly after you reach market square end of the walking tour. 


Highway A1 until exit Melk, following B3 to Maria Laach or Aggsbach Markt.



In the center of Maria Laach or in Aggsbach Markt at the campsite or the parking lot in front of the Venussaal (event hall).

The places are not directly connected by public transportation. We recommend a taxi service to get back to the beginning of your tour. Taxi companies are: Bernhardt in Spitz, Tel.: 0043(0)2713/2222 or Stummvoll in Mühldorf, Tel.: 0043(0)676/6242892.

A station for the bike rent system „nextbike“ (1€ per hour) is located in Aggsbach Markt. www.nextbike.at

More info/links

For restaurants and accommodation we recommend „Best of Wachau“ businesses: www.bestof-wachau.at . You find one „Best of Wachau“ member in Maria Laach.

Further opportunities for restaurants, taverns and cafes and opening hours:

Restaurant „Zum Kranz“ in Aggsbach Markt: end of April till end of October open daily except Monday. Closed during winter, Phone: 0043(0)2712/210.

Cafe&Pub Donauwelle (Danubewave) in Aggsbach Markt: open year-round from Monday to Sunday. (Phone 0043(0)2712/373)

The stamp station is located in Felbring.

Restaurants that are open year-round you can find in Emmersdorf.

The only tavern in Aggsbach Markt: Family Kurz (Phone: 0043(0)676/4730729).

In the small village of Willendorf there is also the tavern of Rudof Schrutz (Phone: 0043(0)2712/543).

Please see the current calendar for opening hours (Heurigenkalender) at www.welterbesteig.at .

More opportunities for accommodation are in Aggsbach Markt.

For easy and convenient organization of the tours its good to have the Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal application. Just download for Android or iPhone .



Hiking boots, raincoat, enough to eat and drink, a trail map and maybe a list of open taverns. You can find an equipmentlist on www.welterbesteig.at section service/tips.


Safety information

In case of an emergency call the mountain rescue Wachau: 140

Author's tip

We recommend a visit at the farmers‘ market located in the „Kerblerhaus“ in the center of Maria Laach, open every Saturday from 9a.m. till 3p.m. 

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