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Jauerling-Wachau Nature Park

No other mountain on the 2,850 km long Danube is higher than the promising Jauerling. More than 700 meters in altitude separate the banks of the Danube from the summit area. The entire Jauerling mountain range covers 11,500 hectares and is designated as a nature park. The seven communities of Aggsbach, Emmersdorf, Maria Laach, Mühldorf, Raxendorf, Spitz and Weiten make up the area of the nature park region.

Wachau Terrace, Jauerling-Wachau Nature Park

useful information

The Jauerling is the link between the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau and Southern Waldviertel regions. The region is a river landscape, a wine-growing region, characterized by original meadows and fields, quiet forests and gentle valleys and forms a unique historical and cultural ensemble.

People have settled here since the Stone Age. The Celts began growing wine and in the Middle Ages the salt market and Danube trade led to wealth in the region. Due to the good strategic location, cultural and spiritual centers flourished in the still very original, idyllic nature park communities. The churches and the ruins of the many castles and palaces are evidence of the past.

As a sun roof and local mountain of the Wachau, the panoramic summit area of the Jauerling often towers over the surrounding fields of fog and clouds. Jauerling residents and visitors alike can then fortify themselves by soaking up the sun and enjoying the liberating view of the beautiful, pristine landscape around the highest mountain along the Danube.



Maria Laach am Jauerling 46

3643 Maria Laach am Jauerling


opening hours

April to October:

MON - FRI 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
(closed on public holidays)

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