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Visit Wachau Valley with kids – The ideal family trip

The Wachau is not only known for its picturesque landscapes, juicy apricots and first-class wines, but also for its wide range of family-friendly activities. Just a few hours from Vienna, you can reach the Danube Valley by car, bus or train and experience the ultimate joy of escaping the big city and being surrounded by nature and breathtaking views.

If you're planning to spend your next family vacation in the Danube Valley, you've come to the right place to find out about the best things to do in Wachau with children.

We have put together the best trip destinations and tips for you to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

Danube Valley family friendly activities

What is a family vacation in Wachau without a boat trip on the Danube?

The Wachau is a true paradise for children and offers numerous opportunities for exciting adventures. An absolute must is a boat trip on the Danube, where the little ones can admire the impressive landscape from the water. There is plenty to discover during the trip, from picturesque castle ruins to idyllic villages along the banks. Enjoy great views along the grapevines and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the Wachau! Experience a real treat for the whole family.

Find the day trip to Wachau with a boat trip in summer here.

Outdoor activities for your family trip in Danube Valley

When the weather is nice, the Wachau also offers numerous outdoor activities.

Nature park

A popular destination is the Jauerling Nature Park, where hiking trails lead through dense forests and breathtaking views. Here children can experience nature in real life and have lots of fun.


A visit to one of the many castles in the region is also an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Children can immerse themselves in the world of knights and princesses and learn a lot about the history of the region on exciting guided tours.

City tour

Lovers of sightseeing can visit Krems and Melk to see the beautiful Melk Abbey and stroll through the picturesque streets of the town.

Cycling tour

For an active family vacation in the Wachau, take a bike tour in the Danube Valley. Ride along the beautiful vineyards along the Danube and enjoy the magnificent views.

Culinary delights in the Wachau for the whole family

Round off your family vacation in the Wachau with a visit to one of the cozy wine taverns. Enjoy regional specialties while the children have fun in the playground and make new friends.

To really feel the taste of the Wachau, the little ones can enjoy juicy apricots in a variety of ways, e.g. apricot dumplings, apricot juice, apricot cake or, of course, real apricots.


Wachau Valley with kids 1 day trip

The Wachau is an ideal destination for families who want to experience unforgettable moments together. With a variety of exciting excursion destinations and activities, your stay is guaranteed to be a wonderful experience. Plan your family vacation in the Wachau today and be enchanted by the beauty of this unique region!

With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes and diverse leisure activities, the Wachau offers something for everyone.

And the best thing about your Danube Valley trip with children?

You don't even need a car to enjoy the Wachau!

Take our tour from Vienna to the Wachau and be inspired by the magic of the Wachau.


Book your Danube Valley day tour with Vienna Sightseeing now to organize your trip to the Wachau and look forward to unforgettable experiences with your children!