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Spitz, Austria Cruise Port

As you float along the lovely Danube River, you may reach the cruise port of Spitz, Austria (also called Spitz an der Donau). This quaint market town is located in the state of Lower Austria, nestled on the river's left bank as you travel north from Willendorf, and just 12 miles southwest of Krems. Spitz has been part of written history since at least the year 830, where it was occupied by the Celts; it still retains much of the charm from its past, thanks to the Renaissance and Baroque houses that line its streets. Along with picturesque buildings, you'll find rolling hills perfect for hiking, and abundant vineyards. In fact, part of the lush Wachau valley is called Tausendeimerberg, which translates to "Hill of a Thousand Buckets" because of all the grapes that grow here. Listed below are a handful of our favorite experiences when cruising to Spitz, Austria:
  • The thousand-year-old ruins of the Hinterhaus Castle are a fantastic sight, with the Tausendeimerberg close by. Divided into several parts, the castle is still in decent condition for exploring, and the hill to reach it isn't terribly steep by foot (or rent a bike for an extra adventure). The view of the mountains and town from the top tower is breathtaking.
  • Schifffahrtsmuseum Spitz highlights travel on the Danube during its glory days. While the architecture of the museum alone is worth a visit, the displays and model boats provide a nice peek into the area's maritime past.
  • If it's wine you seek, stop by Hubert Fohringer Die Vinothek. With two floors of wine and wine-related items, you'll also have the chance to sample local varieties, such as the Wachau Valley Grüner Veltliner and Rieslings.
  • Those interested in religious (and art) history might want to check out the Gothic Saint Maurice Church, dedicated to the 3rd-century Roman Theban Legion leader. Check out the wooden apostle statues that date back to around 1380 and the altar painting by Austrian artist Kremser Schmidt.

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