You are transferred from Vienna to Krems by bus where the MS Dürstein is awaiting you. Then you travel the autumnal Wachau region up to Aggsbach-Dorf. Busses will take you the pre-Christmas craft fair at the ruins of castle Aggstein.
Medieval tents, colorful market bustle, alluring smells from cookshops and a sensational backdrop. By ship you travel back to Vienna. Onboard you will be treated to a pre-Christmas buffet.
|Aggsbach – Dorf||12:45 pm|
|Aggsbach – Dorf||1:00 am|
|Stay at Aggstein ruin||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Ruin Aggstein||3:30 pm|
|Aggsbach – Dorf||4:15 pm|
incl. bus transfer
incl. admission to Aggstein
incl. evening buffet
boar paté with cranberries, plums and walnuts
antipasti palte with grated parmesan, Chorizo Iberico and dried tomatoes
fine bacon with cream cheese horseradish and tomatoes
smoked meat in gelatine with red onion and crunchy vegetables
salmon variation and salmon terrine
bread rolls, bread selection and butter
house-made salads with two dressings and bread croutons
prime beef soup with sliced pancake
Zurich ragout from chicken breast with mushrooms in cream sauce and herb spaetzle
pumpkin seed Schnitzel from chicken with parsley potatoes
hake filet with fennel and vegetables
deer ragout with dumplings and cranberry foam
vegetarian cream gnocchi with paprika, rucola and parmesan
creme cheese pan with stewed berries
galzed mini chocolate cubes filled with apricot mousse
fresh yoghurt with sour cherries
cheese buffet with grapes, nuts, fig mustard and puff paste sticks
= for vegetarians
Christmas market Aggstein
More than 40 artists and merchants present their exclusive wares and goods in the various courts and niches of the castle. The knight’s hall is reserved for contempary craft – be amazed at the corouscant jewelry, fragrant soap and incense, and lured by cozy knitted goods and tantalizing drum sounds. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the venerable walls.
In front of the great backdrop, regional delicacies, punch and gloog, enchanting bagpipe and violin music as well as an exciting program and torchlight put you in the right mood for the pre-Christmas time. Advent could not start better!
New findings imply that the oldest parts of the walls date back to 1200.
The castle was first indirectly mentioned in a document in 1256 with Perchtold von Achstein. Then Kuenrings – a mighty ministerial family in the 12th and 13th century – are often linked to Aggstein until they died out in the 14th century.
In 1429 Jörg Scheck vom Wald was enfeoffed by count Albrecht V. (later emperor Albrecht II.) with castle Aggstein and he rebuilt it.
In 1606, Anna von Polheim-Parz was the first private owner of the castle and renovated it. Thereafter, the castle deteriorated until its rediscovery in the 19th century when it was made into a tourist attraction.
In 2003/2004, efforts were made to refurbish the area and make it into a top tier destination.