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wachau GOURMETfestival: Enjoy the Wachau!

The 9th edition of the hugely successful wachau GOURMETfestival will be another culinary milestone. 31 March to 14 April 2016.

Over the last nine years, wachau GOURMETfestival has established itself as one of the most important international culinary festivals. It is mentioned in one breath with festivals in St. Moritz or Rheingau and other benchmarks and has long outrun numerous traditional and well-established festivals.

On the one hand, this is due to the special structure of the wachau GOURMETfestival with top restaurants firmly rooted in the region as venues and a broad scope, from culinary offers for novice gourmets to high-end events in the "Champions League". On the other hand, its success is based on the dedication of top international chefs, who helped to shape the wachau GOURMETfestival and make it known beyond Austrian borders.

WEIN & GENUSS Krems, the top wine tasting event which unites over 60 of the best winegrowers in Lower Austria every year, is another distinctive highlight of the wachau GOURMETfestival.

This boosts tourism in the area tremendously, given that the number of festival visitors who attend more than one event and stay overnight in the Wachau is increasing constantly. The backbone of the festival is formed by the network of the gourmet region Wachau with its large number of high-class restaurants, its reputation as one of the world's very best white wine regions (Wachau – at the Krems intersection and extending to Kremstal, Kamptal and Traisental), and a flourishing tourist infrastructure.

The festival is organised by the individual venues. The wachau GOURMETfestival board is the umbrella organisation and is embedded in the communication agency LWmedia, the same company that also publishes the famous wine magazine VINARIA. Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH cooperates closely as a partner and is responsible for tourist offers and coordinating hotel bookings.

Attractive accommodation packages (see www.donau.com) and numerous festival specials are addressed to visitors who wish to attend several events. A very special part and the heart of the festival takes place at the stunning Dominikanerkirche in Krems: the outstanding wine tasting event "wein.genuss.krems" with more than 60 renowned winegrowers from Lower Austria.

Enjoy your enjoyment!