Wachau Valley, Joching

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Picture-perfect and enchanting at every turn, Wachau Valley represents a World Heritage Site acclaimed for its agriculture and architecture. The valley is home to a number of elegant monasteries, castles, and ruins, including Dürnstein castle--the 12th-century fortress where King Richard the Lionheart of England was held captive by Duke Leopold V. The valley attracts agriculture buffs and epicureans with its many scenic vineyards and high-quality wines. Take a walk through the valley's lush rolling hills to see the small, quaint villages and churches. Consider renting a bike to take in the serene landscape, and relax at the end of your visit with a glass of local wine. Put Wachau Valley at the forefront of your travel plans using our Joching online day trip planner .
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  • The Valley of wachau, a Unesco World Heritage site, is an important and beautiful, famous for the track cicalbile along the Danube, it hosts many grasiosi countries including Krems, whose old town has been declared a world heritage site, and Melk. Honestly is nicer Melk, Krems Center is so full of shops that looks like an outdoor mall.
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  • If you think on this road to enjoy fabulous landscapes, enriched by the Danube, you are very wrong. First, forget the famous "Blue Danube": this majestic River has a color ranging from light brown to dark brown. Second, only a couple of villages, including Krems, Melk and Dürstein are worth a short visit. Third, if you're driving, be extremely careful to speed limits, which throughout the route 100, 70 and 50 constantly vary between per hour. Frequent checkpoints. In conclusion, if you are driving and want to get to Vienna via this road, it may make sense; If you plan to come here on purpose, not worth it.
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  • On a Danube River cruise with Grand Circle we spent one and a half hours cruising the Wachau Valley, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The day was sunny and the sky very blue. We began near Melk and had ...  more »

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