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Wachau Valley, Lower Austria
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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. See Wachau Valley and all Weissenkirchen has to offer by arranging your trip with our Weissenkirchen travel itinerary maker.
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  • Wachau valley should be in your list if you want to experience countryside beauty in Austria. This beautiful valley is covered with vineyards all around and decorated with beautiful cute colorful vill...  more »
  • Our private tour guide Marcos, an Italian gentleman was really great and knowledgeable to bring us for the best winery tours and wine tasting! 
  • The scenic cruising is about 18 miles long. It takes about 1.5 hours. Witnessing terraced vineyards, forested slopes, charming towns, and castle ruins. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What a journ...  more »