The Wachau is the cultural landscape around the Danube valley between Melk and Krems in the province of Lower Austria, around 80 km west of Vienna. It is probably THE hot spot for white wine production in Austria, especially famous for the best Rieslings and the Austrian specialty, Grüner Veltliner. Apart from very interesting visits in the wine cellars of world class wine farmers there are countless other highlights in the region: the two abbeys Göttweig and Melk or the beautiful old town of Krems – since the year 2000 the Wachau is a UNESCO world culture and nature heritage. And there are even more locations which must not be missed like the beautiful village of Dürnstein. Most popular activities are hiking and cycling as well as a boat trip between the local villages. By the way: the apricots of the Wachau are supposed to be the best in Austria – also available in the form of the famous Schnaps!

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