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Wachau Valley, Joching

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Must see · World heritage site · Valley · Nature / Park
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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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  • We travelled to Krems an der Donau by train from Vienna and enjoyed exploring the beautiful old section of the town. The Hotel Unter den Linden proved to be an excellent place to stay. On day 2 we... 
    We travelled to Krems an der Donau by train from Vienna and enjoyed exploring the beautiful old section of the town. The Hotel Unter den Linden proved to be an excellent place to stay. On day 2 we...  more »
  • We took the cruise from Krems to Melk as part of a Globus tour. It was very nice, though I think the Rhein cruise in Germany is much nicer. 
    We took the cruise from Krems to Melk as part of a Globus tour. It was very nice, though I think the Rhein cruise in Germany is much nicer.  more »

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