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Wachau Valley, Joching

#1 of 55 in Parks in Lower Austria
Must see · World heritage site · Valley · Nature / Park
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 stayed the weekend and loved it. Running along the river was fantastic. Lots of wine to drink and the food was fantastic. A must site to visit in Europe.  more »
  • The Wachua is a picturesque landscape carved out by the river Danube. Enjoy the Beautiful Blue Danube as it meanders passing cities from Melk to Krems. Relax on deck of the river boat, with a...  more »

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