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The Wachau is located in Lower Austria on the river banks of the Danube river. The area is approximately 30 kilometers long.



Wine terraces in the region

The Wachau is very famous for its vineyards and the beautiful scenery. The climate is a bit milder than in the other parts of Lower Austria, because of the pannonian climate influence. This is why there are lots of vineyards, apricot trees and even almond trees. The winemakers of this region offer their homemade wine at the so-called Heurigen, which are wine-taverns where cold food and local wine is offered. To sign that their Heurigen is open the wine-makers put a small wheel made of straw in front of their house. Tourism is very popular in the Wachau and a trip by boat on the Danube River is an experience you won't forget.

The cultural landscape of the Danube Valley between Melk and Krems is recognized as a part of world cultural heritage.


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