The Wachau Valley In Southern Austria


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Wachau is part of the 2800 kilometers long of the Danube Vallley and is only 36 kilometers long. However, because of its terrain shape and picturesque towns, the cultural landscape of Wachau has a special value.

In the Wachau valley natural landscapes are combined with the works of man. The typical, natural parts of the local landscapes is mostly the powerful Danube, forests by the river, marshy meadows and ragged rocks. The local nature is completed thanks to terraces, where people grow wine, well-kept fields, abbeys, defensive castles, ruins and charming, little towns. The best way to explore the valley is to take a cruise ship from Melku to Krems. The favorable location of Wachau, was probably the reason for the very early settlement in these areas. The famous Venus of Willendorf, whose age is probably 26.000 years, is its eloquent proof. Each age in history, beginning from the ancient Roman times, has left behind architectural monuments in the Wachau Valley.

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