Wachau Valley, Lower Austria

Wachau Valley is along the banks of Danube River between the towns Melk and Krems of lower Austria.  This section of the Danube had settlements since the Paleolithic times.  Over the many settlements throughout history at the Wachau Valley, many castles, forts, churches, abbeys, monasteries. were built.  In addition, the rich valley had been excellent in growing grapes since the Middle Ages by Bavarian monasteries for making wine, Rieslings and its step terrace style of cultivation on steep inclines are suitable in growing Gruner Veltliner grapes.  In recognition of its landscapes of architectural and agricultural history, Wachau Valley was given UNESCO world heritage site as “Wachau Cultural Landscape”.

Traismauer, church Hl. Rupert
Krems-und-Stein-in-the-Wachau-Valley
Mauterner bridge over Danube river in Krems
Church spire. Durnstein village on the bank of Danube River with ruin above of Kuenringer Castle where Richard the lion was held for ransom.
Göttweig Monastery, and vineyards, the largest vineyard, for wine in Austria

Weissenkirchen, the largest wine producing village in the Wachau Valley Austria

Hilltops of Weissenkirche, see the vineyards on the hills
St Michael´s Church, near Weissenkirchen St Michael, is a fortified church in a village of 13 houses
Village of Willendorf on the river Danube in the Wachau region, where traces of stone-age human habitation have been found
A medieval ruin, the Fortress of Hinterhaus, overlooks the town of Spitz on the Danube River between Melk and Durnstein.
gothic bell tower of the church in spitz, Austria with tiled roof
Schloss Schoenbuehel on rock outcropping on the side of the Danube River near Melk, Austria
church St-Johann-in-the-Mauerthale, Austria (Rossatz-Arnsdorf)
Schönbühel-Aggsbach: Aggstein Castle, Wacha
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