UNESCO World Heritage - Danube
Round trip of Austria
We would be delighted to guide you in the course of a tour of Austria to the picturesque Wachau region. The most beautiful time to visit the Wachau is at the beginning of April, when the apricot trees blossom and shortly after the vines begin to sprout.
Abbey Melk Wachau
Wachau Cultural Landscape - UNESCO World Heritage
The stunning baroque Benedictine Abbey of Melk and the Wachau Cultural Landscape - both UNESCO World Heritage Sites - are a MUST during a tour of Austria.
The Wachau encompasses a 36-km stretch of the Danube between Melk and Krems. The appearance of this ancient cultural landscape is characterised by dry stone wall terraces, vineyards and orchards.
But the Wachau is equally known for its picturesque towns and villages, for its fortresses and idyllic castle ruins as well as for its impressive churches and monasteries.
One of the most prominent sights is the Benedictine Abbey of Melk. It is towering on the right bank of the Danube as a quasi-gateway to the Wachau and is regarded as the region's landmark.
If you want to experience the Wachau with all your senses, you should enjoy a boat trip on the Blue Danube from Dürnstein to Krems and allow yourself time for a wine tasting.
The most common grape variety in the region is the Grüner Veltliner.