Wachau Valley, Joching

#1 of 55 in Parks in Lower Austria
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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  • When you do the Danube river by bike, you will be amazed at the beauty of The Valley, with the quaint towns and the vineyards. Very touristy and with a castle every where you look  more »
  • The Wachau excels with beauty and naturalness. A visit is ok but better is a week! Visits to cultural heritage, vineyards, restaurants and the dreamlike tranquility at night! It is worth visiting and pausing the best addresses. Tips on request
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