Wachau Valley, Joching

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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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  • This area, a UNESCO world heritage site, is more beautiful than I could have imagined. Cruising through the valley with a Wachau Valley white wine in hand as we passed by countless vineyards and story...  more »
  • Cycling routes have been built along the Danube, which also pass through beautiful tourist villages! The best way is definitely to take advantage of one of the many bike rentals in order to cover as much distance as possible!
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