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Time to explore Austria’s Historic Wine Country

The Wachau Valley, which is just an hour car drive away from Vienna, is one of the world's most scenic wine-growing regions, featuring charming picturesque villages, stone terraces and steep vineyards. The harmonious blend of river, vineyards and villages dating to the Middle Ages give glimpses into treasures of the past but also a peek into the future. These treasures have been elevated to UNESCO World Heritage status.


Visit the Wachau and the surrounding regions, even for a day, and become one with a turbulent history of the region and modern architectural gems such as the Loisium. Preservation exists alongside innovation and cultural institutions blend with the wine and fruit growers of world acclaim. The enjoyment of food and wine combined with intact natural beauty and wellness experiences are a hallmark of the people of the region.


Here are three itinerary suggestions if you just have a day to spend in this beautiful valley:

Click here to find out more about the Wachau Valley and the surrounding regions.

Biking along the Danube
Biking along the Danube © (C) Austrian Tourist Office / Mooslechner
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Biking in the Wachau Valley
Biking in the Wachau Valley © (C) Austrian Tourist Office / Mooslechner