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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  • Picture this if you can imagine. It is a beautiful day, the sun is shining, the waters in the Danube are shining blue as you sail them slowly, savoring and taking in the peaceful, lush greenery and th...  more »
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