Monday, February 9, 2009

Austria - Wachau (AT-27169)

This card shows the beautiful Wachau valley in Austria, which is also a UNESCO site. I've been to asutria, but only to Vienna. There are still so many places to see... I love old castles on hills/mountains. Especially if they're almost completely ruined :) You can see some examples of what I mean on this card :)


The Wachau is an Austrian valley with a landscape of high visibility formed by the Danube river. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of Lower Austria, located precisely between the towns of Melk and Krems. It is 30 km in length and was already settled in prehistoric times. A well-known place and tourist magnet is Dürnstein, where King Richard the Lion-Heart of England was held captive by Duke Leopold V.

The Wachau was added to the UNESCO list of world heritage sites in recognition of its architectural and agricultural history.

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