[4] It has been inferred that Krems and Melk were well settled establishments in the early Neolithic period between 4500 BC and 1800 BC. However, the Federal Office of Historic Monuments (they also maintain a complete list of all historic monuments in Austria) and the Landeskonservatorat für Niederösterreich are responsible for the conservation of the historic cultural landscape of the Wachau.[4]. In 15 BC, the Celtic kingdom of Noricum became part of the Roman Empire. Here you will find the best accommodations for an inspiring stay along the Danube in Lower Austria. Monks have lived here since then. Die schönsten ca. to the next stop: 0.5 km Concurrent with this, the country side also started developing and this closely affected the agricultural practices in the region. Im »Rosengärtlein«, einem 4 m breiten und 10 m langen Felsvorsprung setzte der Sage nach der Raubritter Jörg Scheck vom Wald im 15. Wachau-dalen er en af de mest betydningsfulde turistdestinationer i Niederösterreich. In 1685, the castle became the property of Count Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg. In 1529, the castle was burned down by a group of Turks during the first Turkish siege of Vienna. The railway line built in 1909 between Krems and Emmersdorf is a topographical marvel. Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH Regionalbüro Wachau-Nibelungengau Kremstal Schlossgasse 3 A-3620 Spitz/Donau +43 2713 30060-60 +43 2713 30060-30 urlaub@donau.com www.donau.com To find out about the local hotel tax rate and exceptions, please click on the link below. Manche sind Hotels mit angeschlossenem Weinberg. [35], During the 15th and 16th centuries, however, the abbey declined so rapidly that between 1556 and 1564 it had no abbot at all, and in 1564 not a single monk was left here. Welcome to the Danube region known as Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal! Dabei arbeiten wir eng mit den örtlichen Stadtführer-Vereinen und den Guide-Agenturen zusammen. [35], Since 1625, the abbey has been a member of the Austrian Congregation, now within the Benedictine Confederation. [14] Since 1625, the abbey has been a member of the Austrian Congregation, now within the Benedictine Confederation. The well-developed road network between Melk and Krems follows the contour of the valley. Im März 2017 eröffnete die Weinlodge als neues Projekt der Familie ihre Pforten.14 modern ausgestattete Gästezimmer laden zum Wohlfühlen & Verweilen ein. Church Reformists' activities also made an impact between 1530 and 1620, with the Protestants finally getting subdued by the Göttweig Abbot Georg II Falb in 1612–31; eleven Austrian Benedictine abbeys had lent full support in this victory. The Hungarians invaded in the 15th century and Matthias Corvinus occupied Krems and Stein in 1477. Její základní kapitál je ve výši 200 000 Kč. Description and rating of 2013 Wachau Ried Schön Grüner Veltliner Smaragd® dry from Weingut Josef Gritsch - "Graben-Gritsch" (Spitz) in Ried Schön A well-conserved ancient grapevine groove is located next to the Haus am Stein behind the Sterngasse. Cruising through the Wachau Valley is one of the highlights of a Danube River Cruise. Its notoriety was due to the "robber barons" of Schloss Schonbuhel and Burg Agstein" who imprisoned their rivals for ransom and tied them to a rock ledge all the time threatening to kill them by throwing them into the gorge. According to archaeological excavations of the foundations of the castle it has been inferred that the castle was built in the early part of the 12th century. Nein, die Verbindungen zwischen dem österreichischen Weinbau und dem Burgund datieren nicht erst, seit der Chardonnay nach vielen Ländern der Neuen Welt auch im Burgenland und an der Donau von sich reden macht. Eine Fahrt mit der Wachaubahn eröffnet diese Vielfalt in ihrer ganzen Breite und Tiefe. Den er optaget på UNESCO's Verdensarvsliste på grund af sin arkitektoniske og landbrugshistorie, og tiltrækker desuden livsnydere på grund af sin mad og vin. Später im 10. Its large enticing popularity is on account of the Benedictine abbey (founded in 1089 AD), perfect example of a "Baroque synthesis of the arts" which forms the western gateway to the Wachau, which is located on a 200 feet (61 m) high cliff. Free time to stroll this quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau … The Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districts date to Leuthold I von Kuenring (1243–1313). Es ist einmalig auf dem Sonnendeck der A-ROSA Donau Flotte zu stehen und diese faszinierende Landschaft der Donau zu bestaunen. Free parking is available on site. Nov 5, 2014 - Thinking about taking a Danube River Cruise? A trip to the Danube district of Lower Austria delights all your senses. Gothic Piarist church in Krems was built in 1014. [14], Today's impressive Baroque abbey, seen painted in mustard yellow colour, was built between 1702 and 1736 to designs by Jakob Prandtauer commissioned by abbot Berthed Dietmayer against all odds faced by him from his fellow monks. Baroque architecture is a dominant feature with the street fronts depicting "late-medieval/post-medieval oriels on sturdy brackets, statues in niches, wall paintings and sgraffito work, or remnants of paintwork or rich Baroque facades." The Danube region offers so many possibilities for enjoyment, celebration and adventure. Von Spitz an der Donau kann man nordwärts entlang des Spitzer Graben fahren, um den Jauerling – das Dach der Wachau – zu erkunden. Outside the gate, the Steiner Tor was originally threatened by flooding from the Danube. [13], The school was returned to the abbey after the Second World War and now caters for nearly 700 pupils of both sexes and is one of the reputed institutions in Austria.[8]. Schloss Schoenbuehel is also a 12th-century castle located on a hill about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Melk. Duke Leopold III took over the castle in 1477. It depicts a unique combination of a Romanesque residential castle and the Gothic chapel, patterned on the Italian palazzo style, which was in vogue then. [7][16] A medieval gate erected in 1480, known as the Steiner Tor, is another notable feature. However, they formed a single entity as Wachau or Tal Wachau only in 1972. This was systematically razed, and three gates were also removed. Fall in love with intimate villages, sophisticated cities, and the sprawling countryside found on the banks of Europe’s second-longest river. The altar built in 1639 is impressive and high and has backdrop of glass windows. This Afternoon, arrive in the village of Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube. [34], Göttweig Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near Krems, was founded as a monastery of canons regular by Blessed Altmann, Bishop of Passau. The course of the river seen now is from Spitz onwards. In the 17th century, the area brought under vineyards varied widely depending on the climate and also the marketability of its wine. Nebenarm Schönbühel: Am rechten Donau-Ufer wurden ein 1,5 km langer Nebenarm wieder instandgesetzt und wellengeschützte Lebensräume für gefährdete Donaufische geschaffen. In the peripheral area of the town, buildings built in the latter half of the 19th century and early 20th century are seen in their original condition. Also of interest is the old post office building of 1792, established by the then-postmaster Freiher von Furnberg; this functions now as a convention centre. Hotel Wachau includes an award-winning restaurant and offers free Wi-Fi. Vidin ist eine der ältesten Städte Bulgariens und liegt direkt an der Donau. It is 73 km upstream of Vienna. Meet your group for lunch (at your own expense) in a local wine tavern, and then reboard the coach to head deeper into the valley. Krems, which includes the town of Stein, an old town located between Kremser Tor (15th century) and Gottweigerghof (13th and 14th century) has many historical buildings, and also "pedestrian only" streets of Obere and Untere Landstrasse. Vidin ist eine der ältesten Städte Bulgariens und liegt direkt an der Donau. Weinreise Wachau an der Donau. Präzise rotbeerige Frucht mit enormer Frische und Eleganz im Abgang. He brought with him from St. Blaise's a number of chosen monks, among whom were Blessed Wirnto and Blessed Berthold, later abbots of Formbach and Garsten respectively. Lovingly arranged flowers and candles, together with paintings from the region, pleasant fragrances and fresh colours, create a cosy atmosphere. Specialities include fish and organic beef dishes, as well as game specialities from Melk Abbey’s hunting grounds. The Danube valley in Austria between the cities of Melk and Krems in Lower Austria is called the Wachau. Hotel Wachau includes an award-winning restaurant and offers free Wi-Fi. On the right of the archway is a small stone coat of arms mentioning Emperor Friedrich III, and the year 1480 in Roman numerals. Schallaburg Renaissance Castle is located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Melk, in the region known as Mostviertel. The name "wachu" as such was recorded as "locus Wahowa" in 853 AD and the name of "Krems" was recorded as Urbs Chremisa in 995 AD, marking it as the oldest Austrian town. [4] Other settlements of note in the Wachau valley include Aggsbach, Bachamsdorf, Bergern im Dunkelsteinerwald, Furth bei Göttweig, Joching, Maria Laach am Jauerling, Mautern an der Donau, Mühldorf, Oberamsdorf, Oberloiben, Rossatz-Arnsdorf, Ruhrsdorf, Schwallenbach, Schönbühel-Aggsbach, Unterloiben and Willendorf. From 2005, celebrating the 700-year anniversary of the city rights, the Steiner Tor was restored as much to its original as possible. Left: Upper Wachau, with the city of Melk in the southwest. Schlossgasse 3 Contact TEL. It has shaped the landscape and the people along its banks since time immemorial. Uncompromising aspiration for quality, new approaches to vineyard management, outstanding winemaking expertise as well as the willingness to continuously learn and improve make Domäne Wachau stand out as one of Austria’s best white wine producers. The Danube in Lower Austria – A Pleasure for All the Senses Imagine sun-drenched vineyards and idyllic orchards, mysterious alluvial forests and imposing monasteries and castles, culinary flights of fancy and the finest in wines. The purpose was to collect taxes from passing boats. Von Spitz aus kann man die Ottenschläger Straße Richtung Waldviertel nehmen, wo man den Ort Mühldorf als Ausläufer der Wachau besichtigen kann (Sehenswürdigkeiten z.B. The temperature variation in the valley between day and cold nights has a significant role to play in the process of ripening of the grapes. Right: Durnstein castle in ruins. Do you want to know the entry ticket price for Dom Der Wachau? It is built over an area of 17,500 square metres (188,000 sq ft). Furnished in a traditional country-house style, this small, family-run 4-star hotel is located at the entrance to Melk, within 500 m of the Danube River, Melk Abbey, and the A1 motorway. Route [4] Wachau also had its fair share of invasions. Guests can also dine on the Wachau Hotel’s terrace in fair weather. Since 1950, the residential complexes have appeared in the upper periphery of the valley. Das wird für Sie wunderschön anzusehen sein: Sie erleben die Wachau hautnah. Oplev en romantisk sightseeingtur med bus og båd fra Wien, hvor du vil opleve Wachau- og Donau-dalenes skønhed. All indicated prices excluding local hotel tax. Would you like to stay in star-rated lodgings, in bon-vivant premium rooms, in a Best-of-Wachau lodging or at a winery? The Babenberg Margraves, with Leopold I as their first king, ruled in Wachau from 976 AD. In nur 6 Kilometer Entfernung liegt die Stadt Krems, knapp 25 Kilometer südöstlich befindet sich St. Pölten, das für seinen Kirchen- und Weinbau berühmt ist. Founded in 1753 by members of the Moravian Church, the colony of 400 square kilometres (150 sq mi) was named "die Wachau" after the valley in Austria because Western North Carolina reminded their leader, Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg, of the ancestral home of the Moravians' patron Nicolaus Ludwig, Imperial Count von Zinzendorf.[39][40]. With almost 2,000 years of history Nikolaihof is the oldest winery in Austria. [36] In 1438, he built a riverbank toll house to regulate shipping on the Danube and used it as a front to accumulate wealth by robbery from ships. The farmsteads also have the usual gated walls, facades, service buildings and vaulted passages, which over the centuries have been modified. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of Lower Austria, located midway between the towns of Melk and Krems that also attracts "connoisseurs and epicureans" for its high-quality wines. Key habitats of rheophilic fish have been strongly reduced in impounded and remaining, free-flowing sections of the Austrian Danube. The small walled town, located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) upstream of Krems, is known for its scenic environment. A-3620 Spitz/Donau, +43 2713 30060-60 Hier ist der legendäre Qualitätsbegriff der Institution Wiener Kaffeehaus spürbar: gemütlich wie ein Wohnzimmer, anheimelnd, eine Oase zum … Paradies an der Donau. Jh. No herbicides, pesticides, fertilisers or synthetic sprays are used in the vineyards. Nicolaus Ludwig, Imperial Count von Zinzendorf, "Getting there - Wachau Nibelungengau Kremstal", "Welcome to the region Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal! [7], Chronologically, the historical legacies associated with the town are as follows: imprisonment of the English King Richard the Lionheart in the Kuenringer Castle (now seen in ruins) from December 1192 to March 1193; the conquest by the Babenberg Duke Frederic II over the rebels of the Kuenring in 1231; building of the St. Kunigunde church in 1231; construction of the town hall (which was later modified in Renaissance style in 1547) with towers and gates between 13th and 14th centuries; recognition as a town in 1347; end of the dynastic rule of Dürnstein by the Kuenrings in 1355; the Habsburgs acquisition of Dürnstein as sovereigns under the rule of Duke Albrecht III of Austria in 1356; establishing the monastery of the Order of St. Augustine – "Augustiner-Chorherren" – and the gothic monastery between 1410 and 1440; Emperor Frederic III awarding the municipal coat of arms to the town in 1476; dissolution of the order of St. Clara's nunnery (built in 1330) and its control delegated to the Augustinian monks in 1571; the 16th century construction of residential buildings in a unique style, which continue to be recognized for their distinct artistic value to this day; building of a new castle in 1630; construction of the baroque monastery between 1710 and 1740; construction of the Wine Cellar Castle or the Keller-Schlößl in 1714; dissolution of the Augustinian monastery by Emperor Joseph II in 1788; battling the French invasion November 11, 1805 (Napoleonic Wars known as the Battle of Dürenstein fought in the flood plains between the river and the mountains in the river section which is curved in the shape of a crescent between Dürnstein and nearby Krems an der Donau; the first city mayor's election in 1850; inauguration of the railway line along the Danube in 1909; refurbishing of the baroque tower of the monastery and painting it in its original blue colour. Jene Weine für das junge Trinkvergnügen sind leicht und duftig, die großen Weine entwickeln mit der Flaschenreife tiefe … Es ist einmalig auf dem Sonnendeck der A-ROSA Donau Flotte zu stehen und diese faszinierende Landschaft der Donau zu bestaunen. Then, return to the ship and continue cruising through the scenic Wachau Valley. The heat retained in the water and the stoney slopes with thin soil cover facilitates this process of growing fine variety of grapes, which results in the sophisticated wines produced in the valley. The abbey managed to survive other threats to its existence during the Napoleonic Wars, and also in the period following the Nazi Anschluss that took control of Austria in 1938, when the school and a large part of the abbey were confiscated by the state. schiffahrt Wien - Wachau - Wien Musik : An der schönen blauen Donau ( Wiener - Walzer ) It now has a population of 936. V obchodním rejstříku je zapsána pod spisovou značkou C 70827, Krajský soud v Brně. Ein unvergleichbar günstiges Angebot für eine Busreise nach Wien, das wirklich erlebnisreiche Stücke spielt.Eine feine Sache diese Busreise – nicht nur für scharfe Rechner! [3] Even prior to the UNESCO recognition, on September 5, 1994, the Wachau area was officially brought under the ambit of the "Natura 2000", a network of European sites of the European Union, to ensure that development in the designated areas follow all rules and regulations. One of the preeminent examples of prehistoric art, it is widely considered to be a fertility goddess. It is said that this silver booty was used to build Wiener Neustadt. This video is unavailable. [35], In 1718, the monastery burnt down and was partially rebuilt on a grander scale during the abbacy of Gottfried Bessel (1714–1749) to designs by Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt inspired by the Escorial, a scheme so lavish that Abbot Gottfried was nearly deposed because of it. Tag: Traumhafte Wachau - Stift Melk - Donauschifffahrt - Dürnstein - Marillenerlebnisweg & Heuriger. Wage dich auf den laaaaangen Jimmy’s Stairway und steig hinab zum jüngsten Szene-Hotspot deiner Stadt!Jimmy’s ist Musik – von handverlesenen DJs, die dir chillige Sounds … Ob Seminar, Urlaub, verlängertes Wochenende, oder als Gast in unserem Donau Lodge Cafe - modernes Styling und das Gefühl, nach Hause zu kommen, sind kein Widerspruch. Auf einer Weinreise durch Niederösterreich kannst Du Wachau und Donau am intensivsten erleben in Wachau Hotels, die Weinerlebnisse anbieten. The restaurant Wachauer Stube was awarded 14 points by the Gault Millau and is also recommended by other restaurant guides. Donau 2.845 km. 35 km von Österreich, so nennt man sie, die Wachau. Send inquiry Heute nimmt It was occupied with tenants and carers in order to stop the looting which had taken place on the river in previous decades. Die Fahrt mit der Wachaubahn eröffnet die Vielfalt der Wachau in ihrer ganzen Breite und Tiefe. Erkunden Sie die Wachau - per Rad entlang des Donauradweges, zu Fuß auf den Wanderrouten des "Welterbesteig Wachau" oder ganz einfach mit dem Schiff auf der Donau! The town of Dürnstein was established in 1019 AD on a rocky promontory along a gentle curve of the Danube river, in the midst of the Wachau valley. Die DonauGuides sind ein Zusammenschluss von Guides entlang der Donau, die bereits seit Jahren zuverlässig Führungen, Transfers und Reiseleitungen von Nürnberg bis Budapest ab. Google maps, to the airport: 90 km The decorations are in terracotta mosaic vividly depicting mythological figures, gods, masks and remarkable human beings and animals; a legendary mythical figurine here is known as "Hundefräulein" (a female human figure with a dog's head). Steiner Tor is a-preserved gate in the city of Krems, originally built in the late 15th century but refashioned in the Baroque style. [27] Wachau is a source of Austria's most prized dry Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners,[28] some of the best from the steep stony slopes next to the Danube on which the vines are planted. Then in 1819, one of his descendants, Ludwig Josef Gregor von Starhemberg, sold the castle to Count Franz von Beroldingen who renovated the castle in the 19th century. In 1181, it came into the possession of the Kuenringer Aggsbach-Gansbach. [3][4][5], The Wachau was inscribed as "Wachau Cultural Landscape" in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in recognition of its architectural and agricultural history, in December 2000.[3][6]. Wer einmal mit dem Schiff durch die Wachau fuhr, wird dies nie vergessen und immer wiederkehren: Die Wachau ist eine der bezauberndsten Flusstäler Europas. From historical times, Krems has been popular for wine trade due to its terraced vineyards. Grüner Veltliner crafted by Heinz & Friends: Herkunftsgebiet für diesen Wein ist die gesamte Wachau, aber vor allem die Südseite mit den Orten Rossatz, Rührsdorf und den Arnsdörfern.Teils auf Hänge der Donau zugeneigt, teil auf Terrassen wächst vor allem der Grüne Veltliner auf typischen Urgesteinsböden. In 1606, Anna Baroness acquired the castle, but after her death, the castle was neglected. Im 1. The abbey has a horde of windows, at 1888 numbers to be exact. Along the danube you can find wines from Wachau Classic, Himmelstiege and Katzensprung, as well as our Grüner Veltliner crafted by Heinz & Friends. It is famous for the fact that the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the former owner of the castle. Here's what you'll see: [3][4], From 1700 onwards (considered under the modern period) many renovation works were undertaken. Another dominant feature in the town is the Birago Barracks, built during 1910–13. The tower building dates from much more recently, and dates to the Baroque period during the reign of Maria Theresa, 1756. Die Donau stellt sich auch sehr abwechslungsreich dar, an manchen Stellen ist sie. Firma DONAU - WACHAU wohnbau gesellschaft, s.r.o., společnost s ručením omezeným. [16], The abbey has a library of 130,000 books and manuscripts, and a particularly important collection of religious engravings, besides valuable collections of coins, antiquities, musical manuscripts and natural history, all of which survived the dangers of World War II and its immediate aftermath almost without loss. The 15th and 16th centuries' ambiance is witnessed in the "towns' taverns or inns, stations for changing draught horses, boat operators' and toll houses, mills, smithies, or salt storehouses". Of course, the hotel also welcomes non-cyclists. wurde die Stadt von den Römern besiedelt, die dort eine hohe Steinfestung namens Bononia erbauten, um damit den Grenzweg zur Donau zu bewachen. He was the leading painter, draughtsman and etcher of the Austrian late Baroque. Als damaliges Landgasthof wurde es ständig erweitert und revitalisiert. Prior Hartmann of St. Blaise's Abbey in the Black Forest was elected abbot. There are also four Tuscan columns built between the towers. 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[4], Set in the Wachau and depicting the politics of the times, the epic German poem "Nibelungenlied" was written around 1200 AD. It is located above the town of Melk on a granite rocky outcrop at an elevation of 228 metres (748 ft) overlooking the river Danube in Lower Austria, adjoining the Wachau valley, about 40 km upstream of Krems. : +43 2752/717 77 FAX. small watchtower-like fortresses) in the area of Rossatz-Arnsdorf municipality, the remains of which can still be seen today, most notably in Bacharnsdorf. The recipe for the bread is credited to the Schmidl family of Dürnstein, and is a closely guarded secret. Der Blick folgt den Kähnen durch das große Fenster. 2017 Wachau Ried Brandstatt Grüner Veltliner Smaragd® dry, Lower Austria/Niederösterreich, Austria Their products, known for their purity, are labelled under the categories of Steinfeder, Federspiel or Smaragd. The land formation in the valley is dictated by the clay and silt deposits around Weissenkirchen and at the beginning of the Wachau stretch. To find out about the local hotel tax rate and exceptions, please click on the link below. At the gate entrance to the castle, there are two large "smoke-spewing dragons", each 30 metres (98 ft) long and 6 metres (20 ft) high, which is favourite entertainment spot for the children to slide down its mouth from the top. [29], The historical monuments in the Wachau valley are more than 5000. Other impressive features in the church are the statues of apostles Peter and Paul, painting on the ceiling of Holy Trinity flanked by several saints. Schallaburg Castle, located in the municipality of Schollach, is one of the best-known Renaissance style castles in Lower Austria north of the Alps. [10], However, substantial changes in the landscape were witnessed during medieval period from the 9th century with establishment of the Bavarian and Salzburg monasteries. [3][4], A notable feature of the valley is the layout of the winegrowers' farmsteads. Roman rule on the southern banks of the Danube came to an end when King Odoaker ordered the evacuation of the Latin speaking population in 488 AD. In 1429, Duke Albrecht V pledged to rebuild the ruined castle because of its strategic position on the Danube. The abbey also houses a very impressive museum where monastic treasures are displayed and information on the entire history of Austria is also narrated; an illustrative depiction of the "Melk Cross" of the late medieval period (14th century) is conserved (in the treasury) in the museum. The balcony that connects the library and the marble hall provides exceptional views of the Wachu valley amidst the Danube River. The church was also the theological college of the Piarists between 1636 and 1641. Normalerweise ist sie 6–10 m tief. The casket of abbey's founder, an ornamental organ front dated to 1703, the Altmann Crypt and the choir stalls are also seen behind the altar. In Kombination von Radfahren, Wandern und Entspannen & Staunen am Schiff bietet Ihnen die Möglichkeit, die Wachau aus verschiedensten Blickwinkel zu entdecken. Right: Landscape of Steiner Tor. The duke and his wife were assassinated during their visit to Sarajevo, which triggered World War I. Nicht alle sind reine Weingüter. With the dissipation of this line of rule, Duke Albrecht V (King Albrecht II) came to power in 1430. A trip to the Danube district of Lower Austria delights all your senses. It is round baked bread called Gebäck, which is made from the flour of rye and wheat. The castle also houses their tomb. A school was founded in the 12th century, and the monastic library soon became renowned for its extensive manuscript collection. The castle was besieged during the revolt of the Austrian nobility against Duke Albrecht I in 1295/96. [20], Artstetten-Pöbring is a small town in the Melk district most known for Artstetten Castle, which is noted for its many onion-shaped domes. In the 15th century, the abbey became the centre of the "Melk Reform movement" which reinvigorated the monastic life of Austria and Southern Germany. The Wachauerhof is the ideal starting point to explore the Wachau and the Waldviertel region, with its largely untouched nature and … Other important towns in the valley are Dürnstein, Weißenkirchen in der Wachau and Emmersdorf an der Donau, which have a galaxy of old homestead buildings dating from the mid-6th century. [8][14], The abbey was founded in 1089 AD when Leopold II, Margrave of Austria gave one of his castles to Benedictine monks from Lambach Abbey. Sternradtour Wachau. Auf 30 km Länge von Melk nach Krems gibt es so einiges zu entdecken. Later, another dishonest baron, Georg von Stain, occupied the castle but in 1476 he was caught and expelled and was forced to surrender the castle. The church in the complex has two unconventional towers with flat pyramidal shape. Die Domäne Wachau liegt in der kleinen Mittelalterstadt Dürnstein, direkt am Nordufer der Donau in der Natur- und Kulturlandschaft Wachau. Nicht umsonst ist die Wachau UNESO-Welterbe. Chci své peníze! Das berühmte Donautal zwischen Melk und Krems wird Sie begeistern. [3][4], The Wachau was inscribed as "Wachau Cultural Landscape" in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in December 2000 under category (ii) for its riverine landscape and under category (iv) for the medieval landscape that depicts architectural monuments, human settlements, and the agricultural use of its land. A1 Autobahn between Vienna and Salzburg has a station close to the town centre. 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