Around 100,000 books dating back to the year 900 and the many rooms are being restored at Austria’s historic Melk Abbey’s Library.
From magnificent churches and civic buildings to the Wachau Valley, don’t miss these UNESCO sites during your Danube River cruise!
Aboard The Viking Vilhjalm — Early in the morning, Debi Lander’s Viking Longship arrived in Krems, a small Austrian village on the banks of the Danube. Red roofs, a bulbous turret and a yellow clock tower rising above the town greeted her. Viking cruises offers an exclusive visit to the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery that’s been in existence for more than 900 years. The monks live, work and worship from a hilltop overlooking postcard-pretty Wachau Valley.
Visiting the Wachau Valley Austria? From hiking the UNESCO World Heritage Walking Trail to biking the Danube Cycle Path, every story is told through wine.
Read more from source: Wine of the Wachau, Austria: Stories from the Stone Wall Vineyards
Along the Danube, the 40-km Wachau Valley in Austria, with its hilltop ruins, castles, vineyards, historic towns and quaint villages, is of special significance to mankind. As UNESCO calls it: a landscape of high visual quality. Then there’s the magnificent Melk Abbey!
This is a contentious one. 🙂
Austria has absolutely no shortage of absolutely stunning natural sights so you’re bound to find somewhere else say their valley is more beautiful but when you beauty is so renowned that it’s been award UNESCO World Heritage status, you kinda know you got that title in the bag!
A visit to Melk Abbey in Austria is a combination history, religion, and art lesson.