Danube Wachau Valley

Danube Wachau Valley

The section of the Danube River in Austria, between Krems, past Spitz and as far as Melk, is known as the Wachau Valley. In the year 2000, it was added to the list of UNESCO world Heritage sites. It is known for its a wonderful scenery of medieval towns and terraced vineyards.

Towns along the Danube

Towns along the Danube

At 10 o’clock on a Sunday morning in mid December, the sun was still burning away the morning fog.

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Our riverboat left Vienna at 1:30 in the morning. It travelled through the night and headed for the town of Melk. The river is like a highway for the riverboats. It was late in the season and we are on the second last trip of the year. Fortunately there was no snow yet, and the temperatures stayed above freezing. By 11 o’clock the skies were getting a little brighter. We were scheduled to dock at Melk around noon.

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