The Wachau is an Austrian valley with a picturesque landscape shaped by the Danube river. It is one of the maximum distinguished visitor destinations of Lower Austria, located midway among the towns of Melk and Krems that also attracts "connoisseurs and epicureans" for its tremendous wines. It is 40 kilometres in duration and became already settled in prehistoric times. A famous vicinity and traveller attraction is Durnstein, wherein King Richard the Lion-Heart of England changed into held captive by way of Duke Leopold V.
The architectural elegance of its historical monasteries, castles and ruins mixed with the city structure of its towns and villages, and the cultivation of vines as an crucial agricultural produce are the dominant features of the valley. The Wachau become inscribed as "Wachau Cultural Landscape" within the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in popularity of its architectural and agricultural history, in December 2000.
Even earlier than the Neolithic period brought in adjustments inside the natural surroundings of the valley, Palaeolithic's information of the valley had been recognized inside the shape of "collectible figurines" in Galgenberg and Willendorf stated to be 32,000 years and 26,000 years antique respectively that testify to human career inside the valley. It has been inferred that Krems and Melk were properly settled institutions in the early Neolithic duration among 4500 BC and 1800 BC. Wachau Valley's historical history within the Neolithic duration commenced with deforestation by using the people of the land for cultivation and settlement.
Currency: Schillings - ATS Pincode of Wachau: 1454 Language : German, Slovenian, Hungarian Weather: Summer 2°C to 19°C Winter -3°C to 10°C