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The Wachau is located in Lower Austria on the river banks of the Danube river. The area is approximately 30 kilometers long.


The Wachau is very famous for its vineyards and the beautiful scenery. The climate is a bit milder than in the other parts of Lower Austria, because of the pannonian climate influence. This is why there are lots of vineyards, apricot trees and even almond trees. The winemakers of this region offer their homemade wine at the so-called Heurigen, which are wine-taverns where cold food and local wine is offered. To sign that their Heurigen is open the wine-makers put a small wheel made of straw in front of their house. Tourism is very popular in the Wachau and a trip by boat on the Danube River is an experience you won't forget.


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Unterloiben and Oberloiben in the Wachau Valley

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  • Hotel & Restaurant Richard Lionheart (Romantik Hotel Richard Löwenherz), Dürnstein 8, 3601 Dürnstein, 0043 2711 222 (, fax: 0043 2711 222 18), [1]. In Dürnstein, where Richard Lionheart I had to make an involuntary stop-over some 800 years ago, lies the Hotel & Restaurant Richard Lionheart romantically situated amidst the River Danube Scenery of the Wachau Region. The Four-Star-Hotel offers 39 Rooms, Suites and Apartments, and a Gourmet-Restaurant awarded one toque by Gault Millau.  edit

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