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Wachau Valley of Austria - UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Cruising the Danube River is a wonderful river cruise experience, and the Wachau Valley of Austria is one of the most scenic sections of the river. This beautiful valley stretches for about 20 miles along the river between Melk and Krems. Along the narrow Wachau Valley there are many charming towns, terraced vineyards, castles, and monasteries.

The Wachau Valley is included on many Danube River cruise itineraries, and river ships sail through the valley in daylight, with stopovers in Melk and sometimes in Durnstein.

Although much of the Danube is very scenic, another spectacular section is the Iron Gates in Serbia, which is included in eastern European itineraries to/from the Black Sea.

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