ANOTHER KIND OF CITY ESCAPE
The "Wachau" is a valley with a picturesque landscape formed by the Danube river. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of Lower Austria, located midway between the towns of Melk and Krems that also attracts "connoisseurs and epicureans" for its high-quality wines. And inscribed as "Wachau Cultural Landscape" in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.
A day full of lasting impressions.
The former Hungarian coronation city of Bratislava is only 1 hour away from Vienna. (today Pressburg)
Today's capital of Slovakia offers picturesque alleys, romantic squares and monuments that are well worth seeing. A very worthwhile day trip.
Only 15 minutes westward of Vienna.
The plans to embellish the monastery on the scale of an Austrian Escorial were later resumed by architect Kornhäusel, though only small parts were actually carried out.
The Monastery contains the world famous Verdun Altar, made in 1181 and the archducal hat, the symbol of unity of the Austrian hereditary lands.
TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS
Stift Heiligenkreuz, founded in 1133 - home of the famous monks of "Chants", Mayerling - the castle, where Crown Prince Rudolf shot himself and his mistress Mary Vetsera - these are the highlights of a half day excursion.
SALZBURG & SALZKAMMERGUT
Salzburg is much more than the city of Mozart. Sights such as the cathedral, fortress, Getreidegasse, Hellbrunn or Mirabell Palace guarantee an unforgettable day.
Or a trip to the Salzkammergut (lake district), Hallstatt, St. Wolfgang, Bad Ausee and much more.
A perfect day trip !!
A day trip to the Wachau. First to Melk, then visiting a winery in Joching, then eating dinner at a fish-restaurant in Weisskirchen and later in the afternoon maybe visiting Dürnstein or Krems with the remarkable "Weinstadtmuseum"