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Private Tour of Melk Hallstatt and Salzburg from Vienna
"We will take you on a private ride to the West of Austria to the famous lake district. With a first stop at a Benedictine abbey above the town of Melk Lower Austria which is on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube river adjoining the Wachau valley.The abbey contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg Austria's first ruling dynasty. Your driver will take you to the top of Abbey where you will have a great view of the town Melk nearby gardens and the famous abbey.We will then continue further into the Lake district and drive through beautiful towns like Bad Ischl and take a stop in the picturesque village of Hallstatt which is known for its production of salt dating back to prehistoric times
From EUR649.00
 
Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna
"You will be picked up at your central located adress in Vienna. between 6.45am and 7.15am from your hotel in Vienna. On the way you will be passing Wachau the Danube Valley with it's beautiful landscapes also world famous for its wines as well as for the imprisonment of King Richard and the Benedictine Monastery of Melk. Stop on the highway for breakfast (not included) at Ansfelden or similar place. Exit highway for Salzkammergut beside the overwhelming landscape with lakes and mountains it is the alpine scenery of ""Sound of Music"". You will arrive in Salzburg around noon.You will then enjoy a city walk visiting the most important sights like Mozarteum  Getreidegasse
From EUR119.00
 
Private Danube Valley Tour from Vienna
"The gorgeous Danube Valley is one of our country's true gems and is always worth a visit. Take a side-trip from Vienna to discover Austria's wine country quaint towns and medieval villages and to visit the world-famous Melk Abbey. Depart from your hotel in Vienna in a chauffeur-driven private limousine or minivan. For your safety and comfort you are driven by a professional chauffeur and guided by a se where the English King Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner in the 12th century. Your guide shows you the highlights including the town hall the medieval courtyards the rustic wine taverns and the abbey of St. Augustine with its famous blue tower. If you like take a short hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart suffered back in the day. Don’t miss your opportunity to sample the locally made apricot marmalade and the delicious apricot schnapps. Further up the Danube
From EUR925.00

More Things to Do in Krems an der Donau

Other main towns at Wachau area

Besides Krems, 2 other nearby towns in the Wachau region which you must visit are Melk and Durnstein. Melk is well-known for its Benedictine Abbey of Melk (Stift Melk) and Durnstein is a lovely town...
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victorwkf
Mar 21, 2008

Vineyards at Wachau area

The Wachau region is one of the best wine region in Austria and you will be able to see many vineyards along the Danube on your way to Krems and beyond. You can purchase good wines when you are in...
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Mar 21, 2008

Other castles at Wachau area

There are several other castles and historical sites in the Wachau area, besides those stated in my VT Krems, Melk and Durnstein pages. It is possible to visit all of them if you have at least a few...
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victorwkf
Mar 21, 2008

Aggstein Castle (Part 2)

Attached here are more photographs of Aggstein Castle (Burg Aggstein). My wife and I are able to visit this castle on top of a hill thanks to Michael (VT member globetrott) who drove us up with his...
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victorwkf
Mar 21, 2008

Aggstein Castle (Part 1)

The Aggstein Castle (Burg Aggstein) is located on a hill overlooking the entire Danube Valley. It was built in the 12th century by the Kuenringer family. This castle was once known as "robber barons"...
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victorwkf
Mar 21, 2008

Schonbuhel Castle

When you are either travelling by road or ferry along the Danube River between Melk and Krems, you will see the Schonbuhel Castle (Schloss Schonbuhel) located on the south bank of the river.This...
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victorwkf
Mar 21, 2008
 
 
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Krems - Walls, History & Architecture

The wall of the old town area of Krems is still well-preserved, so are the many historical buildings of this lovely area. To enjoy the entire area, you will need to spend a few hours but it is worth...
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Mar 21, 2008

Krems Old Town (Part 2)

Attached here are more photographs of the old town area of Krems, some more photographs are at the travelogue section of this VT page.Other attractions of Krems outside the old town area are:-...
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Mar 21, 2008

Krems Old Town (Part 1)

Krems an der Donau is one of the bigger towns of the Wachau region with a history dating back to over 1000 years. The main highlight of Krems must be the old town area which surrounded by walls and...
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Mar 21, 2008

Danube River

The famous Danube River runs through the Wachau area of Austria, passing by numerous towns including Krems, Durnstein (see my VT Durnstein page) and Melk (see my VT Melk page). Either by road or by...
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victorwkf
Mar 21, 2008

Grafenegg Castle

The Grafenegg Castle (Schloss Grafenegg) is located about 10km east of Krems. This is an interesting castle because it looks more like an English castle than an Austrian castle. It was built in gothic...
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victorwkf
Mar 21, 2008

Stift Gottweig

Stift Gottweig (Gottweig Abbey) is situated on a hill about 6km south of Krems on the way back to Vienna. This abbey was founded in 1083 and given the Benedictine Order in 1094. The abbey is of...
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victorwkf
Mar 21, 2008

Enjoy the great wines!

All who know me know that I am a wine enthusiast. According to the traditions of my home area I was mostly drinking red wines but when I visited this area here I started to love the whies as well....
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georgtrakl
Aug 17, 2007

Must Go to See Stift Melk

When you visit the Donau go to 1000 years-old Melk Abbey or Stift Melk.Stift Melk is an historic Austrian Benedictine abbey, and one of the world's most famous monastic sites. It is located above the...
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longsanborn
Jan 19, 2007

Top Hotels in Krems an der Donau

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Schillerstrasse 5, Krems, 3500, Austria
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Edmund-Hofbauer-Strasse 19, Krems, Danube Valley, Austria
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Hofrat-Erben-Strasse 4, Krems, Danube Valley, 3500, Austria
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Am Goldberg 2, Krems, Danube Valley, 3500, Austria
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Top 5 Krems an der Donau Writers

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victorwkf

"Wachau - Krems, Aggstein and Surroundings"
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Anjutka

"Wachau"
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longsanborn

"KREMS an der DONAU"
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morgenhund

"A pleasant day trip away from Vienna"
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lotharlerch

"Wachau - UNDER CONSTRUCTION"
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