The Danube Valley
The Danube Valley ( 7 – 8 Hours Tour )
The 33 km between the towns KREMS and MELK are called WACHAU, one of the most beautiful European river landscapes. Far back in the Stone Age this valley was already inhabited. KREMS was first mentioned on an Arabic map of the world as Germesia. On both sides of the river excellent wines grow on high terraces. The best apricots are grown here. From December 26th.1192, untill march 1193 the English King Richard I “The Lionheart” was kept prisoner after the cruisade at DÜRNSTEIN until ransom in the value of 23 tons of silver was paid for him. This small village with its romantic castle ruin is a jewel which seems to take the visitor back into the middle ages. On this tour we will also visit Austria`s biggest baroque Benedictine Abbey at MELK with its absolutely unique library. Part of this tour can also be made by river boat. Fare not included.