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The Wachau is a riverside area streching for about 30 km on either side of the Danube from Melk to Krems.
Wine making has existed in the Wachau since the time of the Celts. The Romans introduced the art of grafting and cultivating vines. In 2000 UNESCO nominated the Wachau as a world cultural heritage. Due to the wonderful landscape, the numerous leisure activities and the culinary delights, the Wachau is one of the most popular areas in Austria for day trips and holidays.

The Climate in the Wachau