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Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler, and the Danube River Travel Guide

Plan Your Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler, and the Danube River Vacation

A trip along the Austrian Danube unfolds like a treasured picture book. Roman ruins (some dating to Emperor Claudius), remains of medieval castles-in-air, and Baroque monasteries with "candle-snuffer" cupolas perching precariously above the river stimulate the imagination with their historic legends and myths. Today, thanks to the technology of modern dams, travelers have the luxury of

tamely observing this part of Austria from the deck of a comfortable river steamer. In good weather the nine-hour trip upriver from Vienna to Linz is highly rewarding. If your schedule allows, continuing onward to Passau may be less dramatic but gives more time to take in the picturesque vineyards and the castles perched on crags overlooking the river.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Baden. Spend an afternoon discovering the attractive spa and casino town of Baden.
  2. Leisurely Bike Rides Pedal through the flat plains surrounding Neusiedler Lake, stopping to explore scenic tiny villages and eat fresh fish from the lake.
  3. The Melk Abbey Magnificent Benedictine baroque splendor leaves you breathless. The enormous edifice, stately royal rooms, lovely library, and golden, glittering church are incomparable.
  4. Linz As the saying goes, "It begins in Linz." Designated the Cultural Capital of Europe 2009, the capital of the province of Upper Austria has awakened to a new future, taking a leading role in contemporary art, style, and design.
  5. Wachau Valley Travel in tranquillity by boat or bike between the historic towns of Krems and Melk and experience the Danube Valley's most picturesque and verdant vistas.

When To Go

When to Go to Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler, and the Danube River

Most of the regions around Vienna and along the Danube are best seen in the temperate months between mid-March and mid-November; not much is offe...

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