Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler, and the Danube River Travel Guide
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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.
While there are some luxury hotels in Linz and a few castle-hotels along the Danube, in general accommodations in villages in the countryside are pretty...read more
With some exceptions, food in this region, while influenced by Viennese cuisine, is on the simple side. The basics are available in abundance: roast meats...read more
Things To Do in Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler, and the Danube River
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The flat plains around Neusiedler Lake, with their tiny hamlets and unspoiled scenery, are perfect for leisurely bicycling. Practically every... Read more
The epitome of Austrian viticulture is found in the Wachau, those few precious kilometers of terraced vineyards along the north bank of the Danube... Read more
Baden.: Spend an afternoon discovering the attractive spa and casino town of Baden.... Read more
A great way to see Carnuntum and the towns along the Danube is by bicycle. Bike routes are well marked, extensive, and in excellent condition... Read more
Pöstlingberg. When you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Linz, just hop on the Pöstlingbergbahn, an electric railway, for a scenic ride... Read more
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