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.

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Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler, and the Danube River Hotels

While there are some luxury hotels in Linz and a few castle-hotels along the Danube, in general accommodations in... read more

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Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler, and the Danube River Restaurants

With some exceptions, food in this region, while influenced by Viennese cuisine, is on the simple side. The basics are... read more

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Things To Do in Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler, and the Danube River

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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