Weißenkirchen in der Wachau
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The white church seen in the photo here has stood since the 14th century, serving as both a place of worship and fortification to protect the villagers when plundering Turks threatened. It is also the source of the name of the village—Weissenkirchen—which translates as “white church.” Besides its postcard-perfect setting accented by colorful flower boxes and carefully tended gardens, one of the village’s main claims to fame is its apricots. These delectable fruits make their way into brandies and jams, which Uniworld guests will get to taste during an exclusive fruit brandy distillery visit. From history to distinctive dishes, Uniworld’s onshore and onboard programs prepare guests for the destinations they visit, with a 360-degree perspective that brings small villages and cultural capitals to life.
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