Collected by Elizabeth Dornstreich
3610 Weißenkirchen in der Wachau, Austria
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—...
3601 Dürnstein, Austria
Austria’s UNESCO World Heritage Wachau Valley is famous not only for its award-winning Rieslings and apricot brandy, but also for producing the world’s only bio-dynamically certified saffron. Tantalize your senses with flavorful delicacies as you...
Loisium-Allee 2, 3550 Langenlois, Austria
Amid the vineyards of Lower Austria, the country’s most well-known wine region, is a rather unique concept: a spa for wine lovers. Here guests can enjoy the usual benefits of a spa and indulge their love of wine. The ultra-modern building,...
Loisium-Allee 1, 3550 Langenlois, Austria
In the wine region along the Danube in Lower Austria, acclaimed American architect Steven Holl designed a striking contemporary building for the Loisium World of Wine in Langenlois. Surrounded by centuries-old vines, the building is a prime...
3390 Melk, Austria
On a hill above the Danube, Melk Abbey is one of Europe’s built marvels, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the most important works of Baroque architecture in the world. Originally a palace, Leopold II presented it to a Benedictine order in...
Abt-Berthold-Dietmayr-Straße 1, 3390 Melk, Austria
Towering high above the banks of the Danube in the Wachau Valley, the bright yellow Melk Abbey is one of Austria's most beautiful Baroque buildings. It's been rebuilt several times since its 11th-century origins, with its present form dating to...
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