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Wein & Wachau

Kirchengasse 5, Melk 3390, Austria
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Melk
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Brilliant! Grapes hanging on the vine, friendly locals, perfectly scenery... what more could a girl ask for?

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Busselton, Australia
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65 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We organised this wonderful trip via the tourist information centre in Wien which is a really great place for day trips. We also organised going to Hungry but that is another story!! The Wachau is the stretch of narrow valley between Melk and Krems through which the Danube flows. We went to the Opera House and caught the bus to... More

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Georgetown, Guyana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Nicolette was an awesome tour guide. Have going to see the scenery and the lunch was really awesome.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We booked a day trip from Vienna by bus which included a lot for one day--including Melk Abbey, the town of Krems, various churches and small towns along the way. For us, this was the best way to go, as we saw a lot of the countryside around Vienna and were amazed at all that we accomplished that we never... More

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We thought it was just going to be a boat ride, similar to the many we have been on in Europe. But we were simply amazed at the beauty of the terraced hillsides (vineyards) and towns/castles along the banks of the Danube. We took a bus/boat tour from Vienna, a 1/2 day excursion, about 45 minutes from Vienna. We stopped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Absolutely loved the Wachau region. We decided to take the train from Vienna to Melk, bike to Krems, and take train back. From everything I had read the bike ride wasn't supposed to last more than 2-3 hours. Wrong! It took us 3 hrs or so (with a couple stops along the way) just to get to Spitz. By that... More

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New Castle, Delaware
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30 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Apricot candles, candies, liquor, schnapps, brandy, jam, wine, juices, anything apricot is here. It is worth an hour of shopping and an hour for lunch in this basically one street town. Loved the steep stone paved street coming down from the Abby. The Abby plus the town is a nice 3-4 hour visit.

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highland lakes texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The second thing I will tell you about is that we did the trip to the Wachau Valley with the fantastic help of the TA experts. It works like clockwork just like they tell you. One thing - when you go to the train station at 06:15 there are very few people to ask where to buy the tickets. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We took the advice of excellent and experienced tripadvisor contributors like Vertical and others and did the the trip on our own; its cheaper and more relaxed; no rushing from one place to the other. We took an early train from Westbahnhof to Melk, a pleasant 1.h 15m trip.We spent the whole morning in Melk. We went on purpose on... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Austria is stunningly beautiful and this particular area is more so with deep valleys, quaint villages and towering castles. It appears to be the most beautiful part of the Danube River. We enjoyed the library at the Abbey at Melk, but if you've seen an abbey before, you could probably take a pass, although the view from on top is... More

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