Friday, February 12, 2010

Wachau - Austria

These 2 cards are from Austria and both from Wachau, an austrian unesco whs. I didn't have cards from there and i got the 1st one from "oldieoma" in Switzerland during the meeting in Zurich. The other one is an official card, my 1st one from Austria.

"The Wachau is an Austrian valley with a landscape of high visibility formed by the Danube river. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of Lower Austria, located midway between the towns of Melk and Krems. It is 30 km in length and was already settled in prehistoric times. A well-known place and tourist attraction is Dürnstein, where King Richard the Lion-Heart of England was held captive by Duke Leopold V." - in: wikipedia

On the card we can see the Stift Melk, the Castle and Abbey of Schönbühel, Dürnstein and the ruins of the Aggstein Castle.

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