Cruising Through the Wachau Valley

One of the highlights of any Danube River journal is the cruising Wachau Valley. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a beautiful stretch of Austria with green rolling hills, miles of vineyards, tiny little towns & impressive castles & churches. We enjoyed cruising through the valley on a sunny, cold afternoon. With a prime spot in the terrace of the Viking Jarl, we watched the world go by for hours, glass of champagne in one hand, camera in the other. Here are some of my favorite sites from our best afternoon on the river.

heading out of Krems, Austria with a bottle of Viking bubbly!
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Viking Cruise Austria

Krems, Austria
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Viking Cruise Austria

a little river traffic in Durnstein, Austria
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Viking Cruise Austria

the oldest church along this part of the Danube in Weissenkirchen in der Wachau
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Viking Cruise Austria

the oldest church along this part of the Danube in Weissenkirchen in der Wachau
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Viking Cruise Austria

little church along the Danube
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Viking Cruise Austria

clear, cold day on the Danube
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Viking Cruise Austria

Spitz, Austria
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Viking Cruise Austria

coming out of the Valley
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Viking Cruise Austria

sunset on the river
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Viking Cruise Austria

the stunning Schloss Schonbuhel castle
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Viking Cruise Austria

this castle is the last sight in the Wachau Valley heading north – what a way to finish!
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Christina is a 30-something D.I.N.K. travel writer & photographer who travels the world often wedged into the middle seat. Follow her on Twitter & Facebook.

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