Wachau Valley Austria

My fellow students and I took a wine/grape juice tasting bike trip through the Wachau wine-producing valley in Austria. This valley is famous, not only for its vinyards and fine wines and picturesque small towns, but also as the locaton of the castle ruins where King Richard the Lion-Heart of England was held captive by Duke Leopold V.

The small towns along this beautiful valley are lined with narrow cobble-stone streets and charming architecture, reflected in its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Europe’s second longest river, the Danube, runs along the bottom of the Wachau valley.