|Wachau Cultural Landscape *|
|Region **||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||2000 (24th Session)|
|* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List
** Region as classified by UNESCO
The Wachau is an Austrian valley. It has pretty landscape formed by the Danube river. It is one of the biggest tourist places of Lower Austria. It is midway between the towns of Melk and Krems. It is 40 kilometres (25 mi) in length. People lived here in prehistoric times. A well-known place and tourist attraction is Dürnstein. This is where King Richard the Lion-Heart of England was held captive by Duke Leopold V.
- "Wachau Cultural Landscape". Unseco.org. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/970. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
- "United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization Convention Concerning The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage, World Heritage Committee:Twenty-fourth session, Cairns, Australia:27 November – 2 December 2000: Report". Unesco.org. http://whc.unesco.org/archive/repcom00.htm#970. Retrieved December 5, 2010.