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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Lower Austria, Austria Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 48°21′52″N 15°26′03″E / 48.3644°N 15.4342°E / 48.3644; 15.4342
Criteria Cultural: (ii), (iv) Edit this on Wikidata
Reference 970
Inscription 2000 (24th Session)
Wachau is located in Austria
Location of Wachau

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.

The Wachau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is for its architectural and agricultural history.[1][2]

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