Social Activities

Optional - Trip to Wachau

Sun, 31.07.2016, tba

The festive Conference Dinner poses the official end of 2016's Joint Conference of EAVA & WAHVM. For those who would like to use the opportunity to stay for Sunday in order to see something of the beautiful nature and culture of Austria, we offer a conjoint excursion.

Together with the Melk Abbey the Danube region Wachau with its mellow landscape made of vineyards, apricot trees, and numerous castles has been selected as the “Best Historic Destination of the World”. Both we will visit during our trip.

A coach will bring us within one hour to Krems which forms the entrance to the Wachau. The small city is located at the Danube river and a short sightseeing tour through the ancient center will be possible. Afterwards we will continue by coach and see Dürnstein – a picturesque village with a famous blue church and the ruins of a castle where Richard the Lionheart was held captive. In Spitz a boat will pick us up and bring us further up the Danube to Melk. During the boat trip we will have a laid-back time passing through the most beautiful parts of the cultural landscape of the Wachau valley with small villages and old castles passing by. In Melk we will have a guided tour through the monumental Abbey and see the historic library. Finally tables will be reserved for us in the Melk Abbey restaurant to conclude a great day!

“Wachau is an outstanding example of a river landscape bordered by mountains in which material evidence of its long historical evolution has survived to a remarkable degree. The architecture, the human settlements, and the agricultural use of the land in Wachau vividly illustrate a fundamentally medieval landscape which has evolved organically and harmoniously over time. (http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=970 1, 13.10.2015)

Please note that this excursion is optional and not covered by the registration fee. Pre-registration including payment is necessary and can be conducted during the registration process.

The fee for the trip includes the coach, the boat trip as well as the entrance fee and the fee for the guided tour at Melk Abbey. Meals and drinks are not included and will have to be paid individually.

Stift Melk (© Walter Hochauer, source: wiki)
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Wachau valley (© AHE, source: private)
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