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White churches in the Wachau – The heart of the Danube Valley
The two thousand year history has left a positive mark in white churches. impressive is the fortified church 1190. She overlooks the picturesque streets mild historic houses and magnificent courtyards. Romance and beauty to make the capital of the province a great experience.
Surrounded by the foothills of the plateau and the Waldviertler Dunkelsteinerwald the market town of white churches nestled in the Danube valley. With 500 Hectares of vines surface is white churches the center of the Wachau wine-growing and wine culture of the Lower Austrian. Young and old will find here all kinds of opportunities for recreation. Anyone who wants to enjoy the free time really, is welcome.
The town is dominated by the imposing Gothic fortified church from the 14. Century., which gives them their name and their mighty tower 1531 was built to protect against the Turks.
Inside, mix late Gothic and Baroque.
Another attraction is the magnificent Renaissance-derived Teisenhoferhof (Completion 1542), The day also Wachaumuseum, a branch of the north. State Museum, and the wine museum houses, as well as those situated on the Danube from the three salt Blame 17. Century, have to be past the nearby northern forest district supplied with the salt.
At 830 , the left bank of the Danube for the first time "Wahowa" as (Wachau) designated.
Surrounded by vineyards and squeezed in between the silver ribbon of the Danube and green forests rises the massive Gothic parish church of white churches.
With the wine villages Joching, Wösendorf and St. Michael bildet Weißenkirchen den Mittelpunkt der Wachau. Weissenkirchen ist der Ort der Ursprungs Rieslingrebe.
The cultural center is the white churches in Teisenhoferhof. The inhabitants of this unique river landscape saw the Nibelungen pull to the far land of the Huns, defied the attacks of the Avars, and finally saw through the Christianization of Bavarian monks economically their first bloom. Reading courts of the diocese of Passau, Monasteries of Freising, Tegernsee and Niederaltaich are still witnesses of solidarity with the South of Germany.
The 1.500 Inhabitants live mainly from wine. No factory chimney pollutes the air. A landscape characterized by the harmony of nature and culture, were, the poetry of living between the man and his environment.
A classic wine village with the origin of the vineyard Riesling.
The mighty St. Magdalen Prandtauerhof with the Chapel and Vineyard Road mark the spot, associated with the name of the wine pioneer Josef Jamek related.
Marketplace, Church and narrow romantic lanes and interesting containers are the characteristics of Wösendorf. Former convent houses testify to the former importance of this
Settlement, which is now a popular destination and a sought-after wine taverns
Sleepy hamlet with only 13 Houses and less than three dozen residents, but of great historical significance. From 987 St was. Michael is the only parish far and wide. From here, the people of the Wachau Valley and the southern forest district for a long time pastoral care. The cadastral St. Michael, the same fortified church dating from the period around 1500.Die parish St. Michael is still 500 Years older and is the oldest parish in the Wachau.