Vienna Woods + Danube Valley
We will visit the Höldrichsmühle area, where Franz Schubert, a famous composer, used to spend his summer holidays. At the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz we will see the medieval cloister which houses the remains of the last Babenberger.
Afterwards we will travel through the romantic Helenental to the former Mayerling hunting lodge, which is today a memorial chapel where Crown Prince Rudolf met his tragic end together with Baroness Mary Vetsera in 1889.
Our next stop and highlight of this excursion is an interior visit of the Benedictine Abbey of Melk built on a rock close to the Danube and famous by Umberto Eco’s novel “The name of the Rose”.
After lunch we’ll take you through the beautiful landscapes along the Danube to Dürnstein, where you will see the ruins of the castle where King Richard Lionheart was locked up. On our way back to Vienna we’ll pass by Krems – Austria’s wine capital.