Melk Abbey, Austria

Not many other places in Europe – if not the world – come close to being as compelling as Austria. This breathtaking country, characterised by the rugged mountain terrain, rolling valleys and beautiful waterways of its incredible landscapes, and the baroque buildings and modern delights of its culture-rich towns and cities, effortlessly combines the contemporary with the historic and natural wonders with marvellous man-made treasures.

There is no better way to experience the engrossing diversity of Austria than on a Fred. Olsen river cruise along the majestic Danube River. Stretching from the German-Austrian border in the northwest to the Austrian-Slovakian border in the northeast, the Danube sweeps its way through beautifully unspoilt scenic landscapes and by a number of Austria’s most enchanting destinations.

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Join Brabant for this epic journey and you will get to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring natural beauty and uncanny tranquillity of the fjord-like Schlögener Schlinge – the wonder of Upper Austria – and the postcard-perfect, UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley, where a collection of medieval towns and world-renowned vineyards await your gaze. With a few rewarding stops along the way, there’s also chances to explore the charming Old Town of Linz; marvel at the majestic Melk Abbey; and wander the winding streets of delightful Dürnstein.

The jewel in the crown is Vienna, without doubt, one of the most beautiful and captivating European capitals. This vast city lends itself perfectly to a few hours of relaxing exploration ashore. Perhaps take the opportunity to learn of Vienna’s contribution to theatre, the arts, opera and classical music and the influence great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert had on the city at the fantastic museums; take in the baroque architectural gems and imperial palaces of the UNESCO-listed historic centre, or even catch a performance of ‘Sound of Vienna’.  

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