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    The famous Wachau stone terraces were probably first created in the 12th and 13th centuries. Investigations showed that the amount of stones moved to build the Wachau stone terraces corresponded approximately to the mass that was needed in ancient Egypt to build the famous Cheops pyramid. The heat storage capacity of the stones means that the nightly temperature, calculated on an annual average, is around one degree Celsius higher, and this contributes significantly to the prosperity of the Wachau wines. Not least thanks to the famous stone terraces, the Wachau was elevated to the UNESCO World Heritage Region.

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