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  • Jauerling-Wachau Nature Park and Maria Laach
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    The Wachau World Heritage Site

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    The entire 11,500-hectares mountain range of the Jauerling was founded in 1973 as the Jauerling-Wachau Nature Park. Around the same time the inn was built just below the summit, known as the "Naturparkgasthaus am Jauerling". From the terrace you have a fantastic view over the Danube, meandering through the Wachau valley below.

    Here on the sunroof and local mountain of the region, the link between the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau and the southern Waldviertel, some of the Wachau World Heritage attributes are particularly clearly visible. The region around the Jauerling is characterized by original meadows and fields that form a unique historical and cultural ensemble.

    The central village in the nature park is Maria Laach, which is also known as a place of pilgrimage. Other worth seeing pilgrimage sites in the nature park can be found on the Drei-Kirchen-Weg, the “three-churches-path”. Three stages with a total of 23 kilometers connect three very special churches in the nature park: the Weitental parish, the Heiligenblut pilgrimage church and the 14th century pilgrimage church in Maria Laach with the famous Six-Finger Madonna.

    Supported by the Federal Province of Lower Austria and the European Union (LEADER).

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