The Fourth Wall – Seekopf Lookout Tower

The Seekopf and the Hirschwand belong to the World Heritage Trail and together form a popular excursion destination that is highly rated by hikers. A lookout tower affords a phenomenal 360-degree view. The prior existing tower was already over 25 years old and was showing signs of rotting, so it had to be demolished for safety reasons. The association "Jankerlklub Rossatz" and the market municipality of Rossatz-Arnsdorf worked on the construction of a new tower in order to continue being able to offer the rewarding view of the Wachau.
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Schafbeweidung auf der Perchtoldsdorfer Heide als mögliches Vorbild für die Wachau? @ Welterbegemeinden Wachau

Wachauschaf - Grazing in conformity with nature conservation in the Wachau Valley and the Jauerling Nature Park

The association for the World Heritage Municipalities Wachau, province of Lower Austria/Nature Conservation department and Blühendes Österreich (Blooming Austria) have made it their goal to support an agricultural business in establishing an extensive sheep grazing regime in the Wachau Valley and in the Jauerling-Wachau Nature Park.
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Das Wirken der Frauen in der Region Wachau-Dunkelsteinerwald © Josef Nader

Presenting the women of the Wachau-Dunkelsteinerwald region

Young women living in rural areas overwhelmingly underestimate their personal opportunities for the future compared to those living in urban areas. This is resulting in a brain-drain of well-educated women. This project is intended to highlight how modern and diverse the situation for women can be in rural areas and what opportunities for the future are on offer in the Wachau-Dunkelsteinerwald region.
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Die Region wird von Volksschulkindern erkundet ©Franz Weingartner

Dunkelsteinerwald school project - implementation

In the future, there should be stronger focus on topics related to the Dunkelsteinerwald in lessons at the region’s primary schools. Teaching staff worked on how to achieve this in an initial project, the results of which are now being implemented in another LEADER project.
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Attraktivierungsmaßnahmen außerhalb der Altstadt sind in Planung ©Michael Nader

Open space design for visitor guidance in Dürnstein

Dürnstein is currently faced with the problem of very large numbers of visitors flowing into the historic town centre at certain times. This causes considerable inconvenience for local residents. The aim is distribute visitor streams better with a plan for structural measures at and around car park P1.
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Besucherlenkung in der Altstadt Dürnstein ©Welterbegemeinden Wachau

Implementation measures for visitor guidance in Dürnstein

"Overtourism" is a buzzword that is often used in connection with Dürnstein. The historic town centre is one of the best-known sights of the Wachau World Heritage Site. However, the old town is absolutely overrun at certain times. Various measures on every level should help to avoid conflicts and ease the current situation.
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Barrierefreie Sportanlage wird durch spezielle Bodenplatten realisiert. © Barzflex

Accessible exercise park in Melk

Exercise and sport play an important role in maintaining life-long health, yet studies show a lack of exercise and sport in the Austrian population. The “Melk Exercise Park” is intended to help change this failing in Melk and the surrounding area in a completely accessible way.
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Bauen in Spitz ©Günter Kargl

Wachau Zones: Spitz

Building in a World Heritage site is a topical issue. Historic settlement areas often present difficult challenges for municipalities and owners. With the help of the Wachau Zones, development plans are elaborated which simplify dealing with historic buildings in line with World Heritage requirements.
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Zeitgeschichte sichtbar machen © Gregor Semrad

"A town has and endures history" – Development of information points for contemporary history in Krems

Krems-Stein, the idyllic twin town, is considered to be the "Gateway to the Wachau" and a pioneering model of monument management with World Heritage status. At the same time, however, the town’s more recent history – and above all its contemporary history – is marred by numerous dark spots.
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Sozialer Treffpunkt am Zornberg wird aufgewertet ©Franz Hauleitner

Installation of a composting toilet on the World Heritage Trail

The Spitzer Graben panoramic hiking trail has a lot to offer. On Sunday, wines, juices and water are served at the Zornberg chalet in the Zornberg vineyard. However, there is no toilet to relieve oneself.
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