Schafbeweidung auf der Perchtoldsdorfer Heide als mögliches Vorbild für die Wachau? @ Welterbegemeinden Wachau

Wachauschaf - Naturschutzkonforme Beweidung in der Wachau und im Naturpark Jauerling

Der Verein Welterbegemeinden Wachau, Land Niederösterreich/Abt. Naturschutz und Blühendes Österreich haben sich zum Ziel gesetzt, einen landwirtschaftlichen Betrieb dabei zu unterstützen, eine extensive Schafbeweidung in der Wachau und im Naturpark Jauerling-Wachau zu etablieren.
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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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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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Das zentrale Thema Musik verbindet die Gemeinden © Daniela Matejschek

Musikimpuls Dunkelsteinerwald - Kick-off and setup

Preparations for the joint advertising of several municipalities together with Göttweig Abbey for the Provincial Exhibition in 2023 were already on the way when the one-year delay to the event was announced. The opportunity should now be taken to restructure this initiative. The central topic – “Music” – is intended to connect the participating municipalities and reinforce the sense of regional identity. The large collection of musical publications in Göttweig Abbey offers the possibility to do some academical research on the region’s music and allow it to flow into the initiative.
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Einzigartige Kulturlandschaft des Welterbes Wachau © Franz Hauleitner

Start: Raising awareness of the Wachau Cultural Landscape

The Wachau region was inscribed in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites as a continuing cultural landscape in 2000. Little is known about the value of World Heritage, in particular the “OUV - outstanding universal value”. A major awareness-raising campaign is intended to change this and specifically address the population. The knowledge and importance of the Wachau Cultural Landscape should be imbued in the population as a way of getting everyone to handle this World Heritage site with greater sensitivity.
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