The Wachau

The Wachau is a narrow valley between Melk and Krems. Vineyards, apricot trees and castles dominate the picture. Unfortunately, the beauty of this area opens up to us only partially during the constant rain.

In the direction of Vienna we pass the hydroelectric power plant Altenwöhr and then the nuclear power plant Zwentendorf. It is the world’s only nuclear power plant that was built to perfection but never put into operation. As early as 1978 (!!!) Austria’s citizens spoke out against nuclear power. Instead of splitting the atom, the building is used for training, exhibitions, disaster exercises, etc. and as a spare parts warehouse.

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