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Summer Solstice on the Danube

A flaming Danube! Out of all summer solstice events in Austria, the Wachau celebrations are my favorite. To mark the start of summer, on June 22nd, locals light up the hilly vineyards on both sides of the valley with numerous bonfires and rows of torches. Historic ruins such as Duernstein and Hinterhaus are beautifully illuminated by fireworks, and thousands of lights float down the Danube.

For more information about Wachau Valley, click here.

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