Projekte

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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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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Weiterentwicklung der Best of Wachau Qualitätsoffensive © Rita Newman

Establishing Best of Wachau through sustainable quality assurance, digitalisation and marketing measures

The quality campaign “Best of Wachau” comprises 53 businesses that act as a regional figurehead for marketing the destination. Within the scope of this project, the high standard of the businesses should be maintained or improved, especially in the area of online marketing. Further measures are intended to provide support with the search for employees and to boost customer loyalty.
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Die Vielfalt an Pflanzen und Tieren soll erhalten werden © Dieter Manhart

Our meadows, our asset: Protecting meadows through regional development in the Jauerling-Wachau Nature Park

The Nature Park owes its great diversity of plants and animals to its mosaic-like cultural landscape and the extensively used meadows. Global changes are forcing many agricultural businesses to specialise or shut up shop. A consequence of this are meadows that are no longer managed and increasingly turning into woodland. To counteract this trend and preserve diversity in the Jauerling-Wachau Nature Park, a nature park brand is under development. This label stands for management compatible with nature and gives the businesses’ products added ecological value.
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Gelände der Privatklinik Hollenburg © Privatklinik Hollenburg GmbH

Concept creation: Tourism master plan for the Hollenburg Private Clinic gardens

SANLAS Holding is looking to integrate the private gardens of Hollenburg Private Clinic into the regional tourism offering. In cooperation with the local tourism agency, Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, a master plan is to be created that defines how the gardens and the publicly accessible infrastructure of the clinic can be used.
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Wachauer Advent © Stadt Melk/Franz Gleiß

Extension of season by Wachau Advent - Implementation 2018

Tourism in the Wachau has developed extremely well in recent years, especially in summer. The numbers of arrivals and overnight visitors are positive and rising. However, summer isn’t the only season to be experiencing an upward trend – off-peak times for tourists in the spring and late autumn are also increasingly in demand. A range of initiatives has been developed, especially during the cooler months, to attract visitors from Austria and abroad.
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Hochaltarbild von Kremser Schmidt in der Pfarrkirche Wösendorf © Katharina Mahel

Illumination of the "Kremser Schmidt" paintings in Wösendorf parish church

In a time when churches are being used less and less as places of worship, adapting them into places of culture and retreat is becoming increasingly important. To mark the 300th anniversary of the painter "Kremser Schmidt", his paintings in Wösendorf parish church were lavishly restored. In order to be able to protect the paintings better for future generations and to make their contents easier to see, a new LED lighting system should be installed.
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Wie viele Touristen verträgt die Altstadt? © Branko Rijavec

Counting visitors and gauging public opinion in the town of Dürnstein

The historic town of Dürnstein, with its many iconic buildings of historic importance, such as the blue tower of the abbey church or the castle ruins, has been a hotspot of activity in the Wachau tourism region from day one. The limited space available, the lack of coordination between the visiting times of different tour operators and the many options available for coming to visit the town all result in very high visitor numbers. This is creating an ever stronger sense of exploitation amongst the town’s few permanent residents (according to a recent count, only 93 people live within the town walls) and of being a stranger in one’s own home.
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