Venue 2007

The Wachau is a stretch of the Danube Valley between Melk and Krems, a landscape of high visual quality. It preserves in an intact and visible form many traces - in terms of architecture, (monasteries, castles, ruins), urban design, (towns and villages), and agricultural use, principally for the cultivation of vines - of its evolution since prehistoric times. In 2000 the Wachau received the status of an UNESCO world cultural heritage.



The conference facilities and the main accommodation were in the

he Steigenberger Avance Hotel is located above the 1,000 year-old city of Krems. Surrounded by vineyards, and with a splendid view over the Danube valley, this residence is a veritable "country house in the vineyards". Not only does the hotel on the "Goldberg" provide first class comfort, but also facilities and opportunities for indulging well-being and relaxation. Beside excursions through the picturesque Wachau region and a wide range of sports and recreation facilities, the in-house "Wellness Oasis" and a therapy centre are available.



Some impressions from the Wachau: