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If you go in the opposite direction in Spitz in the Wachau, i.e. neither southwest to the few remaining Benedictine monks in Melk nor down the Danube and past the vineyards of Wösendorf, Weissenkirchen and Loiben, you take the third path past the cycling and walking masses, then you end up in the Spitzer Graben. The Burgberg - better known as the 1000-Eimer-Berg and Riesling monument at the end of the Wachau - and the crescent-shaped relay from the Setzberg to the Singerriedel obscure the view into the Waldviertel and the Graben, and anyone who is satisfied with their imposance will miss out on some of Austria's most spectacular vineyards, an innovative and differentiated winegrowers' scene that is impressive in its density, and the realisation that the Wachau certainly does not end here, but only far beyond the Burgberg.

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