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Schloss Schönbühel.

Image: Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson [larger view].

Standing guard on a Danube riverbank promontory, Schloss Schönbühel -- a centuries-old castle -- adds manmade beauty to a vista of vast natural charm.

Wachau/Melk Abbey had the highest scores in Traveler's Destination Scorecard of Historic Places.

Go here to see more images. This image appears here with the kind permission of my friends at National Geographic.

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Ah, thanks Joachim. I thought the name looked odd, but didn't work out the correct version.

Naughty National Geographic!