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The state of Lower Austria (German: Niederösterreich), is located in the eastern part of central Austria. It borders to the Czech Republic in the north, and Slovakia in the east. In the central part of this Bundesland flows the river Danube. Within the state, lies the city state of Vienna. The capital of the state is Sankt Pölten.
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The most famous sight of the little town of Melk is the famous abbey: Stift Melk. The abbey can be visited and has guided tours. These are mainly in German, but in the summerseason, there are also tours in English, French and Italian. In 2011 a new part of the abbey will be opened for the public.
The Wagram is a fertile valley along the Danube river. It makes for a popular daytrip from Vienna.
The nearest international airport is the airport of Vienna: Vienna International Airport (VIE) It is the main hub of Austrian Airlines and services flights from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Dozens of airlines use the airport. Some of the main places served include Moscow, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Athens, Istanbul, Dublin, Riga, Berlin, Malta, Montreal, Toronto, Amman, Astana, Cairo, Bangkok, Beijing, New York, Washington, D.C., Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Taipei, Dubai, Seoul, Doha, Jeddah and Kiev.
Check the website of ÖBB (Österreiche Bundesbahn) for more information and timetables.
From the west to the east the A1 West Autobahn run through the state. It roughly follows the Danube, until Melk, from there it heads straight to Vienna, where the Danube, makes a detour in a more northern direction.
as well as Utrecht (9%)
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