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Since its dissolution in the year 1788 the former Dürnstein Abbey of the Augustinian Canons belongs to Herzogenburg Abbey. The blue and white steeple located by the river Danube is the landmark of the Wachau Valley! On May 1st, 2019 the new...more
All reviews river cruise souvenir shops wachau valley castle ruins small town blue church cobblestone streets beautiful village blue color bell tower interesting exhibits walking tour couple of hours apricot liqueur popular stop richard the lion heart medieval town
We were on the Danube Cruise boat after visting the Melk Abbey and had plans to get off in Durnstein. As we approached the small town and church it was so beautiful from the water on a sunny fall afternoon. We did not enter the...More
After the ruin, I believe the church is the second biggest attraction in Durnstein. Unlike the ruin, this is accessible to everyone. Durnstein is a small town, so finding the church is pretty simple. Unfortunately, you need to pay to enter the church since it...More
After our long visit to the Melk Abbey, we wanted to have lunch and also buy some Austrian wine. Our driver appeared familiar with the area and knew exactly where to take us. He took us to Dürnstein, dropped us near the Stift Dürnstein, advising...More
This was one of our stops on our river cruise along the Danube.
We didn’t take the little noddy train up into the town.
We just walked along the riverside, then turned up through the lovely cobbled streets.
Lots of little wine stores, lots of...More
We stopped here for several hours on our Danube river cruise. We absolutely loved the beauty and tranquility of this beautiful village. Easy walk from the cruise ship but there is some steps and uphill walking to get to the town center. Excellent gift shops...More
We were on a river cruise ( with lots of people from lots of other ships). It is a popular stop. Apricots are grown here & used for brandy as well as jams. The area also produces some nice wines, mostly white. Our group went...More
There are hundreds of pretty baroque churches in Austria to visit for free....the 7 euros asked to visit inside this one makes it robbery! It is a pretty church, especially outside, but no way worth the entrance fee. Beware!More
Date of experience: July 2019
ChristianC5243, Manager at Stift Durnstein, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2019
We are very sorry to hear that you did not appreciate our new exhibition "Discovery of the Precious". We receive excellent feedback from many sides especially those using the audioguide. To give a full picture it should be mentioned that the entrance fee...More
We were part of a group of 8 that went on a Viking cruise from Passau to Budapest in June. We are seasoned cruisers but this was our first river cruise and we had an excellent time and the Viking personnel were very good... More
We were part of a group of 8 that went on a Viking cruise from Passau to Budapest in June. We are seasoned cruisers but this was our first river cruise and we had an excellent time and the Viking personnel were very good. The service and accommodations were all nice. We upgraded to a French Balcony that may or may not be worth the money, each person would have to decide. The included tours were all pretty good and I don't believe we paid for any additional tours. Wine and beer are included at meal times and Viking was very generous on when it is actually "meal time". We would go on another Viking cruise tomorrow.