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Stift Durnstein: Tours & Tickets

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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
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Im Zentrum | Town Center, Durnstein 3601, Austria
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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
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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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank zimmys57
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not to be missed, but quite crowded, mostly in Summer. If you happen to be in the region during off-peak season - go for it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Flowwolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ayubq2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monastery/chapel dates back to the late 1300s. There are amazing views from the tower over the Danube river and the valley.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dlmoore305
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AnnieMG
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Gentle walk from the boat to visit this lovely small town ,nice church shops and cafes all centering around the shift allow half a day to get the most out of your visit

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank phillipr731
Reviewed 18 August 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kevinv877
Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jennyseibert
Reviewed 9 August 2019

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
Thank unclepaull
ChristianC5243, Manager at Stift Durnstein, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2019

Dear unclepaull, 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

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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