"Dürnstein, the Jewel of the Wachau" Dürnstein by Kathrin_E
Dürnstein Travel Guide: 70 reviews and 325 photos
Among many pretty wine villages in the Wachau valley, Dürnstein has the prettiest panorama. The blue steeple is the town's landmark, together with the castle ruin on the rock high above the town.
I had not expected neither the landscape nor the town to be that beautiful...
We visited Dürnstein as part of the Wachau excursion during the Vienna pre-Euromeet 2010. From Melk we took a cruise boat along the Danube, a very pleasant way of travelling and enjoying the landscape views with castles and villages. We explored the old town, saw the Augustine convent and the famous church with the blue steeple, then had lunch and tasted some local wine on the terrace of a Heuriger.
A local train route runs through the Wachau from Krems via Dürnstein to Spitz. In Krems you connect to trains to Vienna... more travel advice
Flood marks on a wall by the river promenade recall the heights of Danube floods that hit the town. The major part of... more travel advice
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