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"Driving to Durnstein or by cruise" Top 5 Page for this destination Dürnstein Transportation Tip by victorwkf

Dürnstein Transportation: 8 reviews and 21 photos


There are basically two ways to go to Durnstein and rest of the Wachau area from Vienna.

The first way is by car and the road conditions are good, with stunning sceneries of the hills, Danube River, lovely towns, vineyards, castles etc. It takes about 2 hours drive North-west of Vienna to reach the Wachau area. After passing by some flat land area outside Vienna and crossing the Danube River, you will soon see that the scenery begins to turn to hilly region (which indicates you are entering the Wachau region). The first prominent town you will reach is Krems (see my VT Krems page) followed by Durnstein and then Melk, which you need to drive across the Danube River to reach Melk (see my VT Melk page). My trip to Durnstein and the Wachau area was by car, thanks to Michael (VT member Globetrott) who took my wife and I on a wonderful day trip. If you can cycle, there is a good cycling path network in the Wachau region for spending a few days cycling in the region.

The second way is by a cruise along the Danube River (most tourists will visit the Wachau region by this way because it is a packaged day trip). The good thing is that everything is arranged and you get to cruise along the river, and visiting places like Melk. But the downside is that these sort of trip is usually very rush and you may not stop at Durnstein and Krems. Furthermore, it is not cheap (arount 60 Euros for adults and 30 Euros for children). I have not tried the cruise trip but if you are interested, you can see the webpage below.

Mode: TO
Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 20, 2008
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