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Dürnstein is a pretty European town with lovely shops and restaurants. The castle ruins where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned is a bit of a challenge to see but worth going. Beautiful scenery from there of the Wachau Valley
What a lovely little village! My husband and I took a river cruise and we stopped there. The climbing is worth it as long you are in good shape! and we liked to stroll around in the village. Very nice!
My daughter and I recently rented Nextbikes and rode from Krems to Durnstein castle ruins. We then hiked up the fairly aggressive climb to the top of Durnstein castle ruins for amazing views of the town and surrounding vineyards. After the much easier hike down,...More
This ruined medieval castle (early 12th century) is well worth a visit if you’re reasonably fit. There seem to be two access points - lots of steps or a steep path on the other side. If you take the steps, make sure you deviate at...More
We hiked up to the castle ruins and were not disappointed. What beautiful views of the town, cathedral, and Danube below! We spent close to an hour getting up, another hour taking photos and enjoying the view, and about 30 minutes to walk down to...More
The small castle is located on a steep hill overlooking the Danube and offers excellent views over the river and the surrounding valley. Its claim to fame is that the British King Richard the Lionheart was held captive here while returning from the crusades.
Luckily we were stopping in Durnstein so we got the chance. What made it all hat more interesting besides the hearty climb to the castle ruins, was the fact that Richard the Lionhearted was imprisoned here from the Crusades. Not an easy climb so be...More
It was a dream come true to visit this castle and surrounding town having read so much about the life of Richard 1.The town is small but very picturesque with vineyards surrounding it. The climb to the castle not only shows where Richard was imprisoned...More
I stayed at the base of the Burgershanke Hotel at the foot of the hill leading up to the castle. I took the walk each evening for four weeks after dinner and stayed at the top for an hour usually. The walk up the path...More