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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank juliak857
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step back into history and enjoy lovely views of the Danube and surrounding countryside. Many uneven, rocky stairs as you switchback your way to the top, but it's well worth it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TravelQueen1107
Reviewed 26 August 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 21 August 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ouzo10
Reviewed 10 August 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Fran D
Reviewed 30 July 2019

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. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 25 July 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 27 May 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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