Durnstein Castle
Durnstein Castle
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sleepingbeautyUSA
USA92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This little gem of Austria is magical. The hike is not for the faint of heart - definitely take water - but the ruins and the astounding views are absolutely worth it.
From Wikipedia: Dürnstein Castle is the ruin of a medieval rock castle in Austria. It is located in Dürnstein, in the Lower Austrian Wachau region on the Danube river, at 312 metres above sea level.
Written 15 June 2024
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Anasouza143
Vienna, Austria40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Reaching the top of the castle ruins was the most exhilarating experience I had ever had! The ruins and the surrounding view was so incredible! The climb up is a bit steep and stressful, not for those with heart or lung problems! The climb is a good 20 minutes, so one should have good, sturdy, comfy shoes.
Written 18 September 2020
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Thea G
Valrico, FL25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Durnstein was one of the stops on our Danube River Cruise and what a beautiful village it is! There is so much history here with an incredible view from the castle ruins. The people are friendly and welcoming. I have an affinity for the small, European villages and this one did not disappoint.
Written 10 January 2020
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townby
Aledo, TX342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
While this is just the ruins of the castle. It’s still the castle where king Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned; so that’s cool. Great views of the abbey below and the little town. It was good for a nice hike and some photos of the Danube.
Written 17 April 2022
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Lisa R
Arlington, VA98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
A good workout climbing the steep hill to get to the castle ruins. A fun piece of history for those of us who grew up reading Robin Hood. Beautiful views from the ruins.
Written 11 July 2020
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Julia K
winnipeg, Canada284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
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
Written 28 September 2019
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7marie67
Laval, Canada94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
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!
Written 27 September 2019
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Fran D
Ontario, Canada26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 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 town.
Written 10 August 2019
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davidandmel
Birmingham, UK1,581 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
It is a very steep and rocky climb up to the top and the castle itself is a ruin but the views of the town and river from the top are amazing. Definitely worth coming here for the views alone
Written 12 September 2022
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Katherine L
Chicago, IL23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 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, we enjoyed lunch and wine in the adorable town. We used the Nextbike location on the south side of the Danube at Mautern. It was only about a 7 mile ride to Durnstein on a pleasant path, sharing the road with vehicles in some locations, but traffic was sparce.
Written 26 August 2019
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