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Im Zentrum | Town Center, Durnstein 3601, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at Hotel Sanger Blondel and the owner, Herr Schendel took us on a tour of the Cathedral. He pointed out many parts of the cathedral with explanations to us that we wouldn't have known without his knowledge and took us outside and...More

Thank quincysm0m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on a coach from our boat for an afternoon what a beautiful little town,shops full of lovely souvenirs and lots of Apricot jams and liquor.The streets are narrow with cobble stones there are plenty of small cafes or restaurants or you can...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Cute Village.. you better love apricot & schnapps.. which I do.. lovely little shops & nice streets for a good morning stroll.. exquisite church in a beautiful egg shell blue, pleased we stopped here...

Thank Chel1304
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We spent a morning in this charming village during our Danube river cruise. There was an easy walk along the river and then a set of underground steps that took you up in to the centre of the village. You can also go along the...More

1  Thank DevaBob
Reviewed 19 September 2018

GORGEOUS town. Dreadful GTI schoolmistress guide Frau Diana walked us through this amazing place at speed. Absolutely NO consideration for those wishing to soak in the ambiance (isn't that what tourists do?), take pictures (ditto) & NO consideration for older group members lagging behind..isn't this...More

1  Thank Moonshore
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The arrival in Dürnstein is always prefaced by the blue church and spire- a beacon on the river of calm and beauty. The interior is beautifully decorated with interesting relics on either side of the church of a beautifully dressed ‘corpse’ in a glass coffin....More

Thank Nanette T
Reviewed 9 September 2018

After walking along medieval cobblestone streets revealing 16th-century town houses and wine taverns, visitors usually stop by at this beautiful church (=stift) to admire beautiful interior. Although most of the explanations are in German, I can still enjoy the beauty and elegance of abbey. For...More

Thank bigboy61455
Reviewed 8 September 2018

You can see why this is a hidden treasure with many famous folk hiding away in the wonderful hotel here. Walking the small narrow streets is s joy – you can see why it’s one of the most visited places in this part of Austria...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A little village on the Danube. Plenty of parking spaces over a few sites. Worth stopping for an hour stroll around the quaint street and interesting small shops. Lots of views of the old castle but we did not attempt a visit to the ruins.

Thank Photophilplym
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Nice terrace looking the Danube The church is nice but not extremely nice. The town it self is great and worth a visit

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Response from Paulmug1 | Reviewed this property |
We were part of a group of 8 that went on a Viking cruise from Passau to Budapest in June. We are seasoned cruisers but this was our first river cruise and we had an excellent time and the Viking personnel were very good... More