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Stift Durnstein

Im Zentrum | Town Center, Durnstein 3601, Austria
+43 2711 375
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“river cruise” (21 reviews)
“castle ruins” (12 reviews)
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Im Zentrum | Town Center, Durnstein 3601, Austria
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+43 2711 375
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"river cruise"
in 21 reviews
"castle ruins"
in 12 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 6 reviews
"wachau valley"
in 20 reviews
"small village"
in 8 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 6 reviews
"lovely abbey"
in 4 reviews
"blue tower"
in 6 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 3 reviews
"organ recital"
in 4 reviews
"bell tower"
in 3 reviews
"medieval town"
in 3 reviews
"wine tasting"
in 5 reviews
"baroque facade"
in 2 reviews
"interesting church"
in 2 reviews
"ruined castle"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Last week we visited Durnstein , where we were very pleased. We parked at parking lot near Danube river outside the city of Durnstein. We had a drink at the other side of Danube where we sailed by boat what took us about an hour....More

Thank Jankafromslovakia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled here by Riverboat Cruise. Small and quant town with many little souvenir shops. Apricots and white wine are local specialties.

Thank evanses5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You do not need much time to see Durnstein. We were on a river cruise and stopped for several hours. A lot of our group did the climb up to the castle ruins and then spent some time in the village. We have visited many...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at this cute little town as part of our river boat cruise. A bit hard to find the entrance of this church but well worth seeking it out. They do charge $3.50 Euro, but i think it's worth it as the inside is really...More

1  Thank elindoo
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Durnstein may be small but it is definitely charming. Lovely little town that was enjoyable to tour. We visited the Stift first upon our arrival and then walked all around the town. There are beautiful views from the terrace of the church. You could tell...More

Thank swtraveler15
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Make sure you have comfortable shores on to explore the town area, climb to take in the views ; enjoy the food offerings and take in the local wineries

Thank Grant R
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This lovely little town along the Danube not only offers a cultural and historical experience but is also a charming place where barouque church coexists with vineyards, small shops, restaurants and wine tasting places. The castle where Richard Thelionheart was said to have been held...More

2  Thank Suwanna C
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The Stift Dürnstein was the Kloster located beside the Danube in the Dürnstein village very nice views with a lot of vineyard, today is the one famous tourist visit. The building was built 1410 to get inside you will pay €3.50 pro Adult, the Dom...More

Thank NarisaB
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

It is a quiet Austrian Town with medieval buildings. Don't expect it to be like Williamsburg, people go about their modern lives . Wine tasting seems to be a specialty here and apricots in several edible or drinkable forms. The monastery isn't especially different.More

Thank akanui3
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Christian C, Manager at Stift Durnstein, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you very much for your comments! If you come back in 2019 to Dürnstein Abbey you will be surprised about the changes; we will have a new exhibition concept including a Gothic columned hall (until now not open to the public). Then it will...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

The “Blue Church” is part of the monastery accessed via the courtyard. Very peaceful and beautiful although the small museum is not that great to be honest but go to the terrace for a really good view up and down The Danube. There is a...More

1  Thank TJA950
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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
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