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Address: Duernstein 10, Durnstein 3601, Austria
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11:30 - 23:00
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Worth Seing Since You are There on Your Cruise

This was a picturesque town with the ruins of the castle above that Richard the Lionhearted was imprisoned in. The problem if you are on a cruise is you may hit the town when... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This was a picturesque town with the ruins of the castle above that Richard the Lionhearted was imprisoned in. The problem if you are on a cruise is you may hit the town when everything is closed - which we did except for one shop selling wine. Church was closed. Still many photo ops.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Coming into Durnstein from as our first stop on the river cruise from Vienna filled my heart with joy, this is only a tiny little own but loads of fun if you lie local industry and products. My Mum found out that they were well known for Apricot Liquor - she bought a couple of bottles as did another family... More 

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Washington, DC
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I didn't think much of this village. There are some good views and some old buildings, but I saw nothing of great interest. I don't think it's worth much (if any time). Views along the Danube are easily had elsewhere. And it's a bit too touristy too.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This lovely small town has been seen by millions as it is used it just about every travel brochure and river cruise advertisement for the Danube. Look for the blue and white steepled Stift Durnstein church at the slight bend in the river. Town has very nice shops, places to procure wine or grab a bite to eat. While not... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This was not as well organized and busy as many of the other stops on our river cruise. It does not offer many of the recognizable tourist venues that many of the other river towns offer. Therefore, it is much more low key and worth the one or two hours necessary to walk around the town. The local wines are... More 

Thank terrence c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

A must visit if you make it to Dürnstein after visiting the old castle ruins. Their blood sausage is phenomenal. Great service. Felt like you were part of the family.

Thank Prep D
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We cruised down the Wachau Valley and tasted some of the apricot product the valley is famous for along the way. We had a 2 hour stop in the lovely village of Durnstein in the late afternoon. An absolute joy to walk through, a very peaceful & beautiful village. Well worth a visit

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

One of the stops during our Tauck River Cruise along the Danube. They make a delicious wine, liquor and other things from apricot. The church was beautiful highly recommend you go inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

The view from the river of this lovely wine village must be familiar to countless people since it is widely used in travel brochures and river-cruise advertisements. I had sailed past previously however this was my first visit to Durnstein in the Wachau Valley. The attractive blue and white church tower really stands out from a distance. The little main... More 

1 Thank Betula103
Shimonoseki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

In our last trip to this wonderful wine village, we tasted several wines in a day. This place was one of the three places we dropped in. Outdoor drinking corner was already full, so we went down inside. We ordered just a glass of wine to relax ourselves after walking in the small but wonderful area. Stift Duernstein was also... More 

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