About our town
The Wachau is one of the most beautiful and famous regions in Austria. Visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy the picturesque landscape, the cultural heritage and the superb wines that grow in this area. Situated in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley, on the banks of the mighty River Danube, the charming town of Dürnstein offers the unique combination of a breathtaking scenery, traditional architecture, and places of historic interest. It was in the Kuenringer Castle, whose ruins still overlook Dürnstein, that the English King Richard Lionheart was held prisoner. The breathtaking scenery with its ancient, terraced vineyards, the numerous cultural sites and the mild climate will make you want to linger…
Why not sit down in the shade of an old tree in a restaurant garden or in one of the cosy Heurigen wine taverns and enjoy world-class wines from our local vintners? Apart from culinary delights, Dürnstein also offers plenty of opportunities both for cultural and sports activities and is the ideal starting point for your tour of the Wachau.

Click here to have a look at the website of Dürnstein Monastery (in German).

The above links provide you with the latest updates, interesting suggestions and information on what you can see and do in our region.