You can hike downhill on the street past the Schlosshotel (Richard Löwenherz) and keep right (past a villa) towards Talgraben. After crossing the railway tracks via two tunnels, follow the trail until the end of the valley (Talende). From there, the trail goes left (green markings) up to Vogelberg - this is a more challenging trail with course gravel and narrow pathways along the rock face; therefore, it is only recommended for experienced hikers with sturdy footwear. On the crest of the mountain, stay right and hike further to a lodge (Fesslhütte) for traditional snacks and refreshments: Jausenstation Fesslhütte, from there you can continue to the look-out point at Starhemberg, and then back via the ruin to Dürnstein. Hiking time is around 2 to 3 hours.
Look-Out Point: Ferdinandswarte via "Stickelsteig"
Cross the Danube with the ferry and hike from Rossatzbach for about 1km downstream to Windstallgraben. The trail “Stickelsteig” begins in Windstallgraben (a narrow, steeply ascending pathway). The green and white markings are only accurate part of the time, but the almost straight valley floor provides more accurate orientation, and you can hike up through the Bergener highlands. At 400m altitude, there is a traversing path that leads to the Red Cross that you can take in the opposite direction, towards the east. Göttweig is ahead of you and Dürnstein is to the left; follow the idyllic field path to a final sign that points towards the look-out point Ferdinandswarte at 372m. From there you can enjoy the magnificent panorama view of Rossatz > Dürnstein > Loiben > Stein and Krems all the way to Göttweig! An easily visible blue and white marking leads steeply down across the Danube Slope (Donauleiten) to the Danube Street (Donaustraße). From there, you can walk back to Rossatzbach and take the ferry back to Dürnstein. Hiking time around 2 ½ hours..