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About Durnstein

Durnstein is a small town on the Danube in the Wachau region of Lower Austria. The area is famous for its wine growing and picturesque landscape, and connoisseurs and epicureans come from far and wide to sample the fine wines on offer. The best places to stay in Durnstein provide an ideal base for exploring the locale, whether you're here to taste the wines or simply soak up the riverside settting.

The town was established in 1019 and has been described as the ‘most romantic place...in the Wachau’. It’s scenic beauty is the stuff of picture postcards, and the town is overlooked by the evocative ruins of the medieval castle Burgruine Durnstein.

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Best Hotels in Durnstein

  • Hotel Schloss Durnstein 45 rooms from $216


    A 17th century schloss in the Wachau Valley offers a unique holiday experience. Its grand, lavish rooms are steeped in the history of the bygone Hapsburg era. Situated on the banks of the Danube, it affords fantastic views of the river and the surrounding World Heritage Site. An Austrian delight.

    Hideaway  -  Historic charm meets modern comforts in this castle hotel- think sauna, steam bath, terrace restaurant and pampering suites.
    Great walks  -  At the heart of the Wachau World Heritage Site, with wonderful walking along the Danube.
    Full of character
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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