Top things to do in Dürnstein

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Restaurant Loibnerhof

Situated 1.5km east of Dürnstein’s centre, this traditional, family-run restaurant inside a Biedermeier, 400-year-old vaulted cellar serves up creative takes on Waldviertel cooking. In summer, there are tables out i…
Winery in Dürnstein

Domäne Wachau

If you're intent on tasting the best of what the Wachau has to offer, it's a good idea to do a broad range of vineyards, from the innovative family-run operations to the big boys like Domäne Wachau, one of the regio…
Castle in Dürnstein

Kuenringerburg

Kuenringerburg, the castle high on the hill above the town, is where Richard the Lionheart was incarcerated from 1192 to 1193. His crime was insulting Leopold V; his misfortune was to be recognised despite his disgu…
Cafe in Dürnstein

Weinschenke Altes Presshaus

Attracting the day-tripper crowd, this centrally located Heuriger-style place offers local wine – lots of Veltliner – and a long menu of snacks and hearty meals such as goulash, schnitzel and wild boar steaks. The s…
Austrian in Dürnstein

Fesselhütte

This lovely, old, forest dining room serves up a selection of platters, a hot lunch dish and homemade cakes and pastries. Sit out in the garden with a glass of wine from a Wachau vineyard. It's on several hiking rou…
Monastery in Dürnstein

Chorherrenstift

Of the picturesque 16th-century houses and other prominent buildings lining Dürnstein’s streets, the meticulously restored Chorherrenstift is the most impressive. It’s all that remains of the former Augustinian mona…