• Dürnstein im Herbst, Wachau
  • Stiftskirche Dürnstein mit Donau im Vordergrund
  • Wachaubahn

Dürnstein, Danube Ship Station No. 21, 22

The blue-and-white bell tower of the abbey of the Augustinian Canons in Dürnstein can be seen far and wide. The English king Richard the Lionhearted was once imprisoned in the fortress above the town, where only ruins stand today, and was not released until a ransom was paid. This story is inextricably linked with this romantic town. www.duernstein.at 

Worth seeing

Dürnstein Abbey
The abbey is known for its famous blue church tower, which is visible from far and wide. The church can be visited on a guided tour; also together with an individual organ concert. www.stiftduernstein.at 

Richard Löwenherz Themed Path
The English king Richard the Lionhearted is inextricably linked with the history of Dürnstein. He was held prisoner in Dürnstein Fortress until ransom was paid and he was released. This themed path tells this story. http://themenweg.duernstein.at 

Wachau Saffron Manufactory
Ecologist Bernhard Kaar has revived the tradition of saffron cultivation near Dürnstein in the Wachau. At his manufactory, the saffron is dried and processed into various products. www.wachauer-safran.at 

This old rail line runs through the heart of the Wachau, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. It is a special tourist attraction because as it travels along, passengers are treated to wonderful views of the terraced vineyards and of this landscape so shaped by the Danube. www.noevog.at 

Domäne Wachau
A special wine experience awaits visitors at Domäne Wachau in Dürnstein with tours of the 300-year-old wine cellar and wine tasting in the renovated Baroque Kellerschlössel. www.domaene-wachau.at 

City tours in Dürnstein
The historical tours of Dürnstein always include the English king Richard the Lionhearted, who was held captive long ago in Dürnstein Fortress, now ruins. Along with the city, the tour can also take in the abbey and abbey church visible from miles around as well as the terrace, which affords wonderful views. Information & reservation: Donau Incoming, incoming@donau.com 


Excursion Destination Distance Time
On foot Dürnstein Abbey 650 m 8 min.
  Richard Löwenherz Themed Path 400 m 6 min.
  Wachau Saffron Manufactory 450 m 6 min.
  Wchau rail line 450 m 6 min.
  Domäne Wachau 700 m 10 min.
Bus Domäne Wachau 1 km 5 min.
  Wachau Saffron Manufactory 1 km 5 min.
  Wachau rail line 1 km 5 min.

Service Information

Ship Station No. 20
Left bank
River marker km: 2008,905
Docking order: 1

Ship Station: No. 21
Left bank
River marker km: 2008,300-2008,100
Docking order: 35 m

Ship Station: No. 22
Left bank
River marker km: 2008,100-2007,800 + 53
Docking order: 40 m

Parking for 10 buses (chargeable)