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Burgruine Duernstein

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Address: Ruinenweg, Durnstein 3601 , Austria
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Great hike, terrain is uneven but phenomenal views from the top. Up and back about 45 minutes comfortably. Places to rest on the way if needed.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The view is beautiful but it's quite a hike unless you're fairly fit especially on a warm day. If you're not going to the Salzkammergut area, it may be worth it. The castle is small and abandoned. So you're basically making the climb for the view.

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike, terrain is uneven but phenomenal views from the top. Up and back about 45 minutes comfortably. Places to rest on the way if needed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Burgruine Duernstein was interesting, beautiful, and a good hike! Two paths lead up to the ruins from the town - if you take one up and the other down you'll make a "U" shape and end up very close to where you started. Both paths took about the same amount of time (20-30 minutes depending how fast you hike). One... More 

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Lawson, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Durnstein is a lovely little village perched on the edge of the Danube. It features narrow cobbled streets and beautiful buildings. The highlight is the old castle on the hill above the town where Richard the Lionheart was incarcerated in about 1193. It is a bit of a climb up to the top but there are a series of plaques... More 

Thank Michael N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got off at Durnstein, which is one of the more popular stops along the Danube. The entire town is traffic-free, which means pedestrianised cobbled walkways lined the entire town, with shops selling cakes, ice-cream and coffee. It’s quaint and feels like out of a fairy-tale. There’s even a castle perched on top of the hillside above the town. The... More 

Thank JuiTeoh
Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a 20 minute to about 35 minutes hike to the top, for sure a great view from above that you can see a spetacular view from the Danube Valley

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two routes to the top, steps and a path through the forest. The climb is steep and takes about 20 minutes. We took the steps up and were pleased to have several stops to catch our breath and admire the views of the village and river Danube below. The views at the top are stunning and well worth... More 

Thank Datchet
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Burgruine Duernstein on TripAdvisor. On Riviera cruise down Danube we stopped at Durstein. Lovely little town with lots of history. Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in the castle for some time. It is in a wine growing region and very picturesque. Windy streets... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

A good climb especially on a sunny day but the view over the wachau valley is worth it when you get to the top.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

or just another ruin...located at the end/begin of the Welterbesteig near Dürnstein. Easy to reach, just a few minutes from the center, nice view over the Wachau.

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