Weissenkirchen, Wachau Valley, Austria
Visit Dürnstein – Wachau Valley River Cruise
The village of Dürnstein is in the picturesque Wachau Valley on the Danube River. The Wachau Valley is popular with major river cruise lines, but you can also travel on local boat trips. The DDSG Danube Blue and Brandner cruise the Wachau on a daily basis to Dürnstein from either Krems or Melk. You can also take a Day Trip to the Wachau Valley from Vienna.
River Cruise Boat, Weissenkirchen, Wachau Valley
The Wachau Valley River Cruise always is part of a Danube River cruise on Viking River Cruises, AmaWaterways River Cruises, Avalon Waterways River Cruises and Uniworld River Cruises. Check out the Danube River Cruise blog.
Low Bridge, Wachau Valley, Danube River Cruise
Durnstein weather is similar to Vienna’s. The weather influenced by the rolling hills north of the Alps and by the Danube River along the Wachau Valley. June – August has average highs of 75 F (24 C) and lows of 60 F (15C). Rainfall is light and spread evenly throughout the year. Snow falls from November to March and average lows are a few degrees below freezing during the winter. Summer is when the Danube River Cruises visit Dürnstein.
Blondel de Nesle Statue, Danube River
Visit Dürnstein by Rail
The Austrian Rail System (OBB) offers many ticket options to visit Dürnstein by rail. In addition to participating in Eurail passes, Austria also has an Einfach-Raus ticket. The Einfach-Raus ticket offers single day rates for small groups, similar to the Bayern Ticket in Germany. Vienna is about two hours away from Dürnstein by train. A vehicle rented from the Vienna International Airport provides another option to access the area. The highway and the train both run through separate tunnels underneath the town of Dürnstein.