Frizztext’s A to Z Challenge: D is for Dürnstein

Today it’s the letter ‘D’. From my travels, shall it be Dorset? Devon? Durham? Dresden? I would need a number of images to do any of these justice… so I’m going for Dürnstein.

Dürnstein is a small town in the Wachau region of Austria, on the Danube. This is an important wine region of Lower Austria, and Dürnstein itself is very picturesque, being sited on the hills above the Danube. However, it does get very busy…

I found the following information on the town’s Website
“The Wachau is one of the most beautiful and famous regions in Austria. Visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy the picturesque landscape, the cultural heritage and the superb wines that grow in this area. Situated in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley, on the banks of the mighty River Danube, the charming town of Dürnstein offers the unique combination of a breathtaking scenery, traditional architecture, and places of historic interest. It was in the Kuenringer Castle, whose ruins still overlook Dürnstein, that the English King Richard Lionheart was held prisoner. The breathtaking scenery with its ancient, terraced vineyards, the numerous cultural sites and the mild climate will make you want to linger… ” cited from

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  1. I haven’t really explored Austria – travelled through a few times, but never really stopped. I am enjoying travelling with you through this challenge, you are introducing me to new places.

    • Wonderful! That is what I am aiming to do, so great to get you comment. I also thought I would try to pick out less well known places, where possible…. 🙂

  2. Fats Suela

    Beautiful! The second photo is my favorite. The entire place is very picturesque indeed! =)

  3. Amy

    I’d enjoy visiting there. Love the first photo!

  4. It sounds a very interesting place. Did you try any of the wine Sue?

  5. What a beautiful place. I would love to walk along that little lane taking in all the shops and restaurants!

  6. “shall it be Dorset? Devon? Durham? Dresden?” Thanks for Dürnstein! It could have been Dünkirchen – a flashback to not amusing memories…


    What a beautiful town! Perfect for the challenge !

  8. This is truly a fairy tale town … and the surrounding. Great gallery for the challenge.

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