Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dürnstein, Austria

Walking into Dürnstein, the Danube was on our left.

The vineyards of Domäne Wachau, one of Austria's most renowned wineries, were on our right.

Those are the ruins of the medieval Dürnstein Castle up there on that rocky cliff overlooking the vineyards and the town. It was built in the early 12th century and abandoned in 1679.

Everywhere we go, my daughter is always leading the way, mostly because I don't walk as fast as she does.

Dürnstein Abbey Church, built in the 1700's.



Lots of lovely items for sale in the many shops of the town.


One last look at the vineyards, before heading back to our ship and a cruise through the Wachau valley. You can see the Danube in the distance just beyond the vineyards.


After our busy day in Vienna, it was nice to spend a relaxing day strolling around Dürnstein in the morning and cruising on the Danube in the afternoon. Dürnstein is a small town on the Danube River and one of the most visited tourist spots in the Wachau region. It wasn't very crowded and offered some beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

18 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a beautiful town. Beautiful church and lovely views. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Marleen said...

I am surprised to see so many vineyards there. Your photos show a lovely day, the Abbey church is beautiful.

Tom said...

...Lois, the views of your trip keep on getting nicer.

Sandra said...

what an amazing time you had, so many beautiful places and things. I would like to see those ruins up close and the vineyard is beautiful

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots! The Abbey is my favourite of this set.

Lowell said...

Another visual feast! So much to see. I would be worn out trying to keep up with your daughter! Love the mountain, the town, the church...all of it. I've a cousin who thinks God wants her to convert all people to her type of fundy Christianity and she and her husband have worked and lived in Austria and other places for years. They send pictures but never any like this; their photos show groups of people grinning and holding Bibles. :)

Sharon Anck said...

More gorgeous shots. I have great memories of driving through Austria. I was in awe of the beauty there.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias deste lugar magnifico na Áustria.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

RedPat said...

What a great place to catch your breath!

Revrunner said...

I've enjoyed some of the wine from those vineyards. Very nice stuff.

Christine said...

This is a beautiful region & I'd love yo visit someday!

Jack said...

Beautiful, Lois. That lovely blue church is what I associate with Dürnstein, since I have only seen it from the river.

Denise inVA said...

Really beautiful, such lovely sights. I have enjoyed looking at all your vacation posts.

biebkriebels said...

Very pretty photos again. I learn a lot about a rather unknown area for me!

bill burke said...

Beautiful photos Lois. Whatever an incredible trip you had. The Abbey is so beautiful and old, a lovely photo indeed.

A Colorful World said...

The castles have to be a dream come true, seeing them everywhere. Especially those in ruin. Love the architecture on every street...that blue and white is so gorgeous! And the vineyards. Wow!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks lovely Lois and I know what you mean.. daughters always move so much quicker than we do.. I have many pics of Aimee's back ahead of me 😀

Sandra said...

I really love the Ringling Museum and have been there many times I even got my husband to go through the house and we both love that too even though it's not too my style it's just amazing and a circus museum is priceless I don't even like the circus that I love that museum it's a fantastic place