From Vienna and the East: Take the A22 Motorway/Autobahn to Stockerau, and then the S5 to Krems. Or you take the A1 Motorway/Autobahn to St. Pölten, further on S33 direction Krems. Keeping on the left bank, follow the signs for the Wachau and Dürnstein on the B3.
From Linz or Salzburg and the West: Take the A1 Motorway/Autobahn to Melk, then follow the signs for the left bank (Linkes Ufer) and the B3, Dürnstein and Krems.
Parking in Dürnstein
Please read carefully! The town center of Dürnstein has a strict no-parking zone. There are 4 car parks - please remember small change for the parking meters! Depending on which car park you chose the walk to the abbey will take you between 5 up to 10 minutes, either along the river or through the vineyards.
P 1 - to the east of Dürnstein, by the Kuenringerbath swimming pool, the biggst park for busses and cars P 2 - to the east right just before the tunnel under Dürnstein, cars only P 3 - to the west right just before the tunnel under Dürnstein, cars only P 6 - By the railway Station (Bahnhof) to the east right before the tunnel under Dürnstein, cars only
By train / bus
From Vienna and the East and the North, Krems Station. Also from east, south and west, St. Pölten and then Krems. From the West Melk Station. When in Krems or Melk, take the bus to Dürnstein.
There is a regular bus service between Krems and Melk, running every hour in each direction. Route planner
From April to October there is a tourist train service between Krems and Emmersdorf. www.noevog.at/wachaubahn called the Wachaubahn. It connects with Trains from Vienna and St. Pölten.
Please consult the Austrian Federal Railroads (ÖBB) www.oebb.at
Welcome to Dürnstein Abbey!
The former Augustinian Monastery of Dürnstein with its blue tower is the landmark of the Wachau valley. Sínce it's dissolution it belongs to the Augustinian canons of Herzogenburg.