Dürnstein castle was documented first time in 1144. It belonged to the Dürnsteiner family until 1192. The castle fell in to disrepair in the 16th century and was abandoned in 1610.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Martin Wolfger (3 years ago)
Always worth a visit. It's free and the views are gorgeous!
Ales Hotko (4 years ago)
Beautiful castle ruins, one of the best I've seen. But I miss information tables or anything informational about castle and it's history (it would be nice to have it in English and German as many visitors are from abroad).
Ralf Luthin (4 years ago)
Fantastic piece of history. You get a real sense of how royalty lived so many hundreds of years ago. The view incredible from up there
Max Tc (5 years ago)
Sehr schöne Ruine, sehr gut erhalten und der Ausblick ist hervorragend! Die Gegend eignet sich sehr gut für eine Wanderung. Kurz vor der Burg konnten wir uns etwas zu essen und trinken kaufen. Man kann auch mit dem Auto in die Nähe der Burg fahren, Parkplätze sind vorhanden, den Rest des Weges muss man gehen.
Ralf Luthin (6 years ago)
Went for a hike and came across this beauty
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