From Dürnstein up to the castle ruins and the Starhembergwarte, then over to the Vogelberg, and down the Vogelbergsteig back to Dürnstein. A relatively easy but fantastic hike!
A first view of the town of Dürnstein, right along the Donau (Danube).
The ruins of the Dürnstein castle.
Then further up the trail to the Starhembergwarte, while it was getting more and more cloudy.
And over to the Vogelberg.
Back down along the Vogelbergsteig, a spectacular trail.
Finally the sun started coming out again.
Back down in Dürnstein.
Map, elevation profile, and additional information
|Trailhead coordinates||48.392808, 15.523391|
|Length & cumulative elevation||7.5km, +/-650m|
|Public transport||Train to Krems a/d Donau, then bus (WL1) to Dürnstein.|
|Remarks||A famous place in the Wachau region along the Donau (Danube). Don't go during summer or on the weekend, as it will be overly crowded. I did it on a weekday in early March, which was perfect.|
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