Discovery of

the Precious

Opening hours 2019

May 1st to November 3rd
Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays from 10 a.m to 6 p.m
(last entry 5.30 p.m.)

Evening in the monastery

Every saturday in July, August & September open until 8 p.m.
(last entry 7.30 p.m.)

Recommended visiting time: 1 hour

Prices 2019

Single tickets

Recommended visiting time: 1 hour

Group tickets

Groups of 20 persons or more (without cloister and crypt)

IMPORTANT: Only guides that have participated in the introduction to the new exhibition in spring 2019 are allowed to guide in the Dürnstein Abbey. All guided tours for groops have to be registrated in advance.


by car

From Vienna: Motorway A1 until St. Pölten junction, then S33 towards Krems or S5 until junction Jettsdorf/Krems. From Krems follow the B3 until Dürnstein
From Linz/Salzburg: Motorway A1 until Melk, then proceed on B3 towards Krems until Dürnstein

Parking in Dürnstein

Parking is generally prohibited in the ancient parts of Dürnstein. Outside the center are four parking areas liable to fees. The walking distance towards the abbey is 7 to 10 minutes.
P 1 – to the east of Dürnstein, close to the Kuenringerbad, for busses and cars
P 2 – to the east of the Dürnstein tunnel, only for cars
P 3 – to the west of the Dürnstein tunnel, only for cars
P 6 – at the train station, only for cars

by bus / train

The busses of the Wachau line travel hourly between Krems and Melk. Please use the route planner of the VOR network:

The Wachau railway operates from April to October between Krems and Emmersdorf (near Melk). On Sundays the train ride can be booked including a guided tour at the Dürnstein Abbey. Times and details can be found at

In Krems connecting trains of the Franz-Josef-railway to Vienna or St. Pölten (and then onwards to Vienna or Linz/Salzburg) can be reached. Information and details at

by ship

From April to October the Brandner as well as the DDSG line travel regularly from Krems to Melk and back. The pier no. 20 in Dürnstein is right below the blue steeple.

We look forward

to your visit!