Discovery of

the Precious

Opening Times 2021

from May 29th daily
Season end: 31st October 2021

Montag to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday & public holidays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(last entry: 5.30 p.m.)

Evening at the Abbey

July to September: open every Saturday until 8 p.m.
(last entry: 7.30 p.m.)

Recommended visit: 1 hour

Preview 2022

2022 we will be open 26 March to 30 October. Opening hours will remain unchanged.

Precautions for COVID-19

According to the Austrian government the visit of the abbey is allowed as long as given strict rules & regulations are followed. For the health of our guests and employees all necessary procedures are implemented and are amongst others:

  • Disinfectant dispensers at entrances
  • Cashless payment in the Museum Shop
  • Continuous disinfection of surfaces
  • Continuous testing of our employees


Unvaccinated persons must wear an FFP2 mask in the entire museum area. Mouth-nose protection is recommended for vaccinated and recovered persons. Keep your distance from people who do not live in the same household.

Ticket Prices 2021

Single tickets

Recommended visit: 1 hour

Group tickets

valid for groups of 16 or more (without cloister or crypt)

Group packages with regional partners:

IMPORTANT: ALL group tours must be registered in advance.

Ticketshop (currently only in German available)

Bonus partner of:

Getting here

by car

From Vienna: Take the A1 motorway until the St. Pölten junction, then follow the S33 towards Krems or S5 to the Jettsdorf/Krems junction. From Krems follow the B3 towards Dürnstein.

From Linz/Salzburg: Take the A1 motorway until the Melk junction, then continue on the B3 towards Dürnstein/Krems.

parking in Dürnstein

Parking is not permitted anywhere in the old town of Dürnstein. Outside the town centre, four pay-and-display car parks are available for visitors. The walking time from the car parks to the Abbey is 7 to 10 minutes.
P 1 – east of Dürnstein by the Kuenringerbad, busses and cars
P 2 – east of the road tunnel, cars only
P 3 – west of the road tunnel, cars only
P 6 – railway station, cars only

by bus / train

You can plan your individual journey to us by bus and train using the VOR Verkehrsverbund Ostregion route planner:
(stations: Dürnstein (NÖ) West or Parkplatz Ost)

The Wachau railway runs between Krems and Emmersdorf from April to October. Timetable available at:

Our tip: look under “Angebote für Fahrgäste” to find combined tickets that include entry to Dürnstein Abbey!

by boat

From April to October excursion boats sail daily between Krems and Melk operated by the BRANDNER Schiffahrt GmbH and the DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH.

Pier No. 20 in Dürnstein is located directly below the blue Abbey church tower. Details at: and

We look forward

to welcoming you!