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Duernstein on the Danube river, Wachau valley, Austria Photo
Duernstein on the Danube river, Wachau valley
SOURCE: Osterreich Werbung/Himsl, courtesy of Austrian National Tourist Office, used with permission.

The small town of Durnstein on the Danube river in the Krems-Land district, Lower Austria, is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Wachau region, and a well-known wine growing area.

The Wachau is one of the most famous regions in Austria, because of its scenery, culture and excellent wines.

Durnstein monastery, surrounded by beautiful physical scenery, was founded in 1410, and expanded in 1788 by emperor Joseph II.


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