Hotel Schloss Dürnstein          

  A3601 Durnstein (Vienna - 88 km) − Austria

Member of Relais & Chateaux

Amidst unique and impressive Wachau scenery - a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 - Hotel Schloss Dürnstein thrones high above the Danube river. The Dürnstein Castle and Monastery was built in 1630, and is now an elegant 5 star hotel with all modern comfort but still as gorgeous as 4 centuries ago . The Hotel Schloss Dürnstein boasts 47 rooms, each an original. The furniture evokes the styles of Baroque, Biedermeier and Empire. The cuisine will become unforgettable, it combines regional and international specialties. Not to mention the wine list with the best wines from Austria and the rest of the world. Lunches and dinners are served on the famous terrace overlooking the Danube River. The bar is on the ground floor next to the lobby and invites you for a pre-dinner cocktail or simply for setting an unforgettable end to a delicious dinner. Not only curious and literary interested people enjoy the intimate atmosphere in the hotel's library but also anyone who enjoys the little extra to normal standards.
The hotel also has one of the finest indoor and outdoor swimming pools in Austria. And you can also enjoy the sauna, steam bath and fitness room on rainy days.
One of the seasonal highlights at the Hotel Schloss Dürnstein are the midsummer night celebrations in June.

Hotel Schloss Dürnstein

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Garden area

In walking distance you'll find a beautiful place for private relaxation. This natural Pond can be rent for individual use at a rate of € 180,00 for a full day (maximum 8 hours) and € 90,00 for half a day (maximum 4 hours). These rates are not for groups but certainly families and groups of friends who stay in the hotel can use it at this rate. 

We would be pleased to make a reservation for you. 

For further information please ask at Front Desk! This area as well as the adjacent cellar can be used for private functions (wine tastings, barbecues, etc.) and we would be happy to make an individual offer to you.

Art Gallery 

"The artist's vocation is to share his skills with others"

The art gallery founded by the artists' couple Danuta & Janusz Strzalkowski was founded by the two academics in 1984. Since the year 2000 a large selection of works by the two artists Janusz and Danuta has been successfully presented in the premises of the Hotel Schloss Dürnstein.

Different styles from realism, impressionism, and dynamic abstract painting unite here in one place and have been supplemented since 2012 by the works of the common daughter, Kalina Strzalkowski.

The art gallery and its artists perform individual commissioned works such as portraits, copies and compositions, which are reflected both in the motifs of the Wachau, as well as in the art of landscape painting, as well as in abstract works. In accordance with the mission statement "The artist's vocation is to share his skills with others", the artists allow their audience a direct insight into the creative process.

We would be pleased to invite you to the private house studio in Grafenwörth by telephone on +43 699 11694528:

Hofgartensiedlung 29, 3484 Grafenwörth.

Where work, life and exhibition unite.

Janusz Strzalkowski

Janus (Janusz Strzalkowski) was born in Warsaw.

He studied at the academy of fine arts in his hometown from 1974 to 1979 and graduated with a diploma.

In 1981 he came to Austria.

Since 1983 he has been a member of the Association of Professional Artists of Austria and founded the Atelier Gallery in his house.

In 1986 he was granted Austrian citizenship.

In 1991 he received from the Polish state the order for special services for culture and art.






Danuta Strzalkowski

Danuta Strzalkowski (artist's name "Danuta") was born in Warsaw.

She studied foreign trade at the Academy of Economics in Warsaw. After completing her studies she decided to go to the Kunstakademie.

In 1981, shortly before the exceptional state was imposed, she left Poland to go to Austria.

In 1986 she was granted Austrian citizenship.

In 1991, the Polish government awarded Danuta Strzalkowski the Order for special merits for art and culture.






Kalina Strzalkowski

Kalina Strzalkowski was born on June 18, 1988 in Krems on the Danube.

In 2008 she began her studies in the graphics class under the direction of Univ. Prof. Gunter Damisch, at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien and finished it in 2015 with distinction.

Her work is, at first sight, the abstract space; however, a more complex context can be seen in the closer examination. Observations of the society, its dynamism and its character, it lends its own aesthetics, thereby providing an individual access to their context.





Extra Beds

Extra beds are only available in the Superior and Deluxe rooms; however, we have one babybay for babies 6-months and younger which can be used in all of our rooms. For toddlers up to 3-years old, we have cots available. Older children can sleep on pull-out sleeper couches or an extra bed to be provided. 

Children up to 6-years old sleep in their parents’ rooms free of charge. Families with children 7-years and older will be charged € 59.00 per night which includes breakfast.


We are happy to organize a babysitter for your children if for instance parents wish to enjoy a meal on their own. Rates are upon request.

Kid's Menu

Our youngest guests are able to choose their favorite dishes from their own kid’s menu in the restaurant while also solving one of many puzzles and thereby participating in a special kid's game for a prize. 

There is also a small kid’s corner on the terrace.

Pets Policy

Your Family's Friend

Your four-legged friends do not need to stay at home. Actually, the dog here Giovanni enjoys making new friends. We request that you provide us with advance notice if you choose to bring along your pet. 

For hygienic reasons, we do not assign guests with dogs to rooms with carpet floors. This primarily applies to the Superior rooms and rooms with balconies. All of our other room offerings are available with hardwood floors. We charge an extra € 16.00 per dog and day, and we will provide you with a dog blanket as well as feeding dishes. 

Your dog is welcome to join you on the terrace, but please refrain from bringing your dog along to the pool areas as well as the restaurant and breakfast room.


Free Wi-Fi is available in the guest rooms and public area of the hotel. Please ask the reception clerks for the required password.

To ensure a fast and trouble-free access in places where the historic walls are very thick, we installed even more and better routers at the end of 2015.

Additionally, you may use the guest computer located in the library

Parking situation

You are certainly allowed to park your car/mini van in our court yard. Please note that parking is not allowed in the village or in front of our gate. 

If you are interested we will reserve space in our garage. (€ 18,00/night)

Car Rentals

In case you arrive without a car, we would be happy to organize a rental car for your stay. Kindly inform us of your plans as early as you can. 

You do not need a car to explore the many nearby attractions. It is possible to take daytrips on the bus or hire a taxi for travel. You can also travel to destinations along the Danube on boats.

+43 2711 212   Fax: +43 2711 212 30

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Arriving by Train

Traveling from Vienna: Take the train from Franz Josefs Bahnhof to Krems. Once in Krems, either transfer via bus or taxi to Dürnstein. 

Traveling from Salzburg: Disembark at St. Pölten Hauptbahnhof and then either take a 30 km taxi to Dürnstein or transfer to another train traveling towards Krems. Once in Krems, you can take a public bus or hire a taxi.

Arriving by Plane

Vienna International Airport is approximately 110 km east of Dürnstein. You have the option of renting a car directly at the airport or hiring a chauffeur to pick you up upon arrival. The cost for a one-way chauffeur service is around € 140.00. We would kindly help arrange this service for you. 

There are also several transportation options from the airport to Vienna directly which require you to make additional transfers in order to travel to the Wachau. Given the additional steps, traveling through Vienna takes somewhat longer than driving directly from the airport.

Arriving by helicopter

Why not come to Dürnstein by helicopter? Landing on the sportsfield in the east of the town is allowed. Certainly we will then pick you up with our van. 

Furthermore you can use this very elegant method of transportation in order to make a special gourmet trip to one of the very good restaurants in Austria.

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