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vienna to durnstein...sights along the way???

Hi, we are driving from Vienna to durnstein in a few weeks. Is there any fun sights to see along the way? New york tims did an article on a nearby abbey... the Stift Klosterneuburg,...was wondering if it was worth it??? We will probably stop to see Krems old town. is it easy to get to? how about parking? Any other thoughts? We have a few days in Durnstein to cycle and see Melk Abbey. Let me know if there is any Must see's in the area!

Many thanks in advance, your responses are so helpful!....these forums are awesome for planning trips!

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1. Re: vienna to durnstein...sights along the way???

Stift Klosterneuburg is very intersting - theirmuseum also- well known for the beautiful Verdun Altar - a nice area for dining also.

www.klosterneuburg.at

But perhaps this is best done as a day visit from Vienna. It is a very easy ride by local train or bus from Vienna. You can drive to the town from Vienna - but this requires a fair amount of city driving to get to the area of Nussdorf in Vienna - then following the roadway to Klosterneuburg ( S-14 , B-14 )). The road way in Klosterneuburg has been in renovation and modernization for some time . I think work is not complete yet - so some delay is possible.

This town is on the west side of the Danube- the easiest way to Krems and the Wachau is to follow the A-22 autobahn from Vienna onward on the east side. The drive Vienna - Krems takes just under one hour using the east side ( A-22 , S-5, S-3 this way well signed )Using the route through Klosterneuburg and then to Tulln- then crossing there to find the main highway to Krems - takes much more time.

Nothing special between Vienna and Krems- one large castle - but this an 18th century construction - looks great from a distance but a false re-creation.

The ara of Stein and Krems itself interesting

www.krems.at

A wine museum too , Gozzoburg a marvel.

Easy parking on the street - several parking garages- the town on the highway as you drive - look for signs Zentrum ( center ) parking garages are found easily with the direction signs.

Stein , to me is worth a stop. This at the danube Boat Stop . you see the sights as you drive along the highway between the Danube and the buildings. Easy on street parking in Stein. Nice walk through the old narrow streets.

Dürnstein is very interesting.

I answered some recent questions on this area.

Look for the posting by virvino regarding Durnstein and the Wachau.

Melk Abbey is a great visit .

Biking a good way to experience this area.

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2. Re: vienna to durnstein...sights along the way???

should clarify the above - limited bridge crossings on the Danube between Vienna and Krems.

Just Vienna - Tulln and Krems- thus touring must take this into consideration.

In the Wachau.

You have a small ferry at Dürnstein- people and bikes. They rent bikes too this year. A small number at the ferry dock in Dürnstein.

At Weissenkirchen and Spitz - the ferry is a little biggerr - holds perhaps 3 autos - mostly bikers and the occasional tractor or perhaps a cow.

Bridge at Melk.

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3. Re: vienna to durnstein...sights along the way???

Many thanks Vertical. The other post you sent me to was great too! Just looking thru your old posts (and some of the other area experts is a huge time saver! ) Shelley

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