I will be visiting Wachau Region on one of my Vienna-trip days around end of November, and I aim to go directly to Durnstein which is right in the center of this World Heritage Sites.
I plan to take a train from Wien to Durnstein with an exchange in Krems, and going back the same way. The logic would be, this is my first time going alone during winter, and I'd better go straight to where I want to. And since it's winter, the Melk-Krems bike ride seems almost impossible.
I have several questions before making a complete itinerary.
- is Durnstein train station far from the center? around how long walking distance?
- my aim is to go up to the Richard the Lionheard ruin to get a very fantastic spot to take pictures of the Wachau Region from the hill. Is it a hard hike? (especially during winter)
- is Durnstein still 'alive' during winter? (for the wine sip, or lunch)
looking forward to the enlightments, and thanks so much in advance :-)