After a good hour's drive from Vienna, we reach our starting point, the famous medieval village of Dürnstein. Its charm and the gorgeous landscape surrounding it will delight you. During our hike, we will enjoy fantastic views over the surrounding hills, the Danube, the castle ruins, and the village of Dürnstein. Inhale the air, filled with aromatic scents of the holm oaks, pine trees, rocks and wildflowers. Lean against the sun-drenched rocks and feel their power. This unique landscape has an almost Mediterranean touch and resembles the ones in Southern Europe. Ascents and descents are steep in places and you must have adequate physical fitness. You must be free from vertigo and sure-footed. Please note that the path is very rocky, stony and rooted and can be slippery without the right shoes. After having reached the highest point of the hike, we continue with the ascent through a beautiful landscape with holm oaks and interesting rock formations, until we reach the castle ruins, where the English king Richard Lionheart was imprisoned centuries ago. Walking time is approx. 3 hours, depending on individual speed. We will visit the Christmas market in the Dürnstein Palace (Sat & Sun in December, optional) before heading back to Vienna. If you cannot find your preferred date in the calendar, please contact me for further options.
Hi, I'm Karin. I'm the founder of Das Leben Spüren - Embrace Life, an outdoor activity organiser, offering guided hiking tours and excursions for travellers, expats and locals. Already before that, I voluntarily organised similar trips for a global expat network. I am a professional hiking guide and have a master in tourism & leisure management. I love meeting people from all over the world as much as I love nature. Combining both and showing travellers the natural beauties of my home country is what I enjoy most. Besides my passion for nature and exploring new trails, I love yoga, photography, gardening, fashion and delicious food. On my tours, I invite participants to be present at the moment by finding joy and contentment in the sheer beauty of nature, rather than boring them with facts and figures.
Before we start our hike in the surrounding hills, we visit the famous medieval town of Duernstein. This hiking trail is considered one of the most beautiful in the entire Wachau region and offers fantastic views over the valley. The unique landscape has an almost Mediterranean touch with its holm oak forests. We will visit the striking castle ruins of Duernstein before ending the day in one of the local wine taverns.
最多可有4位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 Proper hiking shoes/boots with good grip needed. You must be free from vertigo and sure-footed. The terrain is very rocky, rooted and partly steep uphill/downhill. Without the right shoes, it can be very slippery. Length: 5 km…
Please note: for this hike, you need proper hiking shoes/boots with a good grip, because the terrain is very rocky, rooted and partly steep uphill/downhill. As well, you must be free vom vertigo and sure-footed. Compared to my other Wachau tours this is the most difficult in terms of the terrain.