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A day in Dürnstein is a lovely day trip when staying in Vienna. This small town looks like something out of a story book fairy tale. Right by the Danube, it offers beautiful views of the river and Wachau valley, a UNESCO heritage site. It is a perfect day trip, located one hour away from Vienna, and it can be reached by train, car or river boat. You can lose track of time strolling amidst the labyrinth of small streets and charming houses. If you are feeling energetic, climb up to the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, visit its beautiful abbey and have some lunch or a coffee with views of the Danube. And why not take the opportunity to try the well-known local white wine?