the Krems Gate
Spend a wonderful time in the historic tower in the middle of the city wall. The beautiful roof terrace, the historic and knightly flair and your own garden with barbecue, dining table, hammock and your own parking space round off your stay in this unique building from the 15th century.
Access to the tower leads to the lowest but elevated floor which serves as the dining room and kitchen. At the entrance there is also a bathroom with a toilet and a small shower. From the dining table you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city center.
The two bedrooms on the middle floor have direct access to the adjoining bathroom with bath, toilet and vanity.
A spiral staircase leads to the top floor, which invites you to relax, enjoy and entertain. Here you will find a bar, various seating options and table football. The reading corner by the window offers a unique view of the Dürnstein vineyards.
From the top floor, you can take a staircase to the roof terrace. The atmosphere on the roof terrace invites you to sunbathe on the seating area and do yoga on the wooden deck. From here you can also enjoy the sunset with a good wine and a breathtaking panoramic view.
Along the Danube, a mild climate and excellent white wines – the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau is a magical area at any time of the year.
The gentle hills, all planted with vines, the medieval character of the villages and the banks of the Danube combine to form an incomparable picture.
Wines that are appreciated by connoisseurs all over the world thrive in the Wachau. There are also a large number of historic buildings along the 33 kilometers along the Danube – from Melk to Krems.
An indispensable destination on the banks of the Danube is the old Kuenringer town of Dürnstein, where tradition and beauty meet in a unique way. The landscape is characterized by natural beauties, such as the terraces of old vineyards, a favorable climate and numerous cultural monuments.
During your stay, enjoy the Wachau wines in a cozy wine tavern or in a shady garden of a restaurant.
the car park
Your private parking space is directly in front of the Kremser Tor, in your garden.
Fitness & Sauna
is included during your stay. You can use the premium fitness club “Active City” in Krems Stadt. This offers a sauna, cardio equipment, strength training equipment, various courses and a CrossFit area.
There is also a garage on site for free use during training.
is a team with one goal: to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We are happy to be there for you.
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THE HISTORY OF DÜRNSTEIN
During the 11th century, the Kuenringers came to Austria from the Bavarian-Saxon region and received large areas around Eggenburg and Gobelsburg as imperial fiefdoms.
In the service of the Austrian sovereign of Babenberg, they acquired a large part of the Waldviertel. The Tegernsee monastery in Bavaria appointed them as bailiffs over the monastery’s properties in the Wachau.
Asso von Kuenring acquired the area around today’s Dürnstein, and his grandson Hadmar I fortified the rocks above the Danube for the first time.
In 1192/93, the English King Richard I the Lionheart was held captive at the Kuenringer Castle by order of the Babenberger Leopold V. A portion of Richard’s ransom, which went to the Kuenringers, enabled the expansion and prosperity of the castle and town of Dürnstein in the 13th and 14th centuries.
In the 1347 division of inheritance between the Kuenringer brothers Leuthold III. and Johann I. the new local area is called a town for the first time. In this year Dürnstein should have received city rights from Johann I. The residents are referred to as citizens.
However, the town of Dürnstein only received its coat of arms from Emperor Friedrich III. Awarded in 1476.
The area offers you many opportunities for your leisure time and your daily life. You can find recommendations from our team that will take care of you on Instagram and on the tablet in the tower. If you need more tips for your free time, we would be happy to advise you by phone.
are automatically deducted from 7 and 14 nights.
our CHECK IN
takes place online and will be sent to your e-mail address two days before arrival.
During check-in we ask for your name, e-mail address, date of birth, photo ID and credit card. All data is securely stored in accordance with GDPR. Our terms and conditions are also to be confirmed. You can also view these on our website before you book.
After successful check-in you will receive all access details to your e-mail address.