Vienna, the capital of Austria, is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the east of Durnstein, while Graz is 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the south.
Explore Durnstein's offerings. See Stifskirche and Burgruine.
Staying in this popular part of the country can be not only relaxing, but an adventure too; so be sure to jump in the car and visit a few of the other fabulous population centers in the vicinity of Durnstein. Rosenburg-Mold, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest, and Poechlarn, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast of Durnstein are also well worth checking out.
While you are on vacation in Durnstein, why not see Krems an der Donau. Approximately 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the east, this regional transport and shopping hub is home to Sgraffitohaus, Weinstadt Museum and Schloss Grafenegg. Steiner Tor, Pfarrkirche and Gottweig Abbey are good places to visit.
A surefire way to truly appreciate a spot is by exploring its past. Don't miss the historic palaces while you are here. Take a trip to Lower Austria's art museums and art galleries. These are good places to hang out, particularly when the weather is less than perfect.
Be sure to pack a camera and water bottle so you can join one of the city walking tours, guided nature walks and winery tours. If you are not the type of traveler to take a break from work merely to shuffle between the buffet and the bar, Lower Austria offers plenty of outdoor-adventure pursuits like hiking and tobogganing.
As your break finishes, you'll be sure to bid Durnstein a sad "Tschüss"