Richard the Lionheart is said to have been the first true guest of note in Dürnstein. What this illustrious English King enjoyed eight centuries ago - albeit, in his case, somewhat involuntarily - awaits you in an almost unchanged state: namely, one of the most beautiful, pristine river landscapes in Europe, tucked into the green hills of the Waldviertel ("forest district") and the Dunkelsteinerwald ("dark stone forest").
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
in light of current global events and under highest consideration for everyone's health, we will postpone our hotel's reopening to a yet unknown point in time. We are following daily developments closely and will let you know about a new opening date as soon as there is one. We would be delighted, if you chose to spend your well deserved holidays after these trying weeks with at our hotel.
Now, more than ever, may you and your families stay strong and healthy, in the hopes of welcoming you back with soon.
With kind regards from the Wachau valley,
Franziska Thiery & Team
- Living in a historic ambience overlooking the Danube
- In the center of the medieval town of Dürnstein
- Convent garden with swimming pool for relaxing
- Terrace overlooking the Danube and the historic Dürnstein
- In the middle of the beautiful World Heritage site of Wachau
Holidays, where guests come first ...
Here, in the soul of the Wachau, where the mild and sunny climate bestows its blessings not just on the vineyard grapes, the Thiery family extends a royal welcome to their guests. The hotel radiates the unique atmosphere of a former convent of the Clares, right on the banks of the Danube. In the Restaurant Löwenherz you will be pampered with culinary delights and a fine selection of wines.
Host of tradition & passion
The hotel has done justice to its royal name ever since - as Hotel Richard the Lionheart, where each and every guest is treated royally.
"[...] We were on a cycling trip, and we really appreciated the large pool (unheated) and the big lawn at the side of the hotel. [...] The bed was good, and the bathroom well appointed and modern. The hotel restaurant was very good, with standard Austrian/German style menu. It was a great mix of old and new for us, and it was the perfect spot to chill out after 9 days on a big cycling trip. We would stay here again"
Keith Schaefer • Tripadvisor