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Holiday in the Wachau

Hotel Richard Löwenherz

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").


  • Open from mid-April to mid-October
  • 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
Zauberhafter Rosengarten

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.

Schwimmen im hoteleigenen Pool

Weather in Dürnstein

Dürnstein in der Wachau, Donau Niederösterreich © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Michael Liebert

Guest Reviews

"Fantabulous sums it up. The hotel was a perfect romantic setting in a beautiful location on the Danub. Dürnstein is over the top beautiful and quaint. The hotel Richard Loewenherz was terrific! [...] The restaurant at the hotel was absolutely fabulous - with an incredible Chef - Patrick - who created a special menu for us- and came out with each dish to introduce it."

DWright • Tripadvisor

Hotel Richard Löwenherz in Dürnstein