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Durnstein is a municipality situated in the North Austria, in the region of Niederösterreich. Located on the banks of the River Donau (Danube), it is the wine capital of this area of the country. Its name is due to the castle of  "Duerrstein" and its meaning is dry stone. Its origins date back to 1192 and the castle was prison of King Richard I of England, who was captured by the Austrians in the Third Crusade.



N  48º 23' 42''

E   15º 31' 13''

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