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Krems an der Donau

Lower Austria
Krems an der Donau
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By Air

The airfield has a 904 meters long Gneixendorf asphalt runway suitable for aircraft up to 5 tons.In addition, 4 hangars with 2400 m2 floor space is available.

By Train

The railway station Krems is a railroad hub is the endpoint of an electrified branch of the Franz Josef Railway and the starting point of the non-electrified routes to St. Poelten main station (opened 1879) and in the Wachau (Donauuferbahn; opened in 1909).Some trains go in Hadersdorf am Kamp Kamp track branching off in Krems.

By Bus

Krems is the junction of three Wieselbus lines (C, E, F) the St. Polten connect with different regions of Lower Austria.Krems is also the starting point of several bus lines of the OBB Postbus Waldviertel and the Wachau.

By Road

Krems is the end point of two highways: the S5 (Stocke Expressway) to node Stockerau at the A22 and S33 (Kremser Expressway) to node Sankt Poelten on the A1.The Danube B3 leads to the Wachau and on to Upper Austria, the Kremserstrabe B37 leads into the forest district to Zwettl.The L100 crosses the bridge over the Danube and Mauterner by Furth / Paudorf to St. Poelten.The Langenloiser B218 road leading from Krems Krems on the airfield after Kamp and in the Kamp Valley, the Retzer road B35 from the Krems-knot north- Retz.

By Ferry

Great importance is also the port on the Danube, next to the Vienna and Linz is one of the largest in Austria.The port has a 40 - and 50-ton bridge crane and a grain terminal with silo storage.Port of Krems also has a lock that protects against flooding and can be closed if necessary.The total turnover in 2005 amounts to 2,889,643 tons.In addition to the port of Krems there is the marina the port authorities and four plates for mooring pleasure boats in the district of stone.The ship station Krems is starting point for many sightseeing tours and theme in the Wachau region but also to Vienna and Linz.To drive such the DDSG Blue Danube the nostalgia tours Krems from Brandner and shipping in Krems.Since the opening of the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal also French and Dutch ships sail in the shipping needs.

Key places to visit
Cathedral of St. Poelten, Old town of Krems, Parish Church of St. Vitus, Wolfsberg Castle, Caricature Museum Krems, Wine City Krems Museum, Danube Festival, Wachau-marathon


Places to Visit

Cathedral of St. Poelten

is since 1785 the cathedral of the diocese of St. Poelten and was formerly the seat of the Monastery of St. Poelten.The building appears, despite well-preserved late Romanesque core as a Baroque building.Around 1150 one was nave, transept-free church with twin towers as Westwerk built, although it was rebuilt already 1267-1280 generous after a fire.This church was in 1228 by Bishop Gebhard rather Assumption into heaven, consecrated (Assumption) that Patotrozinium that leads to the Cathedral to this 1512 it burned devastating throughout the city then the North Tower was demolished and never rebuilt.The current picture of the cathedral was built in the 17th Century. After a fire in 1621 the present building was designed in the diocese of early Baroque.The last high point in architectural history witnessed the former monastery under Provost John Michel leader.

Old town of Krems

is part of the UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape Wachau, which was recognized in 2000.The landmark of the city of Krems is the Steiner Tor, which was restored in 2005 consuming.Both in the district of Krems and Stein closed in the district town stocks are available.As in the past 50 years the main focus of trade and industry in the district of Krems or who has retired at the eastern edge of the eastern city encountered shopping centers the district Stein has remained largely unchanged structurally.The small commercial uses as well as small commercial enterprises are largely gone.

Parish Church of St. Vitus

The parish church of St. Vitus in the city of Krems on the Danube is a Roman Catholic church and goes to a gift of Emperor Henry II back. of 1014 and initially had a so-called "mother parish" a considerable extent. It was not until 1178 is Sankt Veit (Vitus) named as the title of Holy Church, which led to the hypothesis, the oldest parish church would be at the site of today Piaristenkirche Krems (Mrs. Hill Church) and would seek to have been dedicated to St. Stephen.From the medieval church is only the lower part of the tower of the early 13th Century must be dated.Because of the poor condition was a complete demolition and new construction (1616-1630) according to the plans of coming out of Milan Cypriano Biasino.On the northeast side of the church is a small Kapellenbau in 1739 for the sculptural group "The Saint. St. Anna. Mary Read was created in the teaching.It is a stone sculpture from the first Half of the 14th Century, which has as a document of the late Gothic period a particularly important role in the development of art Kremser.

Wolfsberg Castle

is a castle in Angern in Lower Austria.The castle is located on Wolf Mountain drop-off of a high terrace on the Danube.Below the castle lies the village Angern, a cadastral district of Krems on the Danube.The castle was built in around the year 1531 in the style of the Renaissance on a medieval manor house built. Major structural changes took place in the 17th and 19th Century rather than the castle's towers were added.In the First World War it took many Galician refugees on.The Wolfsberg castle had many owners in its history.From the 13th Century there were repeated in the possession of the monastery Gottweig.From 15th to 17th Century the castle belonged to the most noble family of Geyer. From 1934 to 1989, the religious community " Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, "a rest home, a retirement home in 1960.Today the castle is owned by the family of Nicholas Fox.

Caricature Museum Krems

The Caricature Museum Krems is a caricature museum in Krems, Lower Austria.It was designed by the architect and caricaturist Gustav Peichl (Ironimus) and erected on 29 September 2001 with the exhibition "Everything Cartoon - The subscribed 20th Century "opened.The museum exhibited in this exhibition for the first time in Austria a cross-section of the main international original artwork from the fields of caricature, satirical and Humorzeichung the 20th Century.Besides the exhibitions, the Caricature Museum Krems is also trying its own collection of caricatures and cartoons and creating a specialized library.The focus is on the caricature of the 20th European Century, special importance is attached to the Austrian caricature.Besides the largest collection of cartoons by Manfred Deix who own permanent collection (actual title: "This is Deix") is dedicated, and Ironimus leaves was 2004, an important part of the estate of Erich Sokol purchased.Since 2003, an additional space for events and exhibitions. With a breakthrough in the adjacent former factory Eybl this area was incorporated into the museum.

Wine City Krems Museum

The Wine Museum is located at the town market in grains of Krems on the Danube.The wine town museum is in a former Dominican monastery dating from the 13th Century housed.The baroque church courtyard and religious part of the museum, which also has a historic wine cellar.Exhibits include art and crafts, sculptures, paintings and works of the Baroque painter Johann Martin Schmidt (Kremser Schmidt).It is the oldest active Hauer guild Central Europe and the work of the winemakers in the 19th Century presented.In the gallery on the first Stock are regular exhibitions of contemporary artists.

Danube Festival

The Danube Festival is an event series for contemporary art and culture in Lower Austria.The festival was founded in 1988 and is supported by the Province of Lower Austria and financed.The Danube Festival since 2005 under the artistic direction of Tomas Zierhofer-Kin. Two weekends in the spring of Krems is an international platform for new performance art and music. New forms of theater, media theater, film, video, rap, spoken word, hip-hop, experimental music, sound art, post rock, electronic pop and discourse are offered. Artists from various genres contact with the strategies, dystopias and utopias apart of the mass media and society.The company is based Krems are the main venues and exhibition halls Krems Krems Minoritenkirche the sound space.


is a running event in the Wachau, which will be held in September since 1998.The proposed routes include a marathon (42.195 km) from Emmersdorf to Krems on the Danube, a half marathon and quarter marathon.The day before races for children will be held over various distances.After the event was run for ten years by Helmut Paul, 2008, the CEC took over run4business under the leadership of Michael Buchleitner the responsibility for the course.From 2004 to 2007 was also an ultra-marathon (53 km) offered to the European Cup for ultramarathons counted.The route runs along the left bank of the Danube first 3 km upstream, downstream turns and runs there then, mostly on the B 3, to the city of Krems, which is the goal of all races.The half marathon starts at Spitz, the quarter marathon in Dürnstein.

Right Time to Visit

September - February
April - August


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