Cities of Austria: Krems-en der Donau

Wonderful medieval city Krems An der Donau (Krems An der Donau) lies 75 km north-west of Vienna, in the so-called Danube gate – a place where the Great River breaks out of the hugs of the mountains, increasing its channel and forming a Vienna Basin.

  • Church Burgershpalskirche
  • Crems-an der Donau town
  • Gate Steiner Tor

Founded by Babenberg in the XII century as a western outpost of the valley, already by the XIII century it becomes a rich center of winemaking. A reminder of this period is the narrow streets of Alstage with their numerous old mansions. Even the devastating thirty-year war and the reduction of shipping on the Danube could not cause the city of strong damage, but his peaceful atmosphere and beautiful landscapes attracted thousands of artists and people of science, gradually turned it into a kind of art center. The modern city actually consists of three separate settlements – directly Krems, Unda and Stein (Stein), which serves as a reason for endless jokes like Krems und Stein Sind Drei Stadte (words of words – "Liquor and clay mug – and three cities!").


Cities of Austria Krems-en der Donau

The main street of Landstrasse is built up with colorful old buildings, in which shops are now located for most. Worth see Church Burgershpalskirche (built in 1470 as a hospital chapel), Patusha (XVI B.), elegant arcade internal courtyard Mansion Fellnerhof (Obere Landstrasse 10), then go norther for quiet powerful streets and squares to the Ladyoman Parish Church (X-XVII centuries.) on PFARRPLATZ, from which the old staircase leads to an impressive later Church Piaristoinkrich, With the bell tower of which the beautiful panorama of the city opens.

  • View of the western part of Krems-en der Donau
  • Landstrasse Street
  • Church of Piaristenkrich
  • Interiors Dominikanerkirche

Then you can climb further – to a pretty Room Hoher Markt, Wonderful medieval Palace Gotszo, widely known Mansion Sgrafthitohaus (XVI B., Margarethenstrasse 5), historical Museum Winstadt in the old Dominican monastery, medieval Gate to Steiner Tor (between Kremme and Undom) and Krasrunt Tor (Border with a Stein), the exhibition hall of Kunst Halle-Krasf and nearby Minorientekirche. And it will end up familiar with the city in the quiet quarters of Shatnya with his churches Frauenbergkirhe, Complex Monastery Görtahig (XI-XVIII in.), impressive Complex Zalzstadel (Salt warehouses XVI in.) and numerous medieval mansions.

  • Parish Church on Pfarrplatz
  • Castle graphenegg
  • Tower of Castle graphenegg

It is also worth seeing and lying 10 km east, near graphenet, beautiful Castle graphenegg www.Grafenegg.AT with an extensive park.

Reviews and studies of trips

Austria. Vahau Valley, Krems on the Danube

This city is located on the banks of the Danube, a full-flowing river with a very strong flow and a fatty water. By the way, shipping. Courts are very different, there are large cruise, sparkling, with chic cabins and highlighted from within restaurants with already served tables. Looks very appetizing read more →

SOM MOS | March 2014

Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia in May

There was a question, it can be worth buying tickets, and then develop a route in Europe with the border crossing through Poland. I was agreed. Outside the window of the drifts, foot in the gypsum, and here there is a perspective of rest for May month. Read more →

Cities of Austria Krems-en der Donau

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