Krems an der Donau is a riverside town in the Danube's Wachau Valley tourist region of Lower Austria.

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Built in the 13th century, this is one of the most significant medieval city buildings in Austria, and is now used for special exhibits. In 2006 and 2007 restoration work uncovered a remarkable set of 13th-century frescoes; along with the ''Iwein'' frescoes in Thüringen, Germany, these are the only surviving indoor 13th-century murals north of the Alps. The murals can be viewed only with a guided tour, arranged through the '''Museumkrems'''.

SEE   —  Hoher Markt 11


After registration (online or by mobile), pick up a bicycle at any Nextbike location, and drop it off at the same or any other Nextbike spot. A map of pickup and drop-off points can be found [ here] (click 'Wachau' for Krems); a brochure for the Wachau region is available for [ download].

Jewish Cemetery Krems

Established in 1880 for the Jewish community of Krems, the cemetery was abandoned in 1936 and now is a memorial under the auspices of Vienna Israelite Community. Located on the grounds is a 42m-long metal memorial by Hans Kupelwieser, engraved with the names of the Krems Jews who died during the Holocaust. In 2004 the Irish/Israeli artist duo of Clegg & Guttmann installed three public bookshelves as another memorial.

SEE   —  Wiener Straße

DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH

Operates several times daily; timetables and fares (listed at the bottom of the page) can be be found [ here]. Tickets can be purchased at any of the docking points, in Vienna, or [ online]. Bicycles (€2) and dogs (free) permitted on board.


Operates twice daily, also making a stop in Weißenkirchen. Timetables and fares can bee seen [ here]. Tickets can be purchased [ online]. Bicycles (€2) and dogs (free, muzzle and leash required) permitted on board.

City bus

The city bus system serves limited and serpentine routes. A map with schedule and bus fares can be downloaded [ here]. Dogs (muzzled and leashed) are permitted for an extra fare of €1.30.

OTHER   —  +43 2732 801-459 —  Map


The oldest church in Krems. The earliest foundations date to the 13th century, while the current structure is from the late Gothic period of the early 16th century. The interior was remodeled during the Baroque era.

Zweirad Aichinger KG

Offers road and mountainbikes for rent. Rental during Sundays and holidays can be arranged beforehand; if you are overnighting in Krems you can return your bicycle at your hotel.


Has well-curated permanent exhibits illustrating the history of Krems and the wider region, and hosts temporary exhibits of contemporary art.

Kino im Kesselhaus

Movie museum and independent cinema. An onsite café, ''Filmbar in Kesselhaus'', offers regional specialties in a relaxed atmosphere.

Piano – das Bierlokal

Offers beer from Austria, Germany and Czech Republic with a focus on beer from the nearby Waldviertel.

Train station

Use ÖBB's [ SCOTTY] to look up train information online.

Parkhotel Krems

A three-star hotel, free wi-fi available in most rooms, pets accepted. Has an onsite restaurant.

Gästehaus Kleine Mühle

It's a wonderfully renovated old mill with a personable proprietor and wonderful breakfast

Karikatur Museum Krems

A good knowledge of German is helpful in understanding some of the humor presented here.

Bicycle Youth Hostel

A youth hostel mostly used by bicyclists. Neat, cheap and near the city centre.

Kunsthalle Krems

Hosts exhibits of art by regional as well as international artists.

Steiner Tor

One of the old city gates, dating from the 15th century.

SEE   —  Obere Landstraße

Krems Tourismus GmbH

Offers information on accommodation and sights.

OTHER   —  +43 2732 82676 —  Utzstraße 1

Kunstmeile Krems

Various art and culture sites, among them:

SEE   —  Map

Jump Club Krems

Offers training and tandem diving.

Winzer Krems

Tour the winery, wine tasting.

DO   —  +43 2732 85511 —  Sandgrube 13

Funktaxi Krems

OTHER   —  +43 2732-1718 —  Map

Gabi's Taxi

OTHER   —  +43 2732-77661 —  Map

Taxi Simhandl

OTHER   —  +43 2732-72121 —  Map

About Krems

Krems, along with neighboring cities Stein, Egelsee, Dürnstein and Spitz an der Donau are known for their world class wine production as well as their proximity to the Danube. *

Source: wikivoyage