Krems an der Donau Things to Do

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    Must Visit the STIFT GÖTTWEIG

    by longsanborn Updated Dec 5, 2006

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    STIFT (Monastery) GÖTTWEIG was actually a surprise for me. From the outside, I didn't see much; just high walls and dull looking buildings. But when I entered the Gottweig complex through the main entrance, I was surprised to see beautiful buildings and church within the complex.

    You would have to go in via some kind of restaurant-cum-souvenir shop, buy a ticket (didn't cost much), and walked through a long corridor and up some stairs, only to emerge on the other side of the building and into a large open-air compound/courtyard, enclosed by a church and other buildings which I don't know about! What a surprise! Because one minute I was in a long dark corridor, the next I was in this bright courtyard.

    The interior of the church was beautiful and it was a pleasure to explore - there were not many tourists flocking to the church and it was nice and quiet.

    If you get tired and thirsty after exploring the church and the monastery, you can have coffee/tea and cakes at the GÖTTWEIG Cafe/Restaurant. On a warm sunny day, you can even sit out on the terrace overlooking the valley. Beautiful view!

    I would recommend anyone who are exploring the Wachau area to visit the STIFT GÖTTWEIG.

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    Eat and Drink in a Vineyard

    by longsanborn Updated Dec 4, 2006

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    In Krems, there is a Weingut Zoehrer heuriger where you can enjoy the wonderful local food and wines. If you cannot drive home, no problem because this heuriger is also a "Gästehaus" - a B&B with lovely rooms and nice breakfast.

    Weingut - Gästehaus - Heurigen
    ANTON ZÖHRER, Weinbau- und Kellermeister, Obmann des Kremser Weines
    Address: Sandgrube 1 A-3500 Krems

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    Piaristenkirche

    by morgenhund Written Nov 23, 2005

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    Piaristenkirche, Krems an der Donau
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    The Piaristenkirche is perched on the top of the Frauenberg, a hill which looks down over Krems and has distinctive Gothic vaulting, with baroquealtars and large windows. Outside there are a number of scenes from the cruxification around the outside of the church.

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    Wine and Scenery

    by carmenlilly Written Nov 10, 2005

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    Krems is located north of the Danube in one of the most famous wine areas of Austria - the Wachau.
    There are dozens of small wineries where you can taste the wine of this area - which is excellent.
    The danube and it's region are just beautiful.
    Moreover there are many old and hostoric buildings in that area

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    Caricature Museum

    by morgenhund Updated Sep 29, 2005

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    As well as a permanent exhibition of the work of Manfred Deix, Austria's most famous contemporary caricaturist - his style is easily recognisable - there are three or four exhibitions each year dedicated to other Austrian caricaturists. If you are well up on Austrian current affairs, and Austria's brand of "local non-celebrities" you'll love the exhibition - although if you tell your Arnie from your elbow, you'll not enjoy it so much. Admission is EUR 8 for adults, EUR 7 for concessions, and EUR 3.50 for children and there is a shop full of related souvenirs. Well worth a look, although you may find that there is simply too much to see - a must-see for Deix fans though!

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    Melk, huge baroque monastery

    by Anjutka Updated Apr 14, 2005

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    Church spires

    Melk,at the upper end of the Wachau, is famous for its big monastery which is dominating the begin of the Wachau valley. As most of the monasteries here it was founded in the early Middle Ages but rebuilt in the Baroque period.

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    Nice views of the river

    by Anjutka Updated Apr 14, 2005

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    Not only that the Melk monastery looks great from the river, it offers also lovely views down to the Donau before it enters the Wachau valley. For more pics see the Travelogue.

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    Courts and Fountains

    by Anjutka Updated Apr 14, 2005

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    Before reaching the church one has to pass a series of large baroque courts, each one larger than most town squares in the area.

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    The monastery church

    by Anjutka Updated Apr 14, 2005

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    This church - as the whole monastery, look totally oversized and it is difficult even to spot a monk here.
    The architect of the whole ensemble is Jakob Prantauer.

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    Picturesque corners everywhere

    by Anjutka Updated Apr 14, 2005

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    Stroll up and down the small sidestreets in Krems and Stein, everywhere are idyllic corners, often with nice views of the river.

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    Stein

    by Anjutka Updated Apr 14, 2005

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    Krems consists of three small towns, Krems itself, Und, which mainly consists of an old monastery, and Stein.

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    Krems, the old city

    by Anjutka Updated Apr 14, 2005

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    in the pedestrian zone

    Krems is a rather small town but idyllically settled at the left banks of the Donau. Despite its small size it even hosts Austria's youngest university.

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