Krems an der Donau Travel Guide
Krems an der Donau
Krems an der Donau
Krems an der Donau
Krems an der Donau
Off The Beaten Path
Other main towns at Wachau area
Besides Krems, 2 other nearby towns in the Wachau region which you must visit are Melk and Durnstein. Melk is well-known for its Benedictine Abbey of Melk (Stift Melk) and Durnstein is a lovely town along the Danube with historical buildings and streets, as well as a castle...
Vineyards at Wachau area
The Wachau region is one of the best wine region in Austria and you will be able to see many vineyards along the Danube on your way to Krems and beyond. You can purchase good wines when you are in Krems.
Other castles at Wachau area
There are several other castles and historical sites in the Wachau area, besides those stated in my VT Krems, Melk and Durnstein pages. It is possible to visit all of them if you have at least a few days to 1 week to spend at the Wachau area.To summarise, those covered at my...
Aggstein Castle (Part 2)
Attached here are more photographs of Aggstein Castle (Burg Aggstein). My wife and I are able to visit this castle on top of a hill thanks to Michael (VT member globetrott) who drove us up with his car and showed us around :)
Aggstein Castle (Part 1)
The Aggstein Castle (Burg Aggstein) is located on a hill overlooking the entire Danube Valley. It was built in the 12th century by the Kuenringer family. This castle was once known as "robber barons" and is said to have imprisoned their enemies on a ledge of rock where the...
When you are either travelling by road or ferry along the Danube River between Melk and Krems, you will see the Schonbuhel Castle (Schloss Schonbuhel) located on the south bank of the river.This castle was built in the 12th century and located about 5km northeast of Melk.
Orange Wings Krems
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Ottakringer at Aggstein Castle
When you are visiting Aggstein Castle (Burg Aggstein), you can stop by and have a meal or drink at the Ottakringer located within the castle. During June 2007, Michael (VT member globetrott), my wife and I tried the Austrian dish "Brettljause" consisting of various hams and...
"Heuriger": A big choice
All along the Wachau and around are many good and famous restaurants but one should not miss to visit a "Heurigen". "Heuriger" is originally the name of the youngest wine. According to an about 250 years old law farmers growing wine are allowed to sell their wine and other...
Caisleán óir: Walkers' halt
Irish pub. That explains a lot but not all... Meeting point for foreigners as Irish pubs are everywhere. International town, as Krems is, this is very popular place among exchange students and local students. Always someone to talk to.
Nice selection of drinks and little bit of snack for little hunger. Mostly Irish music, of course...
And last but not least... Very friendly staff!
Opens at 6 pm.
Caisleán óir in Krems was my air hole during my 4,5 months stay there. Thanks to Mike, J, ... & co.
Dress Code: As you are
Written Jul 28, 2006
Address: Margaretenstr. 1
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- Beer Tasting
- Study Abroad
If you can cycle, there is a good cycling path network in the Wachau region for spending a few days cycling in the region. This cycling path network includes Krems as well. During my trip in June 2007, I saw a lot of people doing cycling trips around the region, probably...
Driving on the roads along Danube River
Driving to Krems and surrounding Wachau region by car is a good way to explore this area. The road conditions are good, with stunning sceneries of the hills, Danube River, lovely towns, vineyards, castles etc. It takes about 2 hours drive North-west of Vienna to reach the...
Sonnentor Krems: buy excellent Eco teas Sonnentor
buy eco certified teas from Sonnentor... the shop also features local specialties such as jams, spices and salts and their creative teas range from gingko to witch tea :) and its just a 30 minute car ride from Vienna!
Other Tasty Local Products (Marillen etc.)
Wachau is not only famous for its landscape and its wines. In areas where the soil is less favourable for wine apricots (in "Austrian German" called "Marillen", dont forget, the German spoken in Austria differs sometimes noticeably from the one spoken in Germany, this is...
Going up to Aggstein Castle
Because Aggstein Castle (Burg Aggstein) is located on top of a hill, you need to drive up a slope area before reaching the castle. Do drive carefully and slowly, and watch out for oncoming traffic especially at the bend areas where it is harder to see.
Dont Drink and Drive!
Almost nobody is visiting this area without tasting the great wines. If you are visiting the area by car it is wise to plan an overnight stay in the area because it is very hard to limit the wine tasting to the small quantity which keeps the alcohol content in the blood...
Langenlois and Kamptal
The Wachau is the touristic hot spot, of course. But if you have a little more time you should not miss to visit the nearby Langenlois at the southern end of the Kamptal valley. The Kamptal area is a far bigger wine producing area than the Wachau and its wines can very well...
Don't miss out on the the local wines
Just around Krems there are a lot of small local vineyards, which as with most Austrian vineyards are something which a lot of people do not realise are really worth a visit as they offer very reasonably priced young white wines. Generally wines are not grown for the export...
One of Austria's most popular cycling tours
Cycling along rivers is always quite popular, it is mostly scenic and goes in principle slightly downstream which makes it very comfortable.
In ancient times boats were pulled upstream by horses and even people and the paths for that purpose are still existing and have been adapted for an excellent scenic cycling directly along the river ("Treppelweg"). And in reasonable weather hundreds of cyclists do that every day, in total it is estimated about 150.000 cyclists per aear - and there are attractive stops for sightseeings and "Heurige" for getting wine (or even grape juice) and good snacks almost everywhere.
Updated Aug 23, 2007
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- Historical Travel
- Wine Tasting
On the way from the Wachau region back to Vienna, Michael (VT member globetrott) drove my wife and I up the the hill to visit the famous Stift Gottweig (Gottweig Abbey). When we reached the abbey, it was sunset time and we managed to witness the beautiful sunset at the...
Good season to visit Krems & Wachau area
Personally, I think summer would be a good season to visit Krems and Wachau area because of the warmer weather, flowers, greenery and also to make use of the longer daylight hours because of the travelling distances within Wachau as well as from Vienna.Also, most of the...
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