Krems an der Donau

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Krems, on the banks of the river Danube, has a beautiful historic centre and is part of the popular wine district in the Wachau Valley. 

Although only one hour’s drive to the East of Vienna, the perfect distance for a day trip, Krems is a destination in its own right. Its beautiful historic city centre, several art institutions and numerous wine taverns, tasting rooms and traditional Austrian restaurants are worth visiting. The surrounding Wachau Valley is internationally recognised as a cultural world heritage site because of its unique beauty and authentic cultural landscape.

Wine has been cultivated in the region since Roman times. Today, wines such as Gruener Veltliner and Riesling from the Wachau are known and appreciated all over the world. Enjoy a bottle with a traditional meal at a local wine tavern, of which there are plenty in Krems and surroundings. Sandgrube13, a tasting room and wine museum, is the perfect place to discover the history of wine cultivation in Krems. 

The town itself was first mentioned in a historic document in 995 AD, but there is archaeological evidence of much earlier settlements. Today, the Old Town of Krems features part of the original town wall and one of the medieval city gates, which is the town’s landmark. Also of note is the Piaristenkirche, a 17th-century church in late Gothic style, which is often referred to as a pendant to St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. Dating back to the early 13th century, the Gozzo Burg contains some of the earliest known civic frescoes in Central Europe. The Veitskirche is the earliest example of Baroque architecture in Austria.

Several new cultural institutions add to the attraction of Krems. Housed in an old tobacco factory, the Kunsthalle Krems is a popular exhibition space for 19th century, modern and contemporary art. The building is located on the Kunstmeile Krems, a stretch of road between the historic Old Town of Krems, and the medieval village centre of Stein, which houses a large number of cultural institutions that cater to art aficionados of all ages.

The best time to visit Krems is in spring, when the Apricot Blossoms are in bloom in the Wachau Valley, or during the wine harvest in autumn.

Where to stay in Krems an der Donau

arte Hotel Krems
arte Hotel Krems
4 out of 5
Dr. Karl Dorrek-Straße 23, Krems an der Donau, 3500
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs11,899 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Krems an der Donau. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and on-site parking. Popular attractions Kunst Halle Krems and State ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (29 reviews)
"Safe and clean. Bright and comfortable. The decor looks as if it came from the spacecraft in "2001: A Space Odyssey". Futuristic and efficient layout. A bit quirky. Breakfast was lncluded. Good variety at the buffet. Far from bars and restaurants. Bus stop near the front door."

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2022

arte Hotel Krems
Deluxe Apartment With Parking and Office Next to the City Park
Deluxe Apartment With Parking and Office Next to the City Park
Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria
The price is Rs27,413 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this business-friendly property in Krems an der Donau. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. Popular attractions Steiner Tor and Kloster UND are ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Great location and very spacious, close to many restaurants"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

Deluxe Apartment With Parking and Office Next to the City Park
Steigenberger Hotel & Spa Krems
Steigenberger Hotel & Spa Krems
4 out of 5
Am Goldberg 2, Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria, 3500
The price is Rs14,820 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Krems an der Donau. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (56 reviews)
Good place
"When arriving we found out there is old wing and new wing. We needed to pay more money for moving to the new part of the hotel. The hotel is very good. The spa is nice. The service is good. Rooms in new wing are excellent"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2022

Steigenberger Hotel & Spa Krems
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Superior Apartment With Free Parking in Krems City Centre
Superior Apartment With Free Parking in Krems City Centre
Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria
The price is Rs13,093 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this property in Krems an der Donau. Enjoy a kitchen, 1 bedroom and private bathrooms. Popular attractions Sgraffitohaus and Pfarrkirche are located ...
Superior Apartment With Free Parking in Krems City Centre
Deluxe Apartment With Parking and Office Next to the City Park
Deluxe Apartment With Parking and Office Next to the City Park
Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria
The price is Rs27,413 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this business-friendly property in Krems an der Donau. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. Popular attractions Steiner Tor and Kloster UND are ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Great location and very spacious, close to many restaurants"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

Deluxe Apartment With Parking and Office Next to the City Park
Deluxe Apartment With Elevator in the old Town of Krems With Private Parking
Deluxe Apartment With Elevator in the old Town of Krems With Private Parking
3.5 out of 5
Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria
The price is Rs13,840 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Krems an der Donau. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a kitchen. Popular attractions Sgraffitohaus and Pfarrkirche are located ...
Deluxe Apartment With Elevator in the old Town of Krems With Private Parking
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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