Krems is one of the oldest cities of Austria. At every turn one encounters the thousand year old history - on the streets and squares, in old monasteries and churches, bourgeois houses and former defence buildings.
Und Monastery in Krems can look back on a history of about 400 years. Today it is a perfect combination of lifestyle, art, culture and indulgence steeped in historical ambience.
The world heritage hiking path, which was inaugurated in May 2010, is 180 km long and leads you through the rich history and present of the Wachau valley in 14 stages.
Play a round of golf in the beautiful southern Waldviertel region. The golf court Ottenstein guarantees a lot of variation, natural landscapes, idylic pools and gentle fairways.
The baroque benedictine abbey, which is also called the "Austrian Montecassino" because of its great site, impresses with its monumental Emperor staircase with the famous fresco of Paul Troger, its church, its former prince and emperor rooms as well as with exhibitions.
Grafenegg Castle stands for atmospheric events in a special ambience for at least 40 years. Festivals such as the "Grafenegger Advent" or the music festival with its cultural highlights impress hundreds of visitors every year.
Melk Abbey has been considered the religious and cultural centre of the country for more than 900 years. Visitors can look forward to interesting museum rooms, pompous beautiful halls such as the marble hall and the library, an unforgettable view of the Danube valley as well as the baroque church.
Schallaburg Castle is not just one of the most beautiful Renaissance Castles northern from the Alpes, but it ist also well-known for its annual changing cultural, historical and archaeological top exhibitions.
The castle ruin of Aggstein is situated 300 metres above the Danube on a narrow rock. According to a legend the robber baron Jörg Scheck held some people as prisoners in his "rose garden". Today the romantic ambience and the fascinating panorama attract the visitors.
The basilica of Maria Taferl is considered the most important pilgrimage church and one of the most beautiful ones with its Baroque ornaments made of gold and silver. The mechanical crip is especially impressive - a piece of art with more than 300 figures.
Embedded in the gentle hills of the southern Waldviertel, a few kilometres away from Krems and the city of Langenlois, nature and especially garden lovers find a multitude of ideas for the arrangement of their own gardens.
Situated on a mighty rock over the Kamptal valley and visible from far away, Rosenburg Renaissance Castle fascinates its visitors. An impressive and unforgettable experience are the daily falcon free flight performances.
This extraordinary world was created around the unique amethyst appearance and presents a very special adventure: the visitors learn all the interesting facts about this semi-precious stone.
The court with its 36 holes and the 2 courses "Kamptal" (Par 71) and "Donauland" (Par 72) is only a 10 minutes drive away from Krems. Both courses are embedded in the terrace-like landscape and guarantee a great view and an unforgettable golf adventure.
The wine adventure world was opened in 2003 and is situated in the city of Langenlois, the biggest winery municipality in Lower Austria. Suitable for wine connoisseurs and people interested!
The Waldviertler Ghost Workshop is the mysterious centre of the Waldviertel region - a place for cultural encounters with ghosts, witches and sagas.
Why not discover the beautiful Wachau region by bike? Use the offer by "nextbike", where you easily can rent a bike and bring it back after your adventure tour on more than 20 docking stations.