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Culture
Magnificent buildings shape the appearance not only of the Wachau but also of Lower Austria. Immerse yourself in the history of our country!

  • KREMS

is the fifth largest city in Lower Austria with 23,947 inhabitants. The oldest town privileges date from 1305 and are a snapshot of the impressive development of the medieval town of Krems, from the first settlement to the princely city with special rights. Since then, the twin towns of Krems-Stein have been growing steadily, with trade and viticulture forming the basis for a dynamic development. The farms, churches and town houses were built and designed by the best builders in the country, many artists and artisans moved to the prosperous Danube city since the Middle Ages. Education was a key concern of the merchant community, they successfully sought to provide a solid education to their sons and daughters, and soon thereafter opened up access to university education. Krems has remained a thriving economic, cultural, educational and university city in the 21st Century, and is further a European wine city in Kremstal at the gate to the Wachau. Krems also enjoys international recognition in the area of monument preservation and revitalization, most recently with the inclusion of the old towns of Krems and Stein as part of the Wachau in the list of World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.

  • MUSIC & THEATER

The nearby Grafenegg Castle hosts concerts all year round; a highlight is the music festival in summer, where some of the world's best orchestras come to perform.
From the Baroque days in Melk, the opera festival in Gars, Shakespeare in the Rosenburg, operettas in Haindorf Castle, summer games in Melk , a series of cultural events will take place throughout the season.
The proximity to Vienna makes it possible to visit the opera and the theater from Dürnstein.

  • EXHIBITIONS & MUSEUMS

The Schallaburg close to Melk is one of the most important exhibition venues in Austria. Every year a new area is presented, the topics reach from the "Treasures of Peru" to "Imperial China" to the "1. World War II".

Krems offers a wide range of venues with the Weinstadtmuseum, the Gozzoburg, the Kunsthalle and the Cartoon Museum . Weissenkirchen houses the Wachaumuseum in the Teisenhoferhof and Spitz has a very interesting Maritime Museum . A Roman museum is in Mautern (formerly Favianis - St. Severin) and in Artstetten near Maria Taferl in the castle of the murdered heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand the history of this Habsburg is depicted.
There is a Masonic order museum in Rosenau , a clock museum in Karlstein, a Sundial exhibition in Weiten and the "Heldenberg" - the Austrian "Walhalla" (grave of Field Marshal Count Radetzky).

The famous baroque monasteries Melk and Göttweig are located at the entrance and exit of the Wachau, the castle ruins Aggstein and Dürnstein are known in legend and history, the medieval old towns of Krems and Stein bear testimony to former wealth. All in all the Dürnstein ensemble is the pearl of the Wachau.
In the Waldviertel, the monasteries Zwettl, Altenburg, Geras and the magnificent Rosenburg await visitors.

Culture
Magnificent buildings shape the appearance not only of the Wachau but also of Lower Austria. Immerse yourself in the history of our country!

  • KREMS

is the fifth largest city in Lower Austria with 23,947 inhabitants. The oldest town privileges date from 1305 and are a snapshot of the impressive development of the medieval town of Krems, from the first settlement to the princely city with special rights. Since then, the twin towns of Krems-Stein have been growing steadily, with trade and viticulture forming the basis for a dynamic development. The farms, churches and town houses were built and designed by the best builders in the country, many artists and artisans moved to the prosperous Danube city since the Middle Ages. Education was a key concern of the merchant community, they successfully sought to provide a solid education to their sons and daughters, and soon thereafter opened up access to university education. Krems has remained a thriving economic, cultural, educational and university city in the 21st Century, and is further a European wine city in Kremstal at the gate to the Wachau. Krems also enjoys international recognition in the area of monument preservation and revitalization, most recently with the inclusion of the old towns of Krems and Stein as part of the Wachau in the list of World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.

  • MUSIC & THEATER

The nearby Grafenegg Castle hosts concerts all year round; a highlight is the music festival in summer, where some of the world's best orchestras come to perform.
From the Baroque days in Melk, the opera festival in Gars, Shakespeare in the Rosenburg, operettas in Haindorf Castle, summer games in Melk , a series of cultural events will take place throughout the season.
The proximity to Vienna makes it possible to visit the opera and the theater from Dürnstein.

  • EXHIBITIONS & MUSEUMS

The Schallaburg close to Melk is one of the most important exhibition venues in Austria. Every year a new area is presented, the topics reach from the "Treasures of Peru" to "Imperial China" to the "1. World War II".

Krems offers a wide range of venues with the Weinstadtmuseum, the Gozzoburg, the Kunsthalle and the Cartoon Museum . Weissenkirchen houses the Wachaumuseum in the Teisenhoferhof and Spitz has a very interesting Maritime Museum . A Roman museum is in Mautern (formerly Favianis - St. Severin) and in Artstetten near Maria Taferl in the castle of the murdered heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand the history of this Habsburg is depicted.
There is a Masonic order museum in Rosenau , a clock museum in Karlstein, a Sundial exhibition in Weiten and the "Heldenberg" - the Austrian "Walhalla" (grave of Field Marshal Count Radetzky).

The famous baroque monasteries Melk and Göttweig are located at the entrance and exit of the Wachau, the castle ruins Aggstein and Dürnstein are known in legend and history, the medieval old towns of Krems and Stein bear testimony to former wealth. All in all the Dürnstein ensemble is the pearl of the Wachau.
In the Waldviertel, the monasteries Zwettl, Altenburg, Geras and the magnificent Rosenburg await visitors.