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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 first surviving city law document from 1305 is 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 town of Krems-Stein has 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 since the Middle Ages in the prosperous Danube city. 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 is also in the 21st Century a thriving economic, cultural, educational and university city and of course European wine city in Kremstal at the gate to the Wachau. Krems also enjoys international recognition in the area of ??revitalization and monument preservation, 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.

  • MUSIC & THEATER

The nearby Grafenegg Castle hosts concerts all year round; as a highlight the music festival in summer, where some of the world's best orchestras are represented.
From the Baroque days in Melk, the opera festival in Gars, Shakespeare in the Rosenburg, operettas in the 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 closed to Melk is one of the most important exhibition venues in Austria. Every year a new area is presented: From the "Treasures of Peru" to "Imperial China to the" 1. World War II ", the topics stretch.

Krems offers a wide range 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 in the castle of the murdered heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand the history of this Habsburg is depicted in Maria Taferl.
There is a Masonic museum in Rosenau , Karlstein a clock museum in Weiten a sun clock exhibition and Heldenberg the Austrian "Walhalla" (grave of FM 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 for legend and history, the medieval old town of Krems and Stein bear testimony to former wealth, 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 first surviving city law document from 1305 is 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 town of Krems-Stein has 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 since the Middle Ages in the prosperous Danube city. 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 is also in the 21st Century a thriving economic, cultural, educational and university city and of course European wine city in Kremstal at the gate to the Wachau. Krems also enjoys international recognition in the area of ??revitalization and monument preservation, 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.

  • MUSIC & THEATER

The nearby Grafenegg Castle hosts concerts all year round; as a highlight the music festival in summer, where some of the world's best orchestras are represented.
From the Baroque days in Melk, the opera festival in Gars, Shakespeare in the Rosenburg, operettas in the 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 closed to Melk is one of the most important exhibition venues in Austria. Every year a new area is presented: From the "Treasures of Peru" to "Imperial China to the" 1. World War II ", the topics stretch.

Krems offers a wide range 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 in the castle of the murdered heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand the history of this Habsburg is depicted in Maria Taferl.
There is a Masonic museum in Rosenau , Karlstein a clock museum in Weiten a sun clock exhibition and Heldenberg the Austrian "Walhalla" (grave of FM 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 for legend and history, the medieval old town of Krems and Stein bear testimony to former wealth, the Dürnstein ensemble is the pearl of the Wachau.
In the Waldviertel, the monasteries Zwettl, Altenburg, Geras and the magnificent Rosenburg await visitors.