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Forum Frohner

Part of Krems' Kunsthalle network, this contemporary white cube is named after the artist Adolf Frohner and is housed in the former Minorite monastery. It has an impressive calendar of conceptual work, both internat…
Monastery in Krems an der Donau

Stift Göttweig

Founded in 1083, the abbey was devastated by fire in the early 18th century and so sports an impressive baroque interior. Still a working monastery today, aside from the sublime view back across the Danube Valley fr…
Church in Krems an der Donau

Pfarrkirche St Veit

Known as the ‘Cathedral of the Wachau’, the large baroque parish church boasts colourful frescoes by Martin Johann Schmidt, an 18th-century local artist who was also known as Kremser Schmidt and occupied a house fro…
Church in Krems an der Donau

Piaristenkirche

Reached by a covered stairway from the Pfarrkirche, Krems' most impressive church has a wonderful webbed Gothic ceiling and huge, austerely plain windows. It's most atmospheric after dark when you can best imagine t…
Gallery in Krems an der Donau

Kunsthalle Krems

The flagship of Krems' Kunstmeile, an eclectic collection of galleries and museums, the Kunsthalle has a program of changing exhibitions. These might be mid-19th-century landscapes or hardcore conceptual works, but …
Museum in Krems an der Donau

Karikaturmuseum

Austria’s only caricature museum occupies a suitably tongue-in-cheek chunk of purpose-built architecture opposite the Kunsthalle. Changing exhibitions and a large permanent collection of caricatures of prominent Aus…
Museum in Krems an der Donau

Museum Krems

Housed in a former Dominican monastery, the town’s museum has collections of religious and modern art, including works by Kremser Schmidt, who painted the frescoes in Pfarrkirche St Veit, as well as winemaking artef…
Square in Krems an der Donau

Rathausplatz

Stein's pretty and impressive central square: look for the 18th-century Steinerathaus.
Square in Krems an der Donau

Schürerplatz

Stein's lovely square with the baroque Mazzettihaus at its centre.