Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Baden bei Wien

Arnulf Rainer Museum

Located inside the former Frauenbad (Women’s Bathhouse) near the tram terminus, this interesting museum showcases the work of its namesake Arnulf Rainer, who was born in Baden in 1929. A recalcitrant art school drop…
Top Choice Gallery in Krems an der Donau

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…
Abbey in Melk

Stift Melk

Of the many abbeys in Austria, Stift Melk is the most famous. Possibly Lower Austria's finest, the monastery church dominates the complex with its twin spires and high octagonal dome. The interior is baroque gone ba…
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…
National Park in March-Donauland

Nationalpark Donau-Auen

Nationalpark Donau-Auen is a thin strip of natural flood plain on either side of the Danube, running from Vienna to the Slovak border. Established as a national park in 1997, it was the culmination of 13 years of pr…
Square in St Pölten

Rathausplatz

Situated in the heart of St Pölten, Rathausplatz is a pretty town square lined with cafes and eye-catching pastel-coloured buildings. It is dominated by the Rathaus on its southern side, which has a baroque facade (…
Cathedral in Wiener Neustadt

Dom

This cathedral runs an architectural gauntlet from the Romanesque (it dates from the late 13th century) to the Gothic and beyond to the baroque. The simplicity of the facade and clear lines are striking from the out…
Museum in St Pölten

Landesmuseum

The Lower Austria State Museum houses an interesting collection on the history, art and environment of the region. A wave made from glass, frozen in movement above the entrance, sets the mood, and indeed water is a …
Palace in Melk

Schloss Schallaburg

This palace is famous not only for its stunning architecture but also for the innovative exhibitions it houses, along with its stunning gardens. A wonderful curio are the 400 terracotta sculptures, completed between…
Square in Wiener Neustadt

Hauptplatz

The town's main piazza is closed off on one side by the Rathaus, which is something of a hybrid of styles. It began life as a Gothic building, was given some Renaissance flourishes from the late 16th century, and th…