Top Choice Gallery in Krems an der Donau

Forum Frohner

Part of Krem's 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…
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


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…
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…
Museum in Tulln

Egon Schiele Museum

The Egon Schiele Museum, housed in a former jail near the Danube, vividly presents the story of the life of the Tulln-born artist. It presents around 100 of his paintings and sketches, and a mock-up of the cell wher…
Church in Tulln


Alongside the tourist office, the rococo Minorite church from 1739 is decorated with magnificent ceiling frescoes dedicated to St Johannes Nepomuk.
Museum in Tulln

Museum im Minoritenkloster

This city-promoted museum space features some excellent changing exhibitions based around mostly Austrian artists. Recent shows have featured Schiele (surprise, surprise), Wilhelm Kaufmann and Paschek. Admission pri…
Church in Tulln

Pfarrkirche St Stephan

This parish church combines Gothic and baroque elements, along with the wonderful 13th-century frescoed Romanesque funerary chapel.
Abbey in Dürnstein


Of the picturesque 16th-century houses and other prominent buildings lining Dürnstein’s streets, the meticulously restored Chorherrenstift is the most impressive. It’s all that remains of the former Augustinian mona…
Castle in Dürnstein


Kuenringerburg, the castle high on the hill above the town, is where Richard the Lionheart was incarcerated from 1192 to 1193. His crime was insulting Leopold V; his misfortune was to be recognised despite his disgu…