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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…
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…
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…
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…
Museum in Tulln

Egon Schiele Birthplace

This interpretive museum is based in a touching re-creation of Egon Schiele's actual birthplace and family home. The son of the railway station inspector Adolf Schiele, Egon Schiele spent the first 11 years of his l…
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…
Castle in Feuersbrunn

Schloss Grafenegg

About 6km south of Diendorf is this historicist castle with the look and feel of an ornate Tudor mansion set in English woods, although look a little closer and you'll spot faux Gothic, baroque and Biedermeier eleme…
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 …