13 Sights in Krems an der Donau, Austria (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Krems an der Donau, Austria. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Krems an der Donau, Austria.

Sightseeing Tours in Krems an der Donau

1. Steiner Tor

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Steiner Tor Bauer Karl / CC BY-SA 3.0

Steiner Tor is a preserved gate, originally built in the late 15th century but refashioned in the Baroque style in the city of Krems an der Donau, in the Wachau valley of Austria. It is considered the symbol of the city. Until the last third of the 19th century, the city of Krems was surrounded by a wall. This was systematically razed, and three gates were also removed. From 2005, celebrating the 700-year anniversary of the city rights, the Steiner Tor was restored as much to its original as possible.

Wikipedia: Steiner Tor (EN)

2. Kunsthalle Krems

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The Kunsthalle Krems-Stein in Stein an der Donau is an international exhibition venue in Lower Austria, which was built from 1992 to 1995 according to the plans of the architect Adolf Krischanitz in the former tobacco factory of the Tabakregie in the district of Stein. From June 2016 to July 2017, the Kunsthalle was temporarily closed, as it was completely renovated at a cost of 3.5 million euros and reopened on 1 July 2017. Among other things, the Minorite Church served as alternative accommodation.

Wikipedia: Kunsthalle Krems (DE), Website

3. Pulverturm

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The Powder Tower in Krems on the Danube is a massive round tower that forms the northeast corner of the former city fortifications and thus towers over the city situation when approaching the city from the east. Because of its characteristic location, it could be described as the second landmark of Krems. As part of the city walls, it dates back to the end of the 15th century (1477), but it was originally flat-roofed and served as a battery tower.

Wikipedia: Pulverturm (Krems) (DE)

4. Frauenbergkirche

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FrauenbergkircheCha già José from Vienna, Austria / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Frauenberg Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Stein an der Donau, a district of Krems an der Donau, is a former church and since the mid-1960s a memorial to the fallen of both world wars. It was built in the 14th century on a rock terrace above the parish church of St. Nicholas and is connected to it by the steep Frauenbergstiege. The tower, popularly known as Alter Michl, characterizes the townscape of Stein.

Wikipedia: Frauenbergkirche (Stein) (DE)

5. Pfarrkirche hl. Nikolaus

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The parish church of Stein an der Donau is located in Stein an der Donau on an extension of the Steiner Landstraße at the entrance to the Frauenbergkirche in the municipality of Krems an der Donau in Lower Austria. The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Nicholas belongs to the deanery of Krems in the diocese of St. Pölten. The church is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Pfarrkirche Stein an der Donau (DE)

6. Dominikanerkirche

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The Dominican Church of Krems is a former monastery church of the Dominicans with the patronage of Peter and Paul in the city of Krems an der Donau in Lower Austria. Since 2011/2012, the church has served the State Gallery of Contemporary Art for temporary exhibitions in the summer. The former church and monastery are listed as historical monuments.

Wikipedia: Dominikanerkirche Krems (DE)

7. Karikaturmuseum

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The Caricature Museum Krems is the only Austrian museum for satirical art and is mainly dedicated to political caricature, humorous drawing, comics and illustration. It is located in Krems-Stein (Lower Austria) - in the middle of the Krems Art Mile - in the immediate vicinity of the Kunsthalle Krems and the Landesgalerie Niederösterreich.

Wikipedia: Karikaturmuseum Krems (DE), Website

8. Landesgalerie Niederösterreich

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Landesgalerie Niederösterreich Kunstmeile Krems / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Landesgalerie Niederösterreich is an art institution of the province of Lower Austria in Krems-Stein. It is located in the Kunstmeile Krems, in the immediate vicinity of the Kunsthalle Krems, the Caricature Museum Krems, the Forum Frohner and the Steiner Minoritenkirche.

Wikipedia: Landesgalerie Niederösterreich (DE), Website

9. BG/BRG Piaristengasse Krems

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The Bundesgymnasium und Bundesrealgymnasium Krems, the former Piarist Gymnasium Krems, is a traditional general secondary school in Krems an der Donau, specializing in humanistic, scientific and linguistic education. The historic wing of the building is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Bundesgymnasium und Bundesrealgymnasium Krems (DE), Website

10. Mauterner Brücke

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The Mautern bridge, formerly called Stein-Mauterner Brücke, is a bridge over the Danube between Stein, the district of Krems on the Danube, which was only incorporated in 1938, and Mautern an der Donau in Lower Austria. Aggsteiner Straße B33a leads over them.

Wikipedia: Mauterner Brücke (DE)

11. Piaristenkirche

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The Piarist Church in Krems an der Donau, also known as the Frauenberg Church in Krems, is the oldest church in the city. The Roman Catholic church may have been dedicated to St. Stephen, the patron saint of the diocese of Passau.

Wikipedia: Piaristenkirche Krems (DE), Website

12. Bürgerspitalskirche

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The Bürgerspitalkirche of Krems an der Donau is a Roman Catholic church located on the Obere Landstraße right in the center of the city. It is dedicated to St. James the Younger, the son of Alphaeus and St. Philip.

Wikipedia: Bürgerspitalkirche (Krems) (DE)

13. Alte Klosterkirche der Justizanstalt Stein

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Die alte Klosterkirche der Justizanstalt Stein war im 19. Jahrhundert die Kirche des in Stein an der Donau bestehenden Klosters der Redemptoristinnen. Sie wurde im Zuge des Klosterbaues von 1839 bis 1843 errichtet.

Wikipedia: Alte Klosterkirche der Justizanstalt Stein (DE)


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