Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Krems an der Donau, Austria


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 1.2 km
Ascend 12 m
Descend 33 m

Explore Krems an der Donau in Austria with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Krems an der Donau

Sight 1: 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)

307 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Piaristenkirche

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Piaristenkirche Bauer Karl / CC BY-SA 3.0 at

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

184 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Pfarrkirche St. Veit

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The parish church of St. Veit in the town of Krems an der Donau is a Roman Catholic church. It is also called the Cathedral of Wachau.

Wikipedia: Pfarrkirche St. Veit (Krems) (DE)

113 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Bürgerspitalskirche

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Bürgerspitalskirche Bauer Karl / CC BY-SA 3.0 at

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)

197 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

216 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

153 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Willibrord-Kapelle

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The Willibrord Chapel is a listed sacred building of the Old Catholic Church of Austria in the Lower Austrian city of Krems an der Donau.

Wikipedia: Willibrord-Kapelle (Krems) (DE)


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