Krems, Austria

Krems is a riverside town in the Danube’s Wachau Valley in the tourist region of Lower Austria. It is the fifth-largest city of Lower Austria and is approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Vienna. Krems is known for its world class wine production and its proximity to the Danube.

The historical center of Krems is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Over the centuries, builders and architects have created a unique cityscape that has been lovingly cared for and preserved. In 1975 Krems was singled out as a "Model City for Historical Preservation" and in 2000 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Things to See & Do

* Old Town
* The Steiner Tor
* Piarist Church
* Winzer Krems – vinery and wine tasting
* Gozzoburg – innercity castle and museum

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – German
Population – 24,015 approx
Land Area – 51.61 km²
Electricity – two vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 43

Port Location – The river port is located on the Danube river.

Travel Links – The city's main railway station is a junction of the Franz-Josefs Railway to Vienna, the Kremser Railway to St. Pölten, the Donauufer Railway to Spitz and the regional railway to Horn.

Krems airport provides air service.

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