Out and about in Krems by bike, boat or on foot
Krems an der Donau promises relaxation alongside art and culinary pleasures, all against the impressive backdrop of the Wachau vineyards.
There are many good reasons to visit the Lower Austrian town of Krems. It promises relaxation with a walk along the banks of the Danube, or with far-reaching views on a hike over the terraces of the vineyards. Enjoy a musical- or culinary-themed boat trip or a bicycle tour through the Wachau. Take in the modern art of the Culture Mile in the heart of Krems, or sample regional specialties in a local tavern. Experience the apricot blossom in the spring, the celebratory solstice bonfire as summer begins, the vintners’ festival in autumn or the romance of wintry days. Guests of the Steigenberger Hotel & Spa will find an atmospheric setting from which to do just that.
(directly at the hotel)
Costs: € 14 / day
Krems train station
Distance: 2.5 km
Estimated taxi fare: € 6 (one way)» Search for saver fares » Information about the train station
Vienna Airport in Schwechat, Austria
Distance: 95 km
Estimated taxi fare: € 130 (one way)» Information about the airport
Discover the Wachau world heritage site
The 180 km world heritage trail starts in the old town of Krems and leads along both sides of the Danube through the Wachau valley. The larger trail is divided into 14 convenient daily hikes. Discover the Wachau’s rich heritage with its 20 castles and ruins, 3 monasteries and the Jauerling Nature Park. The world heritage trail is designed as a circular route.
Experience wine harvest on the Danube
Come experience the beautiful fall colors of the wine regions surrounding the Danube. Discover wine country through long walks through vineyards or up to viewpoints. The highlight of the wine harvest is the numerous events held to celebrate the new vintage. Here you’ll find a selection of the best wine harvest events.
Vacationers looking for an especially delicious treat shouldn’t miss the saffron store located at the Dürnstein train station. You'll find a diverse selection of saffron delicacies including saffron red wine chocolate, saffron honey and saffron liqueur. Take part in a guided tour or participate in a seminar and learn how to grow saffron in your own garden.