Krems, Austria Cruise Port

Cruising along the Danube River, the port of Krems (also called Krems an der Donau), Austria is an old city whose documents date it back to at least the year 995, although archaeological evidence puts it at far older - at least 27,000 years old. Full of European charm and delightful architecture, it's also the home of a popular apricot brandy called Marillenschnaps. The fifth-largest city of Lower Austria, Krems has various divisions with its main attractions in either within the Old Town area or outside of Old Town. An interesting statue can be found in the Simandl fountain, where legend says the henpecked husband on his knees is begging to be let out of the house to spend time with friends (other stories claim he’s begging for love). For history or great Austrian cuisine, you’ll love this handful of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Krems, Austria:
 
  • In case you thought all European museums were serious, you should visit the Karikaturmuseum or Cartoon Museum. Located at the center of the city, it's a unique look into the humor that shapes the residents here. While most of the displays are in German, the medium itself is visual and can be easily interpreted.
     
  • Not only will you taste amazing wines at the Winzer Krems, but the audio-visual presentation that goes along with the tour is in 4D: You experience the sights and sounds of the vineyard, but fragrances as well. The staff is knowledgeable and eager to please, and there is no pressure to make a purchase after the tour (although many want to).
     
  • Take a walk up the stairs from the Old Town are to visit the beautiful and Gothic Piaristenkirche. The oldest church in town, its interior includes paintings by artist Martin Johann Schmidt along with ornate golden statues.
     
  • Göttweiger Walderlebniswelt (or Göttweiger Forest Adventure World) is a great way to get out of town and immerse yourself in nature. A walk into the forest brings you to a group of sequoias, in addition to 30 other native tree and shrub species.
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