A Warm Welcome to the Kremstal
Wine culture, culinary culture, architectural culture, the culture of museums: in the Kremstal, many engaging manifestations of aesthetic sensibility are integrated into a collective cultural heritage.
Sympathetic wine locations with wineries from traditional to visionary, with dreamy cellar lanes, hip restaurants, cozy Heurigen. The narrow valley in the north, the UN World Heritage City of Krems and the Krems art mile, the loess landscape in the east and the magnificent Göttweig Abbey in the south: the Krems valley has a very special mixture to offer. And anyone who has been to a corner of this wine-growing region has by no means seen and tasted everything. A stay of several days is recommended. It’s good to know that the Kremstal also has plenty of overnight accommodation options, from chic hotels or cool vintner apartments.
Viticulture in particular has shaped the city and the region over the centuries and still does so today. In the early Middle Ages it was the representatives of numerous Bavarian monasteries who planted vineyards and reading yards in the Krems Valley. The wine was a valuable commodity and was shipped up the Danube, the church used the wine as a sacrificial wine in the liturgy and of course for daily use at the table. The wine was a valuable commodity and was shipped up the Danube, the church used the wine as a sacrificial wine in the liturgy and of course for daily use at the table. Not only in Krems, but also in the surrounding wine villages – Rohrendorf and Gedersdorf in the east, Senftenberg, Stratzing and Droß in the north, Furth and Krustetten in the south.
… and present
But you don’t live from history alone: thanks to the construction of the Kremser Kunstmeile, which has a handful of unique institutions with the Niederösterreichische Landesgalerie, the Kunsthalle and the Caricature Museum, modern art is omnipresent. In addition, Krems has a noticeably high density of excellent restaurants. If you want to take it easy and move a little off the beaten track, you will also find rustic wine taverns in the entire Kremstal, in which you have not forgotten the original function of these establishments of serving self-produced dishes with wine.
Enjoy the wine throughout the year
In the Kremstal, viticulture not only divides the landscape – i.e. the space – but also the course of the year – i.e. the time. From the wine bloom to the summer cellar lane festivals, from the harvest to Thanksgiving, from the baptism of wine to the first tasting of the young wines in spring: all year round, the wine provides work, a topic of conversation and above all reasons to celebrate and to visit.