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In the Grafenegg region

At the intersection of idyllic landscapes and regions of Wachau, Kamptal and Wagram

At the intersection of idyllic landscapes and regions of Wachau, Kamptal and Wagram

In the Grafenegg region

Schloss Grafenegg is located at a meeting point between the regions and landscapes of Wachau, Kamptal and Wagram. The broad, smoothly-flowing river, wide vistas, and the colourful mosaic of landscapes and historical sites characterise this section of the Lower Austrian Danube between Wachau and Vienna.

Wachau

The Wachau is the landscape along the Danube, which has been recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty by the E.U. and afforded special protection. It has been settled for millenia, and developed into a central meeting point in Europe. The Danube was, and is, an important trading route between West and East. Today, this wine-growing region offers culinary specialities and great opportunities for excursions; by bike along the famous Danube Cycle Path, and also by boat and car.
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Kamptal

The River Kamp carves its way through ancient rock, clay and soil, with the vineyard slopes climbing steeply on either side. These contrasting landscapes give rise to the beauty of the Kamptal valley.

Wagram

North of the Danube lie Wagram’s sunny vineyards. The impressive terraces of loess, which were hollowed out over centuries by the course of the ancient Danube are a feature which characterise the region’s wines.

The «Kunstmeile»: art mile in Krems

The art mile in Krems offers the visitor a wealth of interesting attraction

The Kunsthalle Krems (art gallery)

The Krems Kunsthalle is housed in what was originally a tobacco factory. The architect Krischanitz produced the designs for the transformation of the 19th century building into an art gallery. The gallery’s collection focuses particularly on art from the 19th century, and the scope of the artworks on display is such that Krems can be considered to have one of the finest collections of 19th century art in Austria. The gallery also exhibits contemporary art, often linking this to the historical artworks on display.
www.kunsthalle.at

Museum of Caricature

The Krems Museum of Caricature presents the spectrum of political caricature, both in Austria and in the world as a whole. More than half a million visitors have passed through the doors of «Austria’s only display of humour» since 2001.
www.karikaturmuseum.at

Other cultural institutions

Besides these two extensive museums, there is a range of other cultural institutions in the art mile: the Independent Literature House (ULNÖ), the Architectural Network ORTE, the Göttlicher Gallery, the Artothek Gallery and the Stein Minorite church, which runs a programme of avant-garde music.

The Danube in Lower Austria

The Danube flows for 258km through Lower Austria and passes through some truly memorable landscapes.

A work of art: Nature & Culture

Invaluable works of art and heritage, an enchanting river valley, and one of the oldest cultural landscapes in Austria – all this awaits the visitor to the World Heritage Sites Wachau and the Nibelungenau. The World Heritage Site Wachau, an internationally-feted wine-growing region, stretches from Stift Melk via Dürnstein to the lively vineyard town of Krems. A harmonious garden for all the senses. Rich in attractive places to visit and world-class cultural heritage.

Colourful cultural progamme

A colourful cultural progamme, wide vistas and a lively spirit are all on offer in the Tullner Danube area. North of the Donau, the up-and-coming wine region Wagram with its impressive terraces of loess. In the south, the Roman town of Traismauer. The lively cultural progammes of Tulln, Stockerau, Kornburg and Klosterneuburg are well-known.

Fabulous worlds

East of Vienna, the fabulous worlds of the Auland-Carnuntum region. The world of the Romans in the Archeological Park in Carnuntum, the romantic wine cellars of the Carnuntum wine-region, the spirit of the baroque in the Marchfeld palaces and the riverbanks of the Danube National Park.

Orchards in bloom

In the far west of the region, the Danube flows through the rolling hills of the Mostviertel, where thousands of fruit trees grow.

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