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.


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.


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.


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 exhibition center of the Kunsthalle Krems has an interdisciplinary, progressive and international focus, featuring positions of established and young, contemporary artists. The presentations take the form of extensive thematic and solo exhibitions. The Kunsthalle Krems has access to the Dominican Church as an additional exhibition venue. This means that the Kunstmeile Krems extends from the Steiner Tor to the Kremser Tor along Steiner Landstrasse. The focus is on spatial projects in a Gothic sacral architecture setting.

Museum of Caricature

The Karikaturmuseum Krems is the only museum of its kind in Austria focusing on comics as an art form. It exhibitis various highlights along with the new permanent Manfred Deix presentation (1949 – 2016). In addition to the largest collection of cartoons by Manfred Deix the museum is devoted to alternate exhibitions from political cartoons and comic drawings to comics and illustrations.

Forum Frohner

Forum Frohner is a platform for exhibitions and events that focus on a lively discourse. Adolf Frohner’s work forms the starting point and is put in context with contemporaneous national and international viewpoints as well as aspects of contemporary art in various presentations. Thus, stimulating issues are thematically addressed and their current standpoint enters into a dialogue with statements from the fields of music, literature and science.

State Gallery of Lower Austria

State Gallery of Lower Austria is a new, dynamic exhibition space for Austrian art and artists. It brings together the holdings of Lower Austrian State Collections with important private collections and engages with the issues of our time through theme and solo exhibitions. Covering all art forms, the programme focuses on the realities of human experience and builds a dialog between the new and the old State Gallery of Lower Austria reflects Lower Austria as a landscape at the nexus between Vienna and neighboring countries that has greatly contributed to the history of European art. To this day, it provides outstanding artists with an inspiring living environment.

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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