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Museum Krems, Krems an der Donau

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  • People often come to Krems as to the last stop of the picturesque boat trip on boat from Melk. It happened to me as well, but I returned back to this nice town many times to walk through its streets.....  more
    People often come to Krems as to the last stop of the picturesque boat trip on boat from Melk. It happened to me as well, but I returned back to this nice town many times to walk through its streets.....  more »
  • In the center of Krems, next to the popular pedestrian zone in the historic old town - part of the World Heritage Wachau - is the former Dominican monastery on the grain market. Today, the museum krems displays its extensive collections here - in the monumental, impressive complex around the baroque inner courtyard . In 2012, part of the show collection was reorganized. It does not often happen that the name of a city is linked to a culinary product far beyond the region. Krems on the Danube connect gourmets with "Kremser wine" and with " Kremser mustard ". The landlady Ulli Amon - Jell has dealt with the "Kremser mustard" for the museum krems culinary and reveals where she personally gives him the most. Of course, the museum krems also reveals some of the secrets of sweet Kremser mustard, how it is produced and what makes its popular and special taste. Even if the original recipes are well-kept secrets. Rarities from the collection Peter Hietzgern tell of the mustard production and the "real Kremser mustard" from Krems. Objects from the Mautner Markhof collection prove that the "Original Kremser Mustard" is valued and demanded not only in Europe, but also in the USA, Australia and South Africa: "Original Kremser Mustard" from Mautner - Markhof becomes equally how the "Kremser wine" is exported worldwide. A representative selection from the collection of Wachaugemälden was compiled by Christian Thiery of the Schlosshotel Dürnstein. After a long time, all three self-portraits of the Baroque painter Martin Johann Schmidt, called Kremser Schmidt , are shown from the museum's holdings. And the writer Josef Haslinger has explained his very personal approach to the museum krems. The oldest female representation in Austria , the second oldest in the world, called "Fanny vom Galgenberg", was found on Krems soil. On the Ried Altenburg in Krems - Stein and on the Kremser Wachtberg, the Slavs settled and traded with the Romans along the Limes, especially in Mautern. Life on the Danube brought wealthy merchants to Krems, whose heirs handed over valuable rarities to the museum. The museum krems presents selected objects to live with the current and other treasures such as the insignia of the oldest to this day active Hauerzeche Central Europe. The economic importance of Krems since the Middle Ages also highlights that here is the first babenbergische coin, called "Kremser Pfennig" was minted in Austria. There are also selected archaeological finds and rarities. Special exhibitions of contemporary artists in the former dormitory rooms of the monks on the upper floor - today " Modern Gallery in the Dominican Monastery" - enrich the museum year, whereby the rooms themselves are remarkable: they provide a unique view of the city center of Krems and thus into hidden insights into the World Heritage Wachau. In addition, since 2012, the Kremserinnen and Kremsern have been exhibiting works in the library gallery on the first floor of the monastery. This gallery of the museum krems is open all year round and can be visited free of charge as part of the city library at the Körnermarkt, right next to the museum.
  • Excellent 'little' museum that manages to feel quite large. The cellars are a highlight.

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