history & culture

history & culture

Krems is one of the oldest habitats at the Danube. The castle called "Chremisa" was already mentioned in 995, in a document. So is Krems the oldest town in Lower Austria. But already in the Old Stone Age, the area was settled as the "Venus from the Galgenberg" which was found (more than 32,000 years old) proofs this fact. After the Romans, at 48 a. Chr, the Germanic Rugier settled in Stein. The Romans, who always had a sense of finesse, cultured the wine arround Krems.
Krems-Stein was the main transit point between ships and land transport, more important than Vienna. Since the 13th century Krems and Stein form an urban community. Its citizens are related to the rare art, while creating a dynamic future, carefully preserving the old. The two historical centers of the twin city of Krems and Stein retained both their built heritage and its Auro from the past centuries. As the UNESCO protected the Wachau, Göttweig abbey and
Melk abbey, in the year 2000, it was not a hard decision to enclose the twin old towns of Krems an Stein aswell.