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  • Day13

    Morning in Krems, Austria

    August 20, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Just around breakfast time we docked in Krems. Many took the morning excursion to Gottweig Abbey. I joined the bike excursion along the river and into Durmstein. Riding alongside vineyards, we stopped to take in the view of the Abbey. After some time to shop and taste the Apricot liqueur, we head back to our ship. Lunch on the Aquavit Terrace and cruising day through the Wachua Valley. Beautiful day for sailing, relaxing, and Apple Strudel demonstration. Finished product was excellent.Read more

  • Day8


    October 3, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Die Stadt Krems mit rund 25000 Einwohnern gilt als eine der schönsten Städte Niederösterreichs und als Zentrum der regionalen Weinherstellung. Bekannt ist Krems aber auch für beste Marillenschnäpse aus der Wachau.Read more

  • Day8

    Creme de la Krems

    April 5, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    If it’s Friday morning, it must be Krems, where we arrived after an overnight sail from Vienna. Depending on how you look at it (upstream or downstream), Krems is either the gateway to the scenic Wachau Valley region, an extensive vinicultural and fruit growing (especially apricots) area, or looking downstream (not our direction on this trip) Krems marks the point where the Danube leaves the Wachau Valley.

    Regardless, Krems is a river town. Think like Hood River, Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge perhaps, except it’s been around since at least 995 AD and has a population of 25,000. We explored its old main cobblestone thoroughfare through a preserved gate to the city, had a chocolate making demonstration and sachertorte tasting at the Hagmann cafe and konditorei, and then browsed some of the shops for schnapps (for real) and apricot likor. Also found a little street market with vendors selling everything from pussy willows (used as part of Easter observances by some) to challah (yes, from a mobile bakery truck). Then back to the ship for a topside lunch and our own sail up the Wachau Valley where the weather held out for us until we reached our afternoon destination of Melk (more on both the Wachau and Melk in the next footprints) where we had a brief afternoon shower clearing to a most pleasant Danube sunset when we were “underway” again as our sailor son would say. “Tschuss” as the locals say colloquially, as in “bye” or “see ya,” less formal than “goodbye” or “auf wiedersehn.”
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  • Day9

    Pochlarn to Krems 45.9km

    June 23, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    The sun was actually shining when we got up today..that's a first. Took a stroll through Melk before hopping on the bikes and heading to Krems.

    Lots of little villages, each with at least 1 church 😉. Stopped asking the way for coffee and the local rooster came to say 'Hello'.

    We got to the Wachau Valley where vineyards and cherry trees are the crop of choice.
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  • Day25

    Ice Cream in Krems

    May 19, 2015 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Scenic Cruising: at about 2:20pm we pass the Aggstein Castle in the Wachau Valley. 2:34 pm. One Lord of this castle would kidnap people, and offer them a choice. Either they could pay the ransom or agree to jump off the cliff to their death. Maypole in small village. Vineyards over church steeple. Ruins of the castle Spitz. 2:37 pm.

    2:55 Weissenkirche was Protestant church attacked in thirty years war, has defensive wall,

    3:00 pm Durnstein Castle. Richard the Lionhearted was imprisoned here after he went on a crusade. His mother ransomed him by paying 26 metric tons of silver.

    In the afternoon we walked into Krems with John and Dawn; Heather and Don; Mel and his wife, and a few others. We got separated fairly quickly. We hung with Heather and Don and went to get gelato. John told us about two churches he had found, the Dom and one other church, the Piaristenkirche. We took photos in both. In the evening we had a Viennese buffet with accordion and guitar players strolling among the tables. I tasted schnapps, but didn't care for it. I ate a small cheese plate, and that is all I really wanted. However, when we went back into the kitchen, there was a serving line with Wiener schnitzel, bratwurst and all sorts of Viennese food that I could not resist.
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  • Day25

    Train to Krems on the Danube

    July 16, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    We left Salzburg by train to stay in the Wachau area on the Danube. This area is UNESCO protected for its cultural, architectural, and agricultural heritage. There are many monasteries, ancient castle ruins, and this is Austria's wine-grape growing region -- Greuner Veltliner being one of the prime varieties.

    The town of Krems is small and very quiet, especially when arriving on a Sunday. We were a little concerned when we met our Airbnb host and she had us follow her through a construction zone to get to our apartment. They are renovating a very old building, but our unit was perfectly fine (whew!). We strolled around the town and down to the river to see where we would catch the ferry the next day. Dinner in a real beer garden!
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