Krems castle history dates back to the 11th or 12th century. It was built by the Archbishop of Salzburg and mentioned first time in 1248. In the 16th century it was expanded and remodelled in Renaissance style. After 1730 the castle lost its position as administration residence and was left to decay. Today Krems ruins are well preserved. A small museum room opened in May 2015 exhibiting the history of castle.


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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria


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Robert Neukam (4 months ago)
The ruins are only accessible on certain days, it is best to check the internet beforehand. Ps. The walk from the parking lot to the ruins is about 20 minutes (comfortable step!)
Ewelina P (5 months ago)
The ruins of the castle are in private hands, so it is not always open there. We just hit a party inside and the kind gentleman let us in. We talked with him for a while, we found out a bit about this place and we keep our fingers crossed for the fundraising for renovation ? When entering the tower, there is a box for voluntary donations, so as gratitude and our support, we threw our donation ? Good luck to the owner in his investment
Samir Beganovi─ç (2 years ago)
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Florian Schneider (4 years ago)
Nice ruin, even if renovated partially with new materials
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