Venues

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

Minoritenplatz 4
3500 Krems/Stein
www.klangraum.at 

The 13th-century Minoritenkirche in Stein, one of the oldest mendicant order churches north of the Alps, has been used for secular purposes since the end of the 18th century. The Gothic church has had various uses over the years: as a salt and tobacco warehouse or as an equipment depot for the volunteer fire service in Stein.

Since the early 1990s the space with decorative wall frescoes dating from the 14th century has been designated as an “art space”. As the “Klangraum Krems”, since 2003 it has hosted various inspirational installations with audio-visual projects as well as concerts. The European Literature Days opening event is held annually in this acoustically atmospheric venue. 

State Gallery of Lower Austria (Landesgalerie Niederösterreich)

Museumsplatz 1
A-3500 Krems/ Stein
http://www.lgnoe.at 

The new museum and gallery designed by architects Bernhard and Stefan Marte at the gateway to Wachau is dedicated to Austria’s cultural creativity. On five floors and with exhibition spaces totalling an area of 3,000 m2, the State Collections of Lower Austria complement important private collections; thematic and solo exhibitions react to contemporary issues. Architecturally, the State Gallery of Lower Austria with its unique rotation represents a sign of modern times. Together with the Kunsthalle Krems and the Karikaturmuseum Krems, the museum forms the new centre of the Kunstmeile Krems.

Karikaturmuseum Krems

Steiner Landstraße 3a
3500 Krems/ Stein
www.karikaturmuseum.at 

The Karikaturmuseum Krems was designed by the architect and caricaturist Gustav Peichl/IRONIMUS and built from 2000 to 2001 at the Kunstmeile Krems. Over a space measuring 780 m², the building is Austria’s only centre for caricatures, cartoons, comics and visual satire. The building’s form is influenced by a distinctive roof structure that references the skyline and rooftops of the old buildings in Krems-Stein. Two figures by Manfred Deix are displayed in the forecourt.

Kunsthalle Krems

Museumsplatz 5
3500 Krems an der Donau
www.kunsthalle.at

The Kunsthalle Krems with its diverse programme of art education has established its reputation as an open-minded centre for the circulation of information and to inspire enthusiasm for art. Its programmes explore the themes of international art since 1945 with special emphasis on contemporary art. 

The Kunsthalle Krems was built from 1992 to 1995 based on the design by the architect Adolf Krischanitz. The museum is in the premises of a former tobacco factory which was originally built in 1852 by the state tobacco company. Krischanitz’s design sympathetically restores the original tobacco industry building and combines it with a new modern extension.

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