Location & Surroundings
Directly on the Campus Krems and ten minutes from the city center, yet in quiet surroundings – our location is perfect for both studying and relaxing.
Around the Kolpinghaus Campus Krems there are walking, biking, and jogging trails, and you can reach the Danube and the vineyards of the Wachau in a few minutes. Ideal for nature and outdoor enthusiasts and for recreational breaks during studies.
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Universities & Schools
Krems has a long tradition in education. As the seat of Danube University Krems, a university of applied sciences, a private medical university, and a private dental university, as well as the location of a large number of general and vocational secondary schools and the Pedagogical Academy, the city is one of Austria’s educational centers. Around 12,000 students shape the Krems cityscape during school hours.
Krems University of Applied Sciences (FH IMC Krems)
What began in 1994 with one course of study and 50 students has since developed into an internationally renowned university of applied sciences with over 1,000 students from all over the world. The IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems symbiotically combines science and business to provide the best international career opportunities for graduates. Business and technology majors are offered as baccalaureate and diploma programs.
Internationality and practical orientation are top priorities. A sound scientific background, modern technical equipment, 50 partner universities in 13 countries and much more make IMC students fit for the international professional world. Courses in small groups, project-related work, international lecturers and practical semesters, as well as a comprehensive range of sports and leisure activities make studying a diverse experience.
Danube University Krems (DUK)
As the first state university for postgraduate continuing education in Europe, Danube University Krems aims to develop into a university that sets standards in the European continuing education market.
Danube University Krems is the leading public university for continuing education in Europe. It uses its expertise in teaching and research to address societal challenges.
As a university for continuing education, the DUK specializes in the higher qualification of professionals. One of the strengths of Danube University Krems is its cutting-edge university courses. Approximately 8,240 students are currently admitted to Danube University Krems, and more than 24,500 graduates have already successfully completed their studies.
In its research, Danube University Krems deals with current and future societal challenges.
Danube University Krems combines ongoing innovation in research and teaching with the highest standards, and carries the quality seal of AQ Austria.
Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences (KL)
Here you can find academic training in health sciences, human medicine, and psychology. Located at Campus Krems in one of the most beautiful places in Europe, at the entrance to the world heritage Wachau, the modern university is impressive, with professionalism, international orientation, and education directly near the patients.
With an innovative bachelor’s-master’s program, the Karl Landsteiner Private University for Health Sciences is blazing a trail for a modern Bologna-compliant education of medical and therapeutic experts in three key health policy fields.
University College of Teacher Education Vienna/Krems (KPH Vienna/Krems)
The University College of Teacher Education (KPH Vienna/Krems) is Austria’s largest pedagogical college, with seven campuses in Vienna and Lower Austria.
The joint concept of initial education, continuing education, and professional development is intended to optimally qualify and professionalize teachers in their occupational fields of pedagogy and religious education. In the sense of an ecumenical perspective, the KPH Vienna/Krems promotes and practices the cooperation of the seven Christian churches represented at the university (Catholic Church, Protestant Church (both Lutheran and Reformed), Greek Oriental Church, three Eastern Orthodox Churches, as well as an Old Catholic Church) while preserving their respective identities.
At the exit of the Wachau, one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube valley, lies the charming twin city of Krems-Stein.
Krems on the Danube is worth a visit at any time of year! Immerse yourself in the country at the Nibelungenstrom: The Wachau – UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Heritage!
Not many cities in Austria have such a variety of cultural, historical, and culinary offerings as the twin city of Krems-Stein.
Situated at the easternmost starting point of the Wachau, the more than 1,000-year-old town will impress you with (among other things) its historic buildings in the old town – which, by the way, were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
Enjoy the different faces of the city as you walk through the old town, surrounded by stores, restaurants and coffee houses, and enjoy the vibrant life.
By making the “Krems Art Mile” a reality, Krems has once again demonstrated its cultural importance.
An extensive range of sports with numerous major events (best evidenced by the Wachau Marathon, with more than 10,000 participants each year) rounds off the offer. You can find more information at: www.krems.at
Danube (Lower Austria)
From its source in the Black Forest to its mouth at the Black Sea, the Danube is the second largest river in Europe, covering 2,888 kilometers. The proud stream has enchanted people since time immemorial. Its banks contain the oldest traces of human settlement, as evidenced by the famous “Venus of Willendorf,” which dates from around 30,000 BC: the oldest sculpture in the world, it can now be admired in Vienna.
The Danube is a royal, truly European river. On its way from west to east, it flows through ten countries and, as Europe’s lifeline, connects highly diverse peoples, religions, and cultures into a harmonious whole. Its route is lined with witnesses to a varied history: fortified castles, mighty monasteries, and magnificent palaces. Its diverse landscapes – sometimes lovely, sometimes almost mystical – are shrouded in legend.
Although one encounters the great past everywhere along the Danube, it is also a modern river. Almost entirely navigable – on 2,415 kilometers of river – it connects the North Sea with the Black Sea via the Main-Danube Canal. Significant as one of the most important trade routes, part of Corridor VII through Europe (Tina Office), the Danube is becoming increasingly popular for passenger navigation – Danube cruises are a wonderful experience. More than 70 cabin ships regularly cruise between Passau and Budapest, but also as far as the Danube Delta.
Whether traveling along the Danube or aboard a ship, no one can resist the fascination of the “Queen of Rivers,” the harmony between landscape and river.
And cycling along the Danube cycle path and seeing the beautiful landscape of the Wachau is a special experience.
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The Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig is situated 449 m above the world-famous Danube valley at the eastern exit of the Wachau, with which it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.
The “Austrian Montecassino” was founded in 1083 and handed over to the Benedictines in 1094. The Baroque monastery complex was built in 1720-40, following the plans of architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt, after a devastating fire destroyed the old monastery in 1718. The special sights are the museum in the imperial wing, the imperial stairs with Paul Troger’s ceiling fresco from 1739, the imperial and royal chambers, as well as the monastery church with crypt and the partially preserved old cloister.
On the way from the monastery entrance at the gate reception into the monastery courtyard, the visitor is accompanied by the permanent exhibition “Monastic Life,” which informs them about the life and work of the monks of Göttweig. For further information please visit www.stiftgoettweig.at.
Wachau wine country
Visit to the realm of cellar masters. In addition to a number of wineries that sometimes offer cellar tours and wine tastings, we would like to introduce you to other businesses that offer everything from expert cellar tours to leisurely wine tastings for the wine connoisseur.