Today we had our first and only stop of the season in the Austrian town of Krems. A slightly larger town, but still with a charming historical old section, Krems’ town charter was granted in 1305. But there have been archaeological discoveries here dating back 32,000 years. It lies at the edge of the Wachau Valley region, which is well known for its wines and apricots.
I only had about two hours to walk around town, but it was a nice little introduction to this lovely location. The main street of the old town almost reminded me a little of Salzburg’s old town, down to the swirly wrought iron signs hanging from the edges of the beautiful buildings.
There were lots of shops, cafes, restaurants, and churches along the way. Plenty of folks were enjoying hot Glühwein (hot spiced wine) in open air cafes all along the main pedestrian thoroughfare.
Here are some photos from my afternoon stroll. Enjoy!