Monthly Archives: January 2014

Saturday morning in Krems

Rudi invited us to go to the Saturday farmer’s market, and while there, we noticed that there would be a special commemorative Mass to celebrate the priest’s 60th birthday in the Krems church, featuring a full Mozart mass. Of course … Continue reading

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Krems Steiner Tor (Stone Tower)

One of the most notable buildings in Krems is the Steiner Tor, built in the 15th century. It is considered Krems’ major landmark, and a major landmark in the ancient Wachau wine region (mentioned in previous blogs, the Wachau’s history … Continue reading

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Sunset from Piaristischenkirche in Krems

The Piaristischenkirche stands high above the village of Krems, Worth the climb – both the views and the interior are lovely. The interior: In an interesting interfaith gesture, at the Piaristischenkirche there is a very old late 14th century Grabstein … Continue reading

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Traditional Weinkeller in Krems

Rudi showed us where wine used to be kept in the Wachau region – a Keller cut into a steep hillside. Some are still used, although much of the winemaking is becoming more mechanized, and the beautiful vine terraces are … Continue reading

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More from Krems

A misty view of Krems-Stein and the Donau from high above, where Rudi Pietsch has a medieval house – with Rudi Pietsch and Michael Cooper-White. And another misty view from above:

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Memorable overnight stay in Krems-Stein on the Donau

One of the most memorable events during Michael’s visit here, and of my entire Fulbright experience overall, was a delightful invitation to dinner and a musicalischer Stammtisch in Krems-Stein, in the Wachau wine region outside Vienna along the Donau. The … Continue reading

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Where Beethoven and Schubert walked

Not far from my university classroom building on Schekenstrasse stands one of the few remaining portions of the old city wall dating from 1531, called the Mölker Bastei (bastion). It’s especially known as a small preserve of actual (as opposed … Continue reading

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