Kunstmeile Krems
Museums and Exhibitions

Kunstmeile Krems

Contact & Informations

3500 Krems
Museumsplatz 5

+43 2732 908010
+43 2732 908011


Pushchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bistro / Restaurant E-Bike charging station E-car charging station Free entry with the NOE-card Children's program

Put your cultural anchor in the Wachau and visit the art mile Krems!

Located at the intersection of historical sights and the extraordinary cultural landscape of the Wachau, the exhibition houses of the Krems Art Mile – the Krems Caricature Museum & the Krems Art Gallery – offer a wide range of high-quality exhibitions and events all year round. The Landesgalerie Niederösterreich opened in the immediate vicinity of the two exhibition houses in May 2019. The spectacular new museum building focuses on Austrian art.


The Krems Caricature Museum

The cartoon museum Krems is located in the middle of the art mile Krems. Built by Gustav Peichl – aka IRONIMUS- this museum, the only one of its kind in Austria, is entirely dedicated to humor and satire. – According to the motto “laughter is healthy”. Just a 5-minute walk from the Krems-Stein boat station, the Krems Caricature Museum attracts thousands of visitors to the Wachau every year. The redesigned permanent presentation, “ALWAYS AGAIN DEIX!” Looks back on the extraordinary work of Manferd Deix (1949 – 2016) – the “enfant terrible” of the German-speaking cartoon scene and presents a colorful roundabout of his wonderful “Deix figures”. At the same time, temporary exhibitions of local and international artists are shown!

Museumsplatz 3
3500 Krems an der Donau


The Kunsthalle Krems

With established and up-to-date, young positions, the Kunsthalle Krems focuses on an interdisciplinary, progressive and international orientation. Art is shown after 1945, with a focus on the contemporary. The presentations will take the form of extensive thematic and personnel exhibitions. As an additional exhibition space, the Kunsthalle Krems wins the Dominikanerkirche in downtown Krems, whose Gothic interior is decorated with contemporary art in the summer months.

Museumsplatz 3
3500 Krems an der Donau

  • Austria’s only centre for humour, cartoons and satire.
  • popular excursion destination in Wachau
  • top-flight exhibitions
  • other cultural offerings in the surrounding area
  • top quality food and beverage service, groups catered for
  • direct connection to the Danube river ferries

2020 programme


  • Bruno Haberzettl – Caricatures from 25 years Krone bunt until 01.03.2020
  • Tu Felix Austria… zeichne! 25 years of Austria in the EU
    16.02.2020 – 31.01.2021
  • Fix & Foxi XXL.The discovery of the smurfs, Spirou und Lucky Luke 15.03 – 26.10.2020
  • Wolfgang Ammer. Look at the world 08.11.2020 – 21.02.2021


  • Adrian Paci. Lost Communities bis 23.02.2020
  • Theresa Margolles (in Cooperation with AIR- ARTIST IN RESIDENCE NIEDERÖSTERREICH) bis 23.02.2020
  • Robin Rhode. Memory is the Weapon 14.03 – 21.06.2020
  • Patricia Piccinini. Embracing the Future 11.07 – 01.11.2020
  • Christian Helwing. (B)east! 11.07 – 01.11.2020
  • Fiona Tan 21.11.2020 – 14.02.2021
  • Catering
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Age-appropriate educational classes for all age groups
  • Playground in the immediate vicinity (boat station)
  • Parking deck at the boat station


Krems Caricature Museum
10am – 6pm daily
in the winter months 10am – 5pm

Kunsthalle Krems
Tues. – Sun. and Monday if a public holiday 10am – 6pm
in the winter months 10am – 5pm

Guided tours:

Kunsthalle Krems: Sun. and public holidays 2pm -5pm

Caricaturmuseum Krems: Sun. and public holidays 3pm

and by prior reservation


  • Family Factory: Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the studio of the Kunstmeile Krems.
  • ART, coffee and croissants on selected Sundays from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
  • Art meets … you! Workshop for adults on selected Wednesdays from 5 p.m.
    Kinder.Kunst.Fest der Kunstmeile Krems on October 26th, 2020


Krems Caricature Museum or Kunsthalle Krems

Adults € 10

Concessions* € 9

Groups  € 8 (for groups of more than 20 people)

Family ticket  € 18 (2 adults and up to 4 children up to 18 years old)

Discounted family ticket (Lower Austria Family Pass) € 10

School students € 3.50

Free entry for children up to 6 years old

* Young people, apprentices and students 19-26 years old, seniors and people with disabilities

Tours for groups numbering up to 20 people: € 55 fixed tour fee per group (=22Pax)

SUPER Kombiticket:

The TOP Kombiticket gains you entrance to the top exhibition centres along the Kunstmeile Krems:

  • Krems Caricature Museum
  • Kunsthalle Krems
  • Kunsthalle Krems in der Dominikanerkirche (open in the summer months)
  • Forum Frohner
  • Landesgalerie Niederösterreich

Kombiticket for individuals: € 18 per person

Kombiticket for groups under b2b.kunstmeile.at

Our tip for your trip

  • Kunstmeile Krems
  • Göttweig Abbey
  • Boat trip through the Wachau with Brandner Schifffahrt
  • City tour of Krems (wine museum, Gozzoburg, …)

Inns and wine taverns in the area are listed at www.weinstrassen.at.




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