Primary rock and mainly loess all around the traditional wine city of Krems - and across the river.
The 2,170 hectares of vines in the Kremstal produce wines dominated by Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, grown on primary granite rock in the west and clay and limestone (loess) in the east and south. Notable vineyards include the Kremser Pfaffenberg below the Baroque Monastery at Göttweig.
- Christianity and spirituality
Ancient places of worship, pilgrimage and pilgrim trails, monasteries, chapels and monuments of nature.
The Upper Krems Valley is a special region with mystical attraction which has always been an ideal environment for a spiritual retreat. The region is dominated by ever present monasteries, always visible up high on the hills.