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“It’s a food tour!”, I am thinking, delighted at my discovery of this recent addition to foodie travel tips here in Krems, my home during all these years. A real Krems Food Tour that I am enjoying together with my travel blogger colleagues & friends from all over Austria. Eagerly, I tell them about my food tour experiences from around the world on virtually all continents.
Our city’s vice mayor, Mr Derler, is just as enthusiastic. “Well done”, he nods at our guide and happily welcomes us to “his” city at the gate of the world-famous Wachau valley. I am a little excited, I must say. Proud, perhaps.
After all, there is even an official film about us now! 😀
Krems Food Tour. A real discovery, and that is hearing me say this as a somewhat critical, local person. As you wander through the charming old town, tasting stops along this three-hour food tour include typical apricot schnapps, local chocolate as well as delicious little sausages served with everything from spicy, to sweet, to garlic or chili-infused … mustard! Yes, mustard too is locally grown here. Bring everything but a full belly. You will love feeding off your curiosity for local food!
Hutter Wine Estate. Simply. Delightful. A charming young family that “owns” one of the best views across town from up the hill. If I didn’t already live in Krems, I would immediately choose to stay in one of their recently renovated “wine apartments” right in the vineyards. Check this out.
“Ernesto Neto originally hails from Brazil, but his art has found a worldwide audience”, Lucia Täubler and her colleagues here at the Krems Art Gallery as well as the local museum for caricature tell us. The latter also hosts an exhibition by the Argentinian artist Mordillo, an exposition I love! No wonder we are eager to start the creative workshop that follows a visit to both art exhibitions.
Do not miss a chillaxing boat trip on the Danube river, either!
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Disclaimer: We have been invited by the city of Krems on this creative foodie trip to the Wachau valley. All opinions are my own.