Situated at the gateway to the Wachau valley, Krems an der Donau more than lives up to its title of Lower Austria’s education capital. Life in the town is shaped by the 15,000 students who study at its five higher education institutions and universities. Around 250 of these students attend Karl Landsteiner University. The numerous cultural attractions and leisure opportunities in Krems, its picturesque setting on the Danube river surrounded by hillside vineyards, and the historic character of the town are a big part of why students enjoy studying here so much and feel so much at home.
As well as being a great place to study, there are also plenty of ways to relax in and around Krems, such as walking or cycling along the Danube. Other options include a hike through the terraces of the hillside vineyards or a boat trip with a musical or culinary theme. There’s also modern art on display in the galleries at the Kulturmeile in the centre of Krems and local specialities to be sampled at the wineries and traditional heuriger wine taverns.
First documented in 995, Krems is one of the oldest towns in Lower Austria and today has a population of roughly 25,000. Charming historic buildings give Krems its distinctive flair. As you explore the streets and squares, monasteries and churches, town houses and fortifications, you will find over a millennium of history around every corner. There’s always something new to discover on a walk through the old town of Krems and Stein. And afterwards you can head down to the riverside, explore one of the parks or enjoy a bite to eat at a café, restaurant or heuriger. Krems has one of Austria’s most attractive and lively pedestrian zones, where shopping is a real pleasure.
Visit the Krems student portal or the website of Krems for information about student life, from part-time jobs to accommodation, events and car pooling.
No matter whether you’re on holiday for a few days, taking a degree at one of the universities on Campus Krems, or just holding a seminar here, you are sure to find suitable accommodation in Krems.
Surrounded by hillside vineyards, the Kolpinghaus Campus Krems student residence is located directly on Campus Krems, right next to Karl Landsteiner University. The modern facilities in every room include satellite television, internet connection, and a kitchenette, shower and toilet. There is a cafeteria with an outdoor terrace on the ground floor. The building also has event and seminar rooms.
There are two other student residences close to Campus Krems:
- ÖJAB Europazentrum Krems (about a five-minute walk from Karl Landsteiner University)
- STUWO AG student residence Krems (about a 30-minute walk from Karl Landsteiner University)
As well as the student residences, there are also plenty of other options. Private rooms and shared student apartments in Krems are advertised on the following platforms:
- Studenten Zimmer (German only)
- Studentenapartements (German only)
- Wohnnet (German only)
- Immowelt (German only)
- Wohnkrems (German only)
- Nuora (German only)
- Krems Centre – Apartments for Students
- Home to Go - Krems Area (German only)
You also have a wide choice of accommodation for short stays in Krems. Hotel Arte, and Steigenberger Hotel and Spa Krems are about a five-minute walk from the university and located very close to Campus Krems.
Click here for an overview of other hotels and bed and breakfasts in the Krems area