“…upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”

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Krems Steiner Tor, the
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Krems Old Town
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Krems Old Town

One weekend I took a tour of the Wachau in the Danube Valley, including a visit to Krems an der Donau. This medieval town on the banks of the Danube has a beautiful Old Town complete with city gate from the 15th century. Each building is decorated with a sculpture, painting or carving on the façade, so window shopping here is a special treat.

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Buildings in Krems
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Detail on a building in Krems Old Town
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This beautiful detail is on the façade of a United Colors of Benetton
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Madonna & Child on a building in Krems
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Detail on a building in Krems
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St. George slaying the dragon in Krems
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Statue in Krems

I walked through the Old Town and then climbed up to visit the Piaristenkirche, both to see the church and views of the town. Around the church are paintings and sculptures depicting the Passion of the Christ: the events around his crucifixion and burial. I thought each little vignette was fascinating in its detail. The inside of the church was quite opulent as well.

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Stairs, always stairs… this time up to the Piaristenkirche
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Passion of the Christ at Piaristenkirche
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Passion of the Christ at Piaristenkirche
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Passion of the Christ at Piaristenkirche
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Passion of the Christ at Piaristenkirche
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Passion of the Christ at Piaristenkirche
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Passion of the Christ at Piaristenkirche
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Piaristenkirche extrior
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Krems an der Donau

Title quote: Bible verse predicting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Isaiah 53:5, English Standard Version, as depicted outside the Piaristenkirche in Krems an der Donau

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Interior – Piaristenkirche
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Interior – Piaristenkirche
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Interior of the Piaristenkirche with Advent candles
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Plaque on exterior of Piaristenkirche
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Stairs down to Krems Old Town from Piaristenkirche
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Dom der Wachau in Krems
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Dom der Wachau – Krems
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Krems River
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Detail on a building in Krems
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Krems Old Town
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Krems Old Town

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