Austria's only museum for cartoons, caricature and satire can be found in Krems and attracts thousands of visitors to the Wachau region each year. The museum was built by Gustav Peichl and is fully dedicated to the world of humour and satire.
The permanent exhibition “Für immer Deix” (“Deix forever”) presents the oeuvre of German caricaturist Manfred Deix. The exhibition contains samples of his best artwork pieces in watercolour and cartoon as well as still unpublished sketches of Austria's grandmaster of satirical drawing.
- The day pass at Karikaturmuseum Krems is €10 making it the cheapest tourist attraction in Lower Austria.
How to get there
By public transport
Trains operate on an hourly basis to Krems, Austria.
Starting at the train station, get on the Wachau bus line 1 (Wachaubuslinie 1) at the station “Campus Krems” and get off again at “Kunstmeile Krems”. This bus line operates hourly.
On foot, depending on the speed of walking, it might take you 15 to 20 minutes from the train station to get here.
The ÖBB Kombiticket Kulturgenuss
The “ÖBB Kombiticket Kulturgenuss” is a ticket provided by the ÖBB combining both the fare and admission to the cartoon museum in Krems.
Coming from Vienna or Salzburg, take the A1 and continue via the S33 towards Krems from St. Pölten/ Ost onwards. Once in the city, the “Kunstmeile Krems” (mile of art in Krems) is signposted and you'll be comfortably led to the cartoon museum.
Fees apply for parking in front of both the “Kunsthalle Krems” and the “Karikaturmuseum Krems”.