While Krems and Stein are perceived both as a twin city and for themselves at the same time, a kind of interim city is emerging rather inconspicuously, which originally had industrial character and is increasingly dedicated to the educational and cultural sector. Concerning urbanism, this interim city mainly belongs to Stein, though all the institutions founded there have the supplement "Krems" - an indication of the inexplicit definition of the city limits. Starting with the adaption of the old tobacco factory to the Danube University Krems and the Kunsthalle Krems, the entire area has established itself as a kind of educational and cultural zone. This zone is of great importance due to the first direct access to the Danube coming from the West as well as the Entrée to Stein and the above-named sector. The outsourcing of art from St. Pölten to Krems will probably also set a focus of the art in addition to the educational emphasis and promote tourism by planning the connection of the art district to the River Danube and harbor. In the developing intermediate city the combination of old and new as a recurring theme is evident. Old industrial buildings based on adaptation and functional redefinitions are establishing a connection to new buildings. According to this spirit, the new "Gallery of Lower Austria" is intended to fit within the overall structure and form a new element in the emergence of urban sprawl.