From the water you get a completely new perspective of the world, so don't miss a trip on the German Danube: one of the most beautiful holiday experiences.The leisurely pace of the river determines the speed of the boat and raises the traveller's awareness of the world passing by.
The 'young Danube' in particular, between Donaueschingen and Kelheim, is a paradise for boating holidays with canoes, kayaks or Canadian canoes. In these small vessels you can feel the power of the river, daydream about the waves, experience nature first-hand. The Danube tributaries such as the Altmühl or the Regen are also ideal for boating. There are many places where boats can be hired.
The boat company will usually pick the boats up again at the final destination so that holidaymakers can devote all their time to the pleasures of boating.
Big ships sail on the German Danube from Kelheim. An excursion through the Danube Gorge, the Schlögen Schlinge, a loop in the river between Passau and Linz, or a tour through the romantic Altmühl valley show nature on the Danube at its very best. City sightseeing tours by boat in Regensburg or Passau familiarise the visitor with the eventful history of the river. Boat trips from Regensburg to Straubing, Deggendorf or Passau provide a good impression of the variety of culture and nature along the German Danube.