Highlights along the Danube
Sights and attractions near the Danube
A trip along the Danube provides many possibilities to discover the sights and attractions near the river. Allow yourself to be inspired by the selection of higlights below.
The origin of the Breg The Danube with its 2888 kilometres is, besides the Wolga, the most powerful river of Europe. The main source river, the Breg, arises at the Martins chapel, 100 meters away from the watershed Rhine/Danube.
The heart of the city The Danube source brings seeping rainwater from the Black Forest back to the surface. The crystal-clear water emerges nearly unnoticed inside an artfully surrounded spring. The allegorical sculpture "Mutter Baar" sits enthroned above the still young Danube. A must-see for ...
Source of the Danube
Where the rivers meet At the confluence of the rivers Brigach and Breg, the Danube emerges. This is the first time the Danube is perceptible.
Die Seepage of the Danube
River without water
Carolingian monastery city Messkirch The working day in the monastery city "Campus Galli" starts with forging and timbering. The workers only use Early Medieval tools and materials to build a monastery according to a 1200 years old "St. Galler" monastery plan. The "Campus Galli" project is ...
The landmark of Sigmaringen The second biggest city palace in Germany is located above the Danube. Between march and december it can be visited through guided tours. The weapon hall with around 3.000 exhibits is open to the public. Numerous exceptional guided tours let children and adults meet ...
Celts caslte Heuneburg
The home of the Celts Located above the Danube lies the Celts castle Heuneburg. With its magnificent ramparts and burial mounds, the castle is seen as one of the most important settlements of the Celts. Around 2.500 years ago, the most famous town north of the Alps was located here.
Beer Culture City
Beer and culture 53 beers, 5 breweries, 1 city. The Beer Culture City Ehingen in Baden-Wuerttemberg offers you an exceptional experience around the topics of beer and culture. Four independent historical breweries with a long corporate history let visitors dive in the beer history of the ...
Deeply blue and mysterious Because of its unique play of clolour, the deeply blue Blautopf is an exceptional natural phenomenon. The funnel-shaped karst spring is around 22 meters deep. Legends tell about the "Schoene Lau" which lived in the Blautopf and retrieved its smile there.
picturesque neighbourhood A medieval craftsmen quarter near the river Blau with picturesque buildings and places ("The beautiful house", "The Guild house", "The Ulmer Muenz", "Fishermen square", and many more)
Ice Age caves
UNESCO world heritage The caves in the Ach valley near Blaubeuren and in the Lone valley ner Langenau are spectacular locations, where archeologists found artworks from the Ice Age. People lived here around 40.000 years ago and created the worlds oldest human artworks. The caves and the ...
The worlds highest church tower Since centuries the Ulm Minster shapes the look of the city and region. Its fame can be explained with its 161,53-meter high tower, the worlds highest church tower. Sporty people can climb the 768 stairs towards the 141-meter high viewing platform and are ...