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 history of mobility The Audi Forum in Ingolstadt is all about the topic of 'Mobility'. The Audi museum tells a vivid and interesting story about the history of the automobile and the Audi AG. Book a guided tour through the Audi plant and experience the birth of a new Audi car. Furthermore, ...
Hall of Liberation
Exceptional architecture The Hall of Liberation, an impressive landmark of Kelheim, can be seen from a distance. King Ludwig I. commissioned the build of the monument as a memorial for the victorious Liberation Wars against Napoleon between 1842 and 1863. Inside you can admire 34 goddesses of ...
Beer Culture City
Beer and culture 43 beers, 4 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.
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.
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 ...
Die Seepage of the Danube
River without water
St. Peter Cathedral
High above Regensburg The cathedral of diocese Regensburg is one of the most important churches in the city. It is the only Bavarian cathedral, owned by the free state of Bavaria.
St. Stephan cathedral
The worlds largest cathedral organ The magnificent building with its white towers and the blue/green dome is one of the most important baroque churches north of the alps. The architects Carlo Lurago and Giovanni Battista gave it an Italian style, after a city fire in 1662. The splendid interior ...
The origin of the Danube 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.
Confluence 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.
Three River Confluence
Confluence of Danube, Inn and Ilz The confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn, and Ilz at the east side of Passau is exceptional. The different colors of the rivers mix and the view over the Danube Valley create wanderlust. A walk through the wonderful narrow alleys is an experience itself.
Monastery in the nature In the valley of the young Danube, near the Black Forest lies the 1077 founded Beuron monastery. Since 1863, the Benedictine monastery was resettled as St. Martin Abbey.
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 ...
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.
Worth seeing moastery woth beer garden The Weltenburg monastery is over 1.400 years old and is a wonderful place on earth, midst the green forests, rough rocks and the impressive Breakthrough of the Danube. The beers of the monastery brewery can be savored in the shady beer garden or at the ...
Monastery church Roggenburg
Rococo in Swabia The magnificent Roggenburg monastery can be seen from a distance. The monastery church Mariä Himmelfahrt was built from 1752 until 1758 by Simpert Kraemer and is one of the most important Rococo buildings in Swabia. In the monastery museum, you can experience the history of the ...
LEGOLAND® Germany Resort
Holidays in the land of the bricks The adventure world in Guenzburg offers a lot of possibilities for families. Experience exciting attractions and a lot of LEGO fun. Over 55 attractions and models form 56 million LEGO bricks can be admired. A rollercoaster and a miniature land are only one of ...
Experience a Roman treasure The Roman treasure of Straubing was found in 1950 during excavation and is still one of the most important discoveries of Roman parade armor pieces in the former Romanum Imperium. It includes numerous parts of armour, helmets, and splints.
The Bavarian Sixtina The Renaissance castle is the oldest evangelic church building, also called the Bavarian Sixtina. Furthermore, it includes the state gallery for Flemish baroque paintings with exceptional artworks like Peter Paul Rubens, Antonis van Dyck. The shell grottos in the eastern ...
Thurn & Taxis castle
Important family residence The Thurn & Taxis castle is a castle of the dynasty Thurn & Taxis in Regensburg. Parts of the castle are still inhabited by members of the Thurn & Taxis family.
Stone Bridge Regensburg
The oldest German bridge The Stone Bridge is one of the most important landmarks in Regensburg. The construction of this medieval masterpiece started in 1135, which makes it the oldest German bridge that survived until today.
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 ...
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 ...
High above the Danube in Donaustaug near Regenesburg, the famous Walhalla hall of fame is located. It is one of the most significant national memorials in Germany and an extraordinary piece of architecture of the 19th century in Bavaria. During the administration of King Ludwing I., the former ...