Why not explore Bavaria during a River Cruise along the Danube River? Get to know further highlights of Bavaria like Passau, Regensburg and Nuremberg!
Exploring Bavaria on a river cruise
Three-River City Passau
Coming from three different directions, three rivers merge together in Passau – the Blue Danube coming from the West, the Green Inn stemming from the South, and the Black Ilz originating from the North. This confluence turns the Passau area into a unique and very beautiful scenery. In addition, one can wander along the baroque city centre, which was built by Italian master craftsmen in the 17th century and discover the majestic St. Stephan’s Cathedral, located in the inner city and hosting the world’s largest cathedral organ. Here is where charm and elegancy, history and culture, art and adventure meet. Passau is surely worth a visit!
Highlights of Passau:
- Scenic pleasure at the famous three-river corner
- Cultural delight in the castle and museum – Veste Oberhaus, one of Europe’s largest and mightiest castle buildings
- Enjoy the arts in Passau’s museum of glass – displaying over 30.000 glasses, it is the world’s largest museum of Bohemian crystal
- Musical enjoyment in St. Stephan’s Cathedral with the world’s largest organ pipe
UNESCO World Heritage City of Regensburg and the Valhalla
Regensburg, cathedral city and today’s capitol of the Upper Palatinate, is located by the three rivers Danube, Naab and Regen. It is surrounded by attractive sceneries and a large cultural variety, thus often serving as the starting point of tours around immediate surroundings as e.g. Valhalla by Donaustauf. Based on the model of Greek temples and constructed by King Ludwig I., the snow-white Valhalla sits enthroned high above the Danube riverside and is part of the historical cultural landscape of this river. Leo von Klenze, royal architect, designed the Valhalla purposely in the style of a Gothic cathedral. It hosts busts of considerable men and women that have contributed to German history.
Highlights of Regensburg:
- Experience history at the historical Reichstag in the old town hall and Reichstag museum
- Architectural enjoyment at the St. Peters Cathedral of Regensburg and the Old Stone Bridge
- Experience the pleasure of learning about the art of producing snuff tobacco in the document snuff tobacco factory
- Musical delights await with the Domspatzen Boys’ Choir – the oldest boys’ choir in the world
- Culinary treats will leave you speechless at the "Wurstkuchl" – the oldest bratwurst restaurant of the world
Nuremberg and its Imperial Castle
Nuremberg has long been regarded as the ancient centre-piece of German heritage. Even today the imposing Imperial Castle dominates the city, retaining a deep sense of tradition and history. Medieval Nuremberg is known for its history and the spectacular Gothic architecture of its magnificent churches. Visit the Imperial Castle with its splendid apartments, the Romanesque double chapel, the extensive collection of military equipment and the spectacular Deep Well. From the observation platform of the Sinwell Tower you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the entire city of Nuremberg.
Highlights of Nuremberg:
- Pleasure of arts await at the Germanic National Museum with works of Dürer, Veit Stoß and Rembrandt
- Arts and crafts in the Craftmen’s Courtyard with pewterers, glass cutters, leather workers, gold and silversmiths, stained glass painters, gingerbread-makers and a doll-maker
- Experience history and architecture in the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds
- Indulge in the culinary specialities of Nuremberg – "Elisenlebkuchen" gingerbread, Nuremberg sausages and Franconian Beer
It is time to explore Bavaria during a river cruise together with your group! In the past years, we gained great experience in the field of shore excursions for river cruises. We would love to organise the excursion programme for your river cruise along the Danube und look forward to hearing from you soon.
View on Passau © Passau Touristik GmbH
Regensburg © Gerhard Helminger, pixelio.de
Fountain in Nuremberg © Congress- und Tourismuszentrale Nürnberg