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Monastery Weltenburg

Asamstr. 32, 93309 Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany
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Quietly impressive

The trip starts with a wonderful river cruise from kelheim to the Weltenburg monastery. You will... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pueblo, Colorado
A great day out

This is an easy and nice day out. A return boat trip from Kelheim to Weltenburg is less than 10... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“boat ride” (18 reviews)
“beer garden” (16 reviews)
“the river” (23 reviews)
Asamstr. 32, 93309 Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The trip starts with a wonderful river cruise from kelheim to the Weltenburg monastery. You will not be overly impressed with your first sight of the chapel. But wait till you get inside. Two local brothers that trained in Rome are the artist and architect...More

Thank debandmac
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy and nice day out. A return boat trip from Kelheim to Weltenburg is less than 10 Euros for an adult. The river I sbeautiful and the narration is bi-lingual (Germana nd English). The boat itself is spacious and clean. Waitress service...More

Thank TartanWanderer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have too much time to spend on this visit as we had to get back to our ship by a specific time, but we did gaze in breathless wonder at the tiny baroque chapel with its elaborate decor, including an equestrian statue of...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We called in on a detour on our way from Munich to Regensburg. Not really all that much to see, but the restaurant facilities and beer were good. Nice setting. Seems like most people take a boat ride up through the Danube Gorge and stop...More

Thank ClunkNebbermorth
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place by the Danubio River. All the surroundings are greats, very peaceful place. Food on the local restaurant is also greats and affordable. Don't miss the beer, according to their words, they are the oldest monastery in the world brewing beers.

Thank Arruda28
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We've been to this monastery plenty of times over the years.We usually park in the monastery car park in Weltenburg which is a lovely 10 minute walk along a flat, tarred road by the river to the monastery. Once there you can enjoy a pint...More

Thank Kazcou
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Loved the cruise from Kelheim and back through the Danube gorge, the walk up to the monastery and enjoyable monastery courtyard biergargten. The food was good--I ordered the day's special after wandering over to a nearby table to ask some folks what they were eating....More

Thank rodndtube
Reviewed 26 October 2016

First, there is the approach: a cruise through the dramatic gorges of the Danube. Next there's the situation: a large complex of buildings almost at river level (with an inevitable history of floods). Then there's the courtyard, a popular place for lunch or a beer...More

3  Thank gdrm
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Took 40 minute boat ride to get to the Monastery. Very peaceful. The chapel at the monastery is beautiful. Food is good at the biergarten. We walked back to Kelheim which was a nice walk through the woods. Trail was very well marked.

Thank TheMcCulloughs
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We came here as part of our river cruise tours and it was a wonderful surprise. The abbey area is quite large and very interesting to learn about it. We had a wonderful explanation inside the church, as well as a chance to sample the...More

1  Thank MLKen
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I am not fond of small boats -- how big is the boat that takes you along the Danube Narrows? How many people does the ferry hold? Thanks
23 May 2017|
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Response from Kazcou | Reviewed this property |
The boats are not small, most of their boats take 500-600 people. They appear to have a 150 person boat too, but I've never seen that. Also travelling on the river it is normally a relatively smooth ride.
Jw C
is it open sunday?
1 October 2016|
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Response from MandM777 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have been there on Sunday
Scott L
How did you tour the brewery and do the tasting?
1 June 2016|
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Response from simmondsi | Reviewed this property |
There are daily tours in German or English that do not need to be booked in advance. The German tour we did was at 1.30pm and we simply showed up 10 mins before and easily got tickets even though the place was very busy. The... More