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Vilshofen River Cruises

About Vilshofen

Vilshofen is one of the larger towns in the German region of Passau and is a charming place to unwind as well as offering rail links to a number of the country’s major cities including Munich, which is reachable in a couple of hours. Indeed, a number of river cruise itineraries use the port as the final destination and sometimes embarkation port for a Danube sailing – it’s a convenient and quiet location that serves the Passau region well, and the train station acts as a simple transfer option to get to Munich for flights home. The full name of the town is Vilshofen an der Donau, which translates to Vilshofen on the Danube, named because the town was built right where the Vils, Wolfach and Pfudrach rivers meet and flow into the Danube itself.

Exploring Vilshofen

The word quaint seems made for the town of Vilshofen, with its attractive and peaceful streets made up of individual buildings of various pastel shades. Indeed, there are few individual attractions to see but there are still a number of places that visitors can enjoy when passing through or spending a little time exploring.

Most notable is the Benedictine Monastery, Schweiklberg, which dominates the skyline of the town with its impressive twin towers. The abbey itself is home to a number of African artefacts from the time when monks of the abbey went on missions to the East and South of the continent and brought items back with them. Another church, the Hausbach round church, has a design unique to the region, featuring a distinctive pyramid roof and a square tower.

A number of river cruise operators also use Vilshofen as the destination in which visitors can join in the festivities of Germany’s ever-popular Oktoberfest – a celebration of food and drink which is the country’s biggest festival, held annually in nearby Munich.

Vilshofen tips

Along the cobbled streets of Vilshofen you’ll be able to visit authentic local shops and eateries serving traditional cuisine and wonderful trinkets to purchase as souvenirs of your time in the town. The currency here is the Euro, so come prepared with plenty of cash to spend.

 

Vilshofen Itineraries

Vienna

Romantic Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

120 sailing dates June 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Vilshofen , to Hungary , Budapest

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Bratislava

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

27 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2020
11 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Bratislava

The Blue Danube

11 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
12 Nights From Munich, to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

15 Days Bucharest to Munich

1 sailing date June 2020
14 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Munich, Germany
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Passau

Vilshofen to Giurgiu

12 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Vilshofen , to Giurgiu

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Vienna

Giurgiu to Vilshofen

12 sailing dates March 2020 to November 2020
14 Nights From Giurgiu, to Vilshofen
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Bratislava

Vilshofen to Budapest

9 sailing dates November 2020 to December 2020
7 Nights From Vilshofen , to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

Authentic Danube - Vienna to Prague

8 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2020
9 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Prague
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Vienna

Nuremberg to Vienna

11 sailing dates June 2019 to November 2020
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Austria , Vienna
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Regensburg

Authentic Danube - Prague to Vienna

10 sailing dates June 2019 to August 2020
9 Nights From Prague, to Austria , Vienna
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Melk

Vienna to Budapest

1 sailing date December 2020
10 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Hungary , Budapest
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Passau

Vilshofen to Budapest

5 sailing dates July 2019 to July 2020
7 Nights From Vilshofen , to Hungary , Budapest
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Bratislava

The Blue Danube - Westbound

1 sailing date October 2019
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Bratislava

The Blue Danube - Westbound

11 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Prague

Authentic Danube & Prague

1 sailing date October 2019
9 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Prague
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Vienna

Roundtrip Vienna

1 sailing date December 2019
10 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Vienna
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Regensburg

Melodies of the Danube - Budapest to Prague

1 sailing date June 2019
10 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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Bratislava

Christmas Markets On The Danube

14 sailing dates November 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Vilshofen

Festive River Cruising | The ultimate Christmas Markets getaway

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Regensburg

Authentic Danube - Vienna to Nuremberg

12 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Germany , Nuremberg
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Bratislava

Blue Danube Celebration

1 sailing date December 2019
13 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Vienna
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