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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

Passau

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2023
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Bratislava

Christmas Market on the Danu Budapest to Vilshofen

6 sailing dates December 2022 to December 2023
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen

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Budapest

Christmas Market on the Danu Vilshofen to Budapest

6 sailing dates November 2022 to December 2023
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest

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Vienna

Rhine, Main & Danube Discovery - Vienna to Ams

2 sailing dates August 2022 to October 2022
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
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Passau

Authentic Danube & Prague - Prague to Vienna

15 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Prague, to Austria , Vienna
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Passau

Romantic Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

80 sailing dates July 2022 to November 2023
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest

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Bratislava

Melodies of the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

97 sailing dates July 2022 to December 2023
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen

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Nuremberg

Amsterdam to Vienna

2 sailing dates July 2022 to September 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Austria , Vienna
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Bratislava

Magna On The Danube from Budapest

26 sailing dates July 2022 to December 2023
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen

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Bratislava

Magna On The Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

26 sailing dates July 2022 to December 2023
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Belgrade

Vilshofen to Giurgiu

24 sailing dates August 2022 to December 2023
14 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to , Giurgiu

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Belgrade

Giurgiu to Vilshofen

29 sailing dates July 2022 to November 2023
14 Nights From Giurgiu, to Germany , Vilshofen
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Vilshofen

Authentic Danube - Vienna to Prague

15 sailing dates August 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Prague
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Passau

Nuremberg to Vienna

15 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Austria , Vienna
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Vienna

Authentic Danube - Vienna to Nuremberg

15 sailing dates August 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Germany , Nuremberg
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Vilshofen

Vilshofen to Giurgia

1 sailing date September 2023
15 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to , Giurgiu
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Vienna

Vilshofen to Giurgiu

1 sailing date May 2023
14 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to , Giurgiu
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Linz

Vilshofen to Giurgia

1 sailing date July 2023
13 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to , Giurgiu
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