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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

Dürnstein

Vilshofen To Budapest

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

Romantic Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

104 sailing dates August 2020 to December 2021
7 Nights From Vilshofen, to Hungary , Budapest

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

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Passau

Budapest To Vilshofen

2 sailing dates April 2022 to May 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £10299pp
Budapest

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £11069pp
Linz

Budapest To Vilshofen

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £11839pp
Vienna

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Vienna

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date July 2020
10 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Melk

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date September 2020
10 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Linz

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date September 2020
10 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Budapest

Budapest To Vilshofen

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
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Vienna

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date August 2020
10 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Linz

Budapest To Vilshofen

14 sailing dates June 2022 to December 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4969pp
Vienna

Vilshofen To Budapest

14 sailing dates June 2022 to December 2022
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
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Regensburg

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

10 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2020
11 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Dürnstein

The Blue Danube - Eastbound

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

Melodies of the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

114 sailing dates August 2020 to December 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Vilshofen

FREE flights and overseas transfers on selected sailings plus HUGE savings of up to £1,400!

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Miltenberg

Amsterdam to Vienna

5 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Austria , Vienna
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Passau

Magna On The Danube from Budapest

13 sailing dates March 2021 to December 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Vilshofen
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2259pp
Passau

Magna On The Danube from Vilshofen

13 sailing dates March 2021 to November 2021
7 Nights From Vilshofen, to Hungary , Budapest

FREE flights and overseas transfers on selected sailings plus HUGE savings of up to £1,400!

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Salzburg

The Blue Danube - Westbound

25 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2021
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Prague
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