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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

Melk

Delightful Danube - Budapest To Vilshofen

1 sailing date June 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4099pp
Vienna

Delightful Danube (Westbound)

9 sailing dates August 2022 to December 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2969pp
Passau

Delightful Danube (Westbound)

2 sailing dates July 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3989pp
Passau

Pearls of The Danube (Southbound)

1 sailing date May 2022
14 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to , Giurgiu, Romania
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Budapest

Vilshofen to Budapest

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

Pearls Of The Danube (Northebound)

1 sailing date May 2022
14 Nights From Giurgiu, Romania, to Germany , Vilshofen
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Bratislava

Spectacular Danube Holiday - Vilshofen To Vienna

1 sailing date December 2023
10 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Austria , Vienna
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £16769pp
Melk

Delightful Danube -Vilshofen To Budapest

17 sailing dates March 2023 to December 2023
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £3949pp
Vilshofen

Danube Christmas Markets - Vienna Roundtrip

2 sailing dates December 2023
10 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Vienna
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4019pp
Passau

Danube Discovery (Southbound) -Vilshofen To Vienna

2 sailing dates April 2023 to May 2023
5 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Austria , Vienna
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £8179pp
Linz

Danube Discovery (Northbound) -Vienna To Vilshofen

2 sailing dates April 2023 to May 2023
5 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £8179pp
Belgrade

Pearls of The Danube - Vilshofen To Giurgiu

1 sailing date May 2023
14 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to , Giurgiu, Romania
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £18749pp
Bratislava

Pearls of The Danube - Giurgiu To Vilshofen

1 sailing date May 2023
14 Nights From Giurgiu, Romania, to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £18749pp
Dürnstein

Delightful Danube (Northbound)

17 sailing dates April 2023 to December 2023
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £6699pp
Lyon

Seven River Journeys

1 sailing date April 2023
60 Nights From Avignon, France to , Giurgiu
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Linz

Christmas Market on the Danu Budapest to Vilshofen

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

Includes FREE flights and overseas transfers - must end 31st January

AmaWaterways logo FROM £2099pp
Vilshofen

Christmas Market on the Danu Vilshofen to Budapest

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

Save up to £2,100 per couple on selected 2022 cruises - call for more details!

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Passau

Rhine, Main & Danube Discovery - Vienna to Ams

4 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £5699pp
Prague

Authentic Danube & Prague - Prague to Vienna

19 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Prague, to Austria , Vienna

Includes HUGE savings of up to £1,500 per couple PLUS no single supplements available on selected sailings! Call for more details

Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3049pp
Bratislava

Romantic Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

105 sailing dates March 2022 to November 2023
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest

Includes FREE flights and overseas transfers - must end 31st January

AmaWaterways logo FROM £1979pp

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