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Address: 93309 Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 9441 5858
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Fabulous fall scenery!

I had last seen the Danube Gorge (Donaudurchbruch) about 40 years ago and it was as beautiful as ever. We took the boat from Kelheim through the gorge to Kloster Weltenburg, spent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
BarBu49
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Newport, Tennessee
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Newport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I had last seen the Danube Gorge (Donaudurchbruch) about 40 years ago and it was as beautiful as ever. We took the boat from Kelheim through the gorge to Kloster Weltenburg, spent some time in the monastery and took another boat back a few hours later. The boats leave every 45 minutes. They are very clean and you can have... More 

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Orange County CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We took a small excursion boat through the Danube Gorge while drinking beer and munching on pretzels. The waters are very shallow and iron rings still remain on the high cliffs of the gorge when boatmen used to pull boats through the gorge. The gorge was populated centuries ago by cavemen and is now a wildlife protected area for game... More 

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is a narrow cliff-rimmed stretch of the Danube breakthrough. Ferry/excursion boats ply these waters, carefully (and slowly) going one at a time through patches water only 5 to 6 feet deep. In times past, iron rings had been mounted into the rock wall and these were used to pull the boats upstream. It is slow-going and that makes it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We took the boat from Kelheim thru the gorge to the Weltenburg monastery. Nice towering rock walls and beautiful scenery.

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Thank Hans V
Crystal River, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We celebrated my Mom's 80th birthday on a Sunday and one of my brothers organized a brunch boat trip. You need to make reservations to book a table. The trip started at 10 AM and lasted until 5 PM. The trip took us upriver to the Donaudurchbruch then turned around and went back south to Kelheim and then up the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful place to enjoy with the family, alone, by walking, by bike or by ship :) the "kloster" is just at 1/2 h by walk and you can eat typical Bavarian food and drink the oldest beer in the world

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I suspect that if you cruise the entire length of the Danube, this might be one of the ten most memorable stretches, but certainly not among the top five. It was a nice way to spend an hour on a Sunday.

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Thank DonPaulo
Belleville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The cruise from Kelheim to Weltenburg is 40 minutes upstream to explore the 400-foot chalk cliffs and dramatic scenery of the Danube Narrows. The river cuts a pass through the mountains, which is one of the most beautiful section of Danube River. The cruise ends at Weltenburg Abbey, founded at the beginning of the 7th century, one of Germany’s oldest... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

took the ferry cruise from Weltenberg to Kelheim to meet up with our coach. Magnificent scenery, great commentary, nice drinks etc. Scenery is Spectacular

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Thank Chris C
Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Absolutely amazing construction, beautiful art work. I got there via one of the boats. A great way to spend a 3-4 hours one afternoon.

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