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Weltenburg Abbey, Kelheim

(4.2/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
The oldest monastery brewery in the world, Weltenburg Abbey rests in the beautiful Danube gorge, right on the river. Take a tour of the monastery from one of the monks, and end your day with a sampling of beer, along with many local gastronomical specialties. You can arrive by boat, bike, foot, or car. Choose one of several paths for hiking in the vicinity, or take a steamboat from the nearby city of Kelheim. In the summer, you can even rent a canoe to paddle your way here. Put Weltenburg Abbey and other Kelheim attractions into our Kelheim trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We've been to this monastery plenty of times over the years.We usually park in the monastery car park in Weltenburg which is a lovely 10 minute walk along a flat, tarred road by the river to the monas...  more »
  • Loved the cruise from Kelheim and back through the Danube gorge, the walk up to the monastery and enjoyable monastery courtyard biergargten. The food was good--I ordered the day's special after wander...  more »
  • First, there is the approach: a cruise through the dramatic gorges of the Danube. Next there's the situation: a large complex of buildings almost at river level (with an inevitable history of floods)....  more »
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  • Definitely worth seeing. Very nice area. The beer is great and the food as well. Locations is crowded with tourists of course.
  • A great mid-morning to afternoon day trip. The riverboat ride offers very nice scenery and the Abbey itself is very charming. The in house restaurant offered some of the best Bavarian dishes I had while in Germany. Not to mention the beer, I guess when you've been doing something since the year 1050 you've probably ironed out the kinks, and let me say that they certainly know how to produce a good brew.
  • Beer was well good Food was average Cool place
  • good place to see
  • interesting place to visit. very good beer