Body, mind and soul: in Bad Abbach, all three get their money's worth. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and not far from the UNESCO city of Regensburg, the small town of Bad Abbach has for hundreds...

There is certainly evidence that the ancient Romans had it good here. But it is likely that the Celts, a few centuries earlier, also recognized the healing properties of the sulphur springs that bubbl...

Beuron may be a small village but it is home to a famous archabbey, whose origins date back to 1077. Beuron is also known for its scenic location in the glorious Danube valley, right at the heart of t...

It would be something of an exaggeration to call the river Blau, which originates in Blaubeuren, an important river. After just 15 kilometres, it flows into the Danube. What is significant, however, i...

Whether you prefer hiking, biking, culture or relaxation, here you’ll collect a lot of memories: a boat ride through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg, hikes and bicycle tours through a great landscape...

The Bavarian town of Deggendorf is laid out in the shape of a pear. It has retained this characteristic form since the Middle Ages, and it has also retained many of its architectural and historical tr...

It may come as a surprise to learn that a small town like Dillingen has a university. But Dillingen has, in fact, been a university town since 1549, which led to it becoming a centre of intellectual a...

Donaueschingen is where the river Danube begins its epic journey across ten countries, stretching almost 3,000 kilometres, all the way to the Black Sea. Another source of local pride is the Fürstenbe...

Even in the Middle Ages, Donauwörth was an unusually prosperous town, and its inhabitants were clearly not shy of demonstrating their wealth. They built splendid houses and furnished their churches w...

Idyllically situated on the Upper Swabian Baroque Route between the southern edge of the Swabian Alb and the Danube, Ehingen is an ideal base for discovery tours on foot or by bike. Ehingen's long tra...

Only recently having acquired town status, Erbach calls itself 'the young town on the Danube' – but it is also proud of its long history which, based on archaeological findings, has been traced back...

There is plenty to suggest that settlements existed long ago in Ertingen: archaeological finds from the Neolithic and Bronze Age, traces of Celtic culture, the burial sites of a pre-Roman dynasty, and...

The fact that Günzburg belonged to Austria for about 500 years is still evident today: the town has a charm of its own, casting a spell on all who visit. Idyllically situated on the Danube between Ul...

Herbertingen has become an increasingly popular holiday destination because of the winning combination it offers: the glorious and varied scenery between the Swabian Alb and Lake Constance, the sheer ...

It's hardly fair, really. Immendingen has plenty of interesting buildings (the Upper and Lower Castles for instance). It lies in the middle of a geologically significant landscape, has any number of w...

Ingolstadt – a city of many facets, steeped in history and tradition yet with a modern, urban flair, vibrant and full of life. A former seat of Bavarian dukes, this university and fortress city on t...

Kelheim is the place where the Danube reaches maturity, so to speak. Narrow up to that point, the Danube becomes a navigable river at Kelheim – and one of the most important waterways in Europe. Thi...

With so many towers from different centuries, it's obvious the town of Lauingen has a long and colourful history that belies its small size. It's a history you feel at its strongest in the town's old ...

Leibertingen may not lie directly on the Danube but it's definitely worth a detour. Situated on the Hohenzollern Route in a wooded landscape high above the Danube valley, its warm hospitality, pretty ...

Mühlheim is visible from miles around, sitting in splendour on a rocky outcrop high above the picturesque Danube valley. This small medieval town with its rambling lanes, half-timbered houses and bea...

The fact that Mengen used to be known as a 'coachman's town' suggests it was once a busy commercial centre, and the many half-timbered buildings and well-cared-for mansions in the traffic-calmed centr...

Neu-Ulm offers a complete contrast to other destinations on the Danube. While many look back on thousands of years of history, Neu-Ulm is a very new town – a mere 200 years old. But don't be deceive...

The town of Neuburg looks back on a long and colourful history. If you take a stroll through the town, you are taken back to Neuburg's Golden Age as a royal seat, and you'll discover one of the most b...

Situated where the Danube is joined by its tributaries the Inn and the Ilz, the baroque jewel of Passau is sometimes referred to as the Town of Three Rivers. With its art and architecture, food and dr...

The town of Rain has long held special status. As a north-western border town of the former Duchy of Bavaria, it played a strategic role for which it was rewarded with town privileges and the right to...

If you think a medieval town shaped by 2,000 years of history might be slightly on the quiet side you'd be greatly mistaken: Regensburg is full of life and full of surprises. The word 'magical' does n...

In many ways, Riedlingen represents the best of Upper Swabia. Located in a wide Danube valley at the southern foot of the Swabian Alb and surrounded by wooded hillsides, the town makes an excellent ho...

Scheer is a small, idyllic town with an aristocratic heritage in the beautiful Upper Danube Nature Park, where the last foothills of the Swabian Alb roll away towards Upper Swabia and the Danube wends...

It would be easy to describe Sigmaringen as a small town with a large castle. Except Sigmaringen isn't that small and its knights' castle was long ago transformed into a noble palace for the princes o...

Ever since tourism took off in the 19th century, Straubing has been renowned for its beauty. In a place once settled by Celts, Romans and ancient Bavarians, today there stands a magnificent town on th...

Tuttlingen surprises on many levels. It's a world centre of medical technology, a university town and a growing urban centre perfect for a relaxed stroll. Baden-Württemberg's oldest art nouveau churc...

Ulm

Ulm/Neu-Ulm - the twin city on the Danube. Linked and yet divided by the river Danube: the old former Free Imperial City of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg, and the new city of Neu-Ulm in Bavaria....

Vilshofen, the 'Little Three Rivers Town', is where the Vils and Wolfach rivers flow into the Danube. But its charm lies not just in its location. Its rich cultural life, beguiling old quarter on the ...

The three gates providing entry to Vohburg suggest that, back in the Middle Ages, the town was a major port of call for travellers. Whether it was to pay their respects at the castle or because of Voh...

Wörth an der Donau is an endearing small town with an imposing castle – and both have a long and fascinating history. It's a haven for nature lovers, tucked away amid the dense forests between the ...

There are two good reasons to visit Zwiefalten: its early Benedictine abbey, and its fantastic location on the Upper Swabian Baroque Route in the Swabian Alb Biosphere. The monks are long gone, but th...

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