The original landscape of the Bavarian Forest enchants not only active holidaymakers and hiking enthusiasts. Culture enthusiasts and lovers of tradition also value the cultural diversity of the region.
Historical sights, traditional festivals and events invite visitors to take a journey into the history of the Bavarian Forest. The neighbouring Bohemian Forest with its wildly romantic landscape also makes the hearts of all culture lovers beat faster.
DeggendorfA town with many faces
Experience borderless culture and nature between the Danube, the Bavarian Forest and Bohemia. Deggendorf is a great place to live and impresses its visitors with a multifaceted offering in terms of art, culture and sights
The Mediterranean-style town square with pedestrian zone invites you to take a gentle stroll and relax in one of the cafes, bars and restaurants. Pleasure is very important here as Deggendorf was listed as one of the “100 places of pleasure” to visit in Bavaria! The town centre and old town area with their many small, traditional shops but also modern department stores transform your stroll into a genuine experience. Further towards the Danube, you can spend time relaxing with the whole family at the modern playgrounds in the former horticultural show venue. The Danube beach with views of wonderful sunsets invites you to dream during the evening hours
The Deggendorf culture district with the town and crafts museum, Kapuzinerstadl and town library is a meeting point for anyone with an interest in culture and tradition in the town and district. Take a stroll through the history of the region and visit the original Biedermeier pharmacy.
A visit to the Kapuzinerstadl is also recommended – the church of a former capuchin monastery is a cabaret venue and concert hall for international artists. The Kapuzinerstadl is also used for exhibitions. The library is a showpiece of modern architecture and one of the best in the free state.
PassauThe romantic three-river city
Passau’s mediaeval charm can be best appreciated on a gentle stroll through the picturesque old town. Small boutiques, restaurants, cafés and shops hidden behind winding alleyways give the city its particularly individual nature. St Stephen’s Cathedral, the symbol of the three-river city, rises up in an imposing and impressive manner.
The sounds of the world's largest cathedral organ can be heard from far away.
Discover the sights in Passau: whether it’s impressive churches, remarkable buildings, interesting museums or picturesque squares – the city with three rivers creates a great impression. A walk to the “Dreiflüsse-Eck” is particularly worthwhile – observe the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz from a ship – a great experience!
Things to see in Passau:
Veste Oberhaus, Oberhausmuseum Passau, Passau Cathedral Treasures and Diocese Museum, Prince-Bishop’s Opera House, Passau Glass Museum, Jesuit Church of St. Michael, Niedernburg Convent with the grave of the Holy Gisela, Mariahilf Pilgrimage Church, Roman Museum Kastell Boiotro and much more!!
RegensburgUNESCO World Heritage Site on the Danube
Mrs Koller’s personal day in Regensburg put together just for you:
You’ll find a free place to park at the Unteren Wöhrd. From here you can set off directly along the Danube towards historical Regensburg. You can already see the magnificent Regensburg Cathedral along the way. The Stone Bridge takes you directly to the historical centre of Regensburg. On the left you’ll see the historical Sausage Kitchen where you can enjoy grilled sausage with sauerkraut and sweet mustard. You must also try a “Schwarzer Kipferl” – a treat! The Sausage Kitchen is located directly on the Danube, which makes it the perfect starting point for a boat trip. You can either travel by boat from Regensburg to the Walhalla, where you’ll already see the impressive building designed by King Ludwig I. on the way. It takes approximately 45 minutes to get there from Regensburg along the Danube. Or you can take the legendary “Strudel” round trip, which has been offered for more than 44 years. The boat trip lasts approximately 50 minutes and takes you along the Donaustrudel, under the Stone Bridge and past the postcard silhouette of Regensburg.
Once you’re back on solid ground, you can take a bus trip around the city (single ticket in the city centre €1.10 per person). On the way, you can look out for suitable places to go shopping afterwards. If you don’t want to discover the city on your own, you can go on a Stadtmaus city tour. Café Rinaldi right behind the cathedral is the perfect place to enjoy some refreshments after visiting the beautiful building. And don’t forget to take a tour of the town hall! Round off your culinary and cultural day in Regensburg with a stroll through the lovely shops.
Things to see in Regensburg:
Stone Bridge, Porta Praetoria, former town hall, Schloss Thurn und Taxis, historical Sausage Kitchen, Jakobstor, Golden Tower, Neue Waag, Salzstadel, Goliath House and much much more ...
Český KrumlovThe "pearl of South Bohemia"
Located in the valley of the River Vltava, Český Krumlov is one of the most well-known UNESCO world heritage sites. The cityscape is characterised by incredible monuments, museums worth visiting and impressive buildings. Picturesque alleys with street cafés, small galleries and rustic restaurants exude a sense of mediaeval charm
Český Krumlov also offers a range of music styles, characterised by classic and modern. Listen to the sounds of bygone centuries in the baroque castle garden with the unique rotating grandstand or enjoy music performances in the castle’s Hall of Masks and church buildings.
Visitors to the "Festival of the Five-Petalled Rose", a fascinating open-air festival, can expect a wide mix from cabaret through to large concerts. Jazz bars, discos, dance clubs, and, and, and ...
Always worth a visit:
Český Krumlov Castle. This is the second biggest historical building in the Czech Republic after Prague Castle. More than 40 buildings are worth seeing, including the tower from 1257 and the baroque castle garden with its cascade fountain, the Cloak Bridge from 1767, St. Veit Church from 1309, Corpus Christi church and Mariä Schmerzen church from the 14th century, the town hall from 1580, the Marian Column from 1715, wax figure museum, torture museum and many more ...