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Monastery Weltenburg, Kelheim

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The oldest monastery brewery in the world, Monastery Weltenburg 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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kelheim fast, fun, and easy.
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  • We stopped at the monastery for lunch on the way from Nuremberg to Munich. It was very crowded at the outdoor restaurant. It was a long wait because the waiters were overwhelmed. The food was... 
    We stopped at the monastery for lunch on the way from Nuremberg to Munich. It was very crowded at the outdoor restaurant. It was a long wait because the waiters were overwhelmed. The food was...  more »
  • A great old monastery to have a look at. The inside is well kept, but a little dark. Take the time to go to the river and even better on a boat tour. 
    A great old monastery to have a look at. The inside is well kept, but a little dark. Take the time to go to the river and even better on a boat tour.  more »
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  • The boat trip to Weltenburg was fun. 40 min to get there and 20 min to return to Kelheim. Around 13 euros 2 way trip per person. Boats available every 1 hour. We went on Monday (May 23, 2022). I wish they accept credit cards in the boat. Only cash :(. Beer was delicious. The tour was fun šŸ¤©
  • Last time I was here was 20years ago definitely alot more people come here now then back then. I don't recommend the big boat it's crowded and not nearly as nice as hiking through the forest trails you encounter very few ppl and the hike is beautiful as the forest is old and has little bits of history within to discover. There is a small boat called Zille that will take us across the river for alot less $$ this same boat will also take you half way down the river on the way back to access a different trail. Weltenburg itself is a beautiful monastery beer is great food is good to but it's def become a tourist place it's not as good as it used to be. Church is still very beautiful.

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