Kelheim Travel Guide

  • Oldest Wheat Beer Brewery in the World.
    Oldest Wheat Beer Brewery in the World.
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  • Neat building
    Neat building
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  • Relaxing in the Beer Garden
    Relaxing in the Beer Garden
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Kelheim Things to Do

  • Town Square

    The square is active with many sites, eating places and some churches. The aqure is dignified with the architectural style of the times.

  • Boat Excursions

    They have boat rides going in many different directions and for different times and fares. They range from 10-16 Euro and most rides are 1 hour to two hours long. Crowds form early on weekends by the locals, so que up quick for a ticket

  • Town GAtes

    Donautor is the main gate from the Donau river side. It was built in 13th century and has coat of arms of Kelheim. Almuhltor is the gate leading to Atmuhl river, and it come from 1410 construction. Mittertor is from the 13th century and was used as a Customs House to collect taxes. All were renovated in 1809 to upgrade and make all look similar.

  • Town Churches

    There are four main churches in the town center are. The biggest and most used today is Church of the Assumption and it was having services while we were there on Sunday. The Franciscan church and organ museum featured in brochures is NO longer. It is fenced up and apparently said to be private ownership now. It was built in 1461 and finished in...

  • Befreiungshalle Interior

    This monument was intended to replicate some of the style of Italian/Roman monuments of the MIddle Ages. It was to look somewhat like the Pantheon, but also have inside symbols like the Parthenon. Well, this monument surpasses both in some regards. It has a large dome that is detail sectioned of stucco and designs. The10 feet tall angels that...

  • Befreiungshalle Monument

    King Ludwig I of BAvaria ordered this monument be erected to remember the victory over Napoleon in the War for Liberation in 1813-13. It started construction in 1842, and got completed in 1863. There are many sayings imbedded in the stone walls and the marble floors to remind GErmans not to forgot the struggle for freedom and sacrifices made. The...

  • climb the befreiungshalle

    during the walking we constantly saw this building, so we had to go to it to see what it was: the befreiungshalle. Very impressive, the big sculptures on and in this monument

  • Kloster Weltenburg

    You really have to visit Kloster Weltenburg.From Kelheim you can go there by Ship or if you like to walk there are some nice paths through the forests of the Donau Durchbruch. Walking takes about 1 1/2 hours if you are really slow...Then you have to get over the Danube with a Fähre which is really nice.If you are inside the Kloser take a look at...

  • The view from the monument

    Kelheim looks to be a lovely little town hugging the banks of the Danube. Especially pretty in the fall as shown here with the leaves changing. This was one of the few days that we saw any sun in Germany.


Kelheim Hotels

  • Brauereigasthof Schneider

    Altmühlgasse 10, Essing, Kelheim, Bavaria, 93343, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Kelheim Restaurants

  • Lunch at the Oldest Wheat Beer Brewery

    Weisses Brauhaus is the oldest Weissbier (wheat beer) brewery in the world. According the ADAC Germany City Guide book, at the beginning of the 17th century it was one of the few breweries allowed to produce this type of beer, which is native to Bavaria. As a result, Kelheim became known well beyond the borders of Baveria. Since it was so famous we...

  • Big Mac and Coke even in Bavaria

    Ok now you see. Kelheim has made good progress, since 2002 we have a Mc Donalds here. Yeeeh so if you come from America like most of tourists here go there, it's good. ;)

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Kelheim Local Customs

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    Drinking Beer for Breakfast

    by TomInGermany Written Aug 3, 2013

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    As a person who likes his beer, I quickly noticed that a lot of folks were drinking beer rather early in the day - it was around 1000 in the morning. After asking around I found out that a common breakfast in the area is white sausages (weisswurst), wheat beer (weissbier) and pretzels (bretzel). The next time I'm done that way I plan on having beer with my breakfast.

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Kelheim Warnings and Dangers

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    Beware of the water

    by Patricia_KEH Written Mar 18, 2004

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    In spring the Danube often has too much water which means that some roads and the nice trekking paths beside the Danube through the Donaudurchbruch are under water

    Kelheim under water

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Kelheim Off The Beaten Path

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    walking back from Weltenburg to Kelheim

    by ardnas67 Updated Nov 5, 2006

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    We went with the sightseeing boat over the Donau, from Kelheim to the abbey of Weltenburg, the oldest abbey of Beieren. The way back we were walking. A smaller boat helped us to get to the other side of the river the Donau, and from there we folled the walking route back to Kelheim. Through the woods and along the river. It was a very hot day in July, and the kids saw many people bathing and floating in the water. In their underwear they went swimming in the Donau. It was very nice!!

    swimming in the Donau on the boat, on the background the Befreiungshalle along mass of rocks abbey Weltenburg take a rest
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    Dec 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Don't forget to mention "Valentino's Pizza Grill" in the Restaurants tab :)

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