After a long contemplative and lonely journey off the Danube through the hop-growing area, it suddenly becomes very lively from the village of Weltenburg. Buses bring tourists en masse to Weltenburg, who then walk the last bit to the monastery. There is no way to get through by bike.
The Benedictine Abbey Weltenburg is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. It was founded in the year 610. In the 18th century, the Asam brothers gave the building its present baroque appearance.
In the courtyard of the monastery there is a huge pub, where the Bavarians and their guests drink hundreds of beers.
The church is very impressive in its baroque splendour and the lighting.
After the monastery, one reaches the landing stage for the journey through the Danube breakthrough to Kehlheim. In the picture, one sees a little the tourist stream that marches from the monastery to the landing stage. Everyone wants to enjoy the wonderful trip through the Danube breakthrough to Kehlheim. The ships sail non-stop, one after the other.
The peculiar round building on a hill above the Danube is the Liberation Hall. King Ludwig I had it built in memory of the liberators of Germany from the Napoleonic yoke.
Kehlheim is the final stop for the ship passage. The journey continues under its own power. The picture shows the passage through the charming little town of Kehlheim
Danube cycle route