A floating Christmas market in Vilshofen

On three of the weekends in Advent the river Danube and the Danube promenade in Vilshofen are transformed into a Christmas market with a very special flair. A Wurm & Köck river cruiser and the Danube promenade are transformed by numerous stands selling hand-crafted items from Bavaria, Austria, Slovenia and Hungary for visitors to browse and purchase. The air is filled with the aromas of toasted almonds and mulled wine tempting visitors into cosy, heated tents for a bite to eat.

A wide and varied programme of events includes concerts of classical music, folk, jazz and even Christmas rock, Christmas readings and a nativity play. One of the highlights of the Christmas season in Vilshofen is the wooden crib scene that is the largest of its kind in the world.

Top tip: Squeeze in a trip to the Africa museum in Kloster Schweiklberg – you will be amazed at all there is to see there. Don’t miss trying a drop of the famous Schweiklberger Klostergeist.

Opening times (01. - 15.12.2017)

  • 1st Advent: 01. bis 03.12.
  • 2nd Advent: 08.12. - 10.12.
  • 3rd Advent: 15.12. - 17.12.
  • Friday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Further Information:

Tourist-Information Vilshofen an der Donau
Stadtplatz 27
94474 Vilshofen an der Donau
Telephone: +49 (0)8541 208-112
Fax: +49 (0)8541 208-190
Email: tourismus@vilshofen.de
Homepage: http://www.vilshofen.de

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Christmas market in Vilshofen - wooden crib scene © Tourist-Information Passauer Land