The boat glides slowly through the water – past mighty rocks and lush forests. The natural surroundings exude a sense of utter calm. The only sound is the soft splashing of the water. A moment of great pleasure for visitors on the boat operated by inland skipper Renate Schweiger. They are on their way through the Danube Gorge from Weltenburg to Kelheim and marvel at the impressive sight opening up in front of them. Rocky cliffs up to 100 metres high, centuries-old stone formations: The Danube Gorge in the heart of the historic cultural landscape near Weltenburg exerts a magical pull on visitors from near and far – and has done for many a long year.