Vilshofen an der Donau – also named the "Little Town of Three Rivers" after Passau – is located at the edge of the southern Bavarian Forest at the place where the Vils and Wolfach join the Danube. Vilshofen can look back on a history of more than 1200 years, which is evident in various places in the town in Eastern Bavaria. This include the historic Stadtplatz with the Baroque town tower, the symbol of Vilshofen, and the town's parish church, the Church of St. John.
Feel and experience Vilshofen's eventful history in a walking tour through the lovingly restored alleys of the old town, past numerous monuments, such as the late Baroque pilgrimage church, the Mary Help of Christians Churchor the Knight Tuschl Fountain. You can experience a fascinating symbiosis of tradition and modernity during a sculpture tour through the old town.
The imposing abbey building of Schweiklberg Benedictine Abbey with its two Art Nouveau towers, which also houses the Africa Museum, towers above the old town.
Opportunities for sport and excursions:
- On foot or by bike through the "Bavarian Danube Valley & Klosterwinkel"
- Walking tour through the romantic historical hold town
- Trips into nature, into the nature conservation area of the narrow Vils Valley and along the lively Vils
- Asam Church to Aldersbach
- Winzer and Hilgartsberg castle ruins
- Ortenburg Palace and Wildlife Park and to Irgenöd Bird Park
- City tours to Passau or Regensburg