If Passau is the “City of Three Rivers”, then Vilshofen an der Donau is most certainly the “Little Town of Three Rivers”. As the name implies, this small town is located at the confluence of three rivers: the Vils, the Wolfach and the Danube.
Despite its size the town of Vilshofen has a very rich history which spans over 1200 years. Vilshofen an der Donau’s landmarks, such as the Stadtplatz or the Church of St. John, proudly display the town’s history and its Baroque splendor.
Since its located at the confluence of three rivers and in the Bavarian Forest, Vilshofen an der Donau is great for those who enjoy the outdoors and outdoor-related activities. There are several tours in Vilshofen that will take visitors to the Vils Valley and along the Vills river itself.
Vilshofen also has other nature-related activities to offer, such as foot and bike tours through the Danube Valley and Klosterwinkel. For those who enjoy parks and wildlife there is also a wild park in the Ortenburg Palace and a park dedicated entirely to birds, the Irgenöd Bird Park.
Walking tours in Vilshofen will take visitors through its historical landmarks while explaining the history of the town. Visitors will learn more about Vilshofen’s emblematic monuments, such as the Baroque pilgrimage church or the Knight Tuschl Fountain.
The town offers plenty of cafes and restaurants with great food. Most restaurants do not cater especially to tourists, so visitors know that they will get the real Bavarian experience in Vilshofen.
Vilshofen is a quiet little town without much to offer other than its surrounding countryside, its beauty and its history. Still it is a town that should not be missed — especially by those on river cruises along the Danube. It is not recommended to stay in Vilshofen for an extended period of time, unless the peace and quiet of this small town in the Bavarian region is exactly what you are looking for.
For those who are planning on staying in Vilshofen an der Donau for an extended period of time, there are plenty of tours that will take them to other nearby towns, such as Passau or Regensburg.
Vilshofen is one of the most important destinations for 24/7/365 European transfers. Our drivers are familiar with the docking locations. Vilshofen ports are mostly used by the AmaWaterways and MS River cruises.
What to visit in Vilshofen
he narrow street of the Stadtplatz is filled with small shops and cafés where visitors can grab something to eat. The Stadtplatz itself is familiar to other town halls in other Bavarian towns, right up to the tower that overlooks most buildings in the area.