Bavarian-Swabian pearl of the river Danube on the ‘Romantic Street’. The former free imperial town Donauwörth (18,000 inhabitants approx.) – situated on the confluence of Danube and Wörnitz and on the foothills of the Swabian and Franconian Jura – offers many leisure and recreation possibilities. Due to its favorable central position, the Bavarian-Swabian town on the Danube is a favorite residence as well as starting point for bikers, hikers and tourists. Five different characteristic landscapes are to be found around Donauwörth. – Whether you travel to the family-friendly valley of the river Altmühl with its well-known fossil stone pits, into the geo-park Ries, the largest meteor crater of Europe, or into the dreamily valley of the Kessel: there is a bit of everything … not to mention the floodplains of the rivers Danube and Wörnitz.
Sights and museums
Reichsstraße – one of the most beautiful streets in Southern Germany – with
town hall, gothic church Liebfrauenmünster, Tanzhaus, Fuggerhaus and Reichsstadtbrunnen (a fountain); baroque monastery church Heilig Kreuz with famous cross particle;
Deutschordenshaus; confluence of Danube and (Donauspitz);
Mangoldfelsen and Zaubergeigenbrunnen in the promenade; Ried island.
Haus der Stadtgeschichte (house of the town history); Werner-Egk-Begegnungsstätte (meeting place); museum of local history; Käthe-Kruse-Puppet-Museum, communal art gallery.
Sports and leisure activities
Biking and hiking area; 18-hole golf park; fishing – largest body of flowing water in Southern Germany; local recreation area with lakes for bathing, barbecue places and beach volleyball facility; solar heated outdoor pool with 90-meter slide; leisure time center with skateboard facility; table tennis, chess and Kneipp facilities; movies, mini golf, boat and bike renting; 5 museums; all kinds of sports and much more.
May-Sept: Mon.-Fri. 18.00 o’clock – Guided town visit;
Sat., Sun., BH. 13.30 o’clock – Guided tower visit;
Sun. 15.00 o’clock – guided visit of the Käthe-Kruse-Puppet-Museum.
Groups and school classes any time after appointment.
Guided hiking and biking tours and museum visits are organized any time after appointment with the local tourist information.
How to get there
by train: railway junction with direct connection to Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Ulm, Regensburg.
by car:B 16; B 2; B 25 (Romantic Route); A 8 (Augsburg); A 7 (Günzburg)
Veranstaltungen in Donauwörth
- 06.10.- 28.10.
45. Donauwörther Kulturtage
- 13.12.- 16.12.
Romantischer Weihnachtsmarkt auf der Altstadtinsel Ried
- 06.10.- 28.10.