Weltenburg Monastery in Bavaria, Germany | WAVEJourney Travel Tips

Viv Drinking Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel Beer

Viv Drinking Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel Beer

Weltenburg Monastery in Bavaria, Germany | WAVEJourney Travel Tips

We would rather be downing the famous Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel beer whilst taking in the splendid sights of the baroque Weltenburg monastery!

Boarding a small river boat in the Bavarian city of Kelheim (situated at the confluence of the rivers Altmuhl and Danube), WAVEJourney cruised along the stunning Danube Gorge to reach the Benedictine monastery at Weltenburg. This is an area where the river Danube has carved through the hard limestone rock of the Swabian Alb to form the gorge.

Ferry to Weltenburg Abbey in Bavaria, Germany

Ferry to Weltenburg Abbey in Bavaria, Germany

Arriving at Weltenburg, Bavaria’s oldest monastery, we enjoyed a tour and history lecture of the beautiful baroque abbey (the world’s oldest monastery brewery – since 1050) from a very knowledgable local guide.

Soon it was time to taste the famous Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel, which received the 2004 World Beer Award for best Dunkel beer (dark ale) in the world. To our surprise and delight, this beer does not taste as dark or bitter as it appears. Instead, it is smooth, nutty and goes down very easily – aaaaah. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

In nice weather the beer garden is open and provides a lovely spot to relax and enjoy your drink. And if you arrive on a day when the kitchen is open, make sure to indulge in the local specialties they prepare – such as: Weltenburg beef; roasted suckling pig; sour lung with bread dumpling.

Weltenburg Monastery in Bavaria, Germany

Weltenburg Monastery in Bavaria, Germany

IF YOU GO:

Tour boat fee: Euro 7.80/adult (starting fee – various options available)

Note: Weltenberg Abbey is closed from approximately November 15 to March 15

 

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