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*Sit in the monastery pub and have a dunkel beer or two.
*Cruise through the beautiful '''Danube Gorge''' on the way to or from  [[Kelheim]].

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Kloster Weltenburg (Weltenburg Abbey) is a Benedictine monastery on the river Danube near the city of Kelheim in Bavaria. The monastery, founded by Irish or Scottish monks in about 620, is considered to be the oldest monastery in Bavaria. It is also famous for its brewery (Weltenburger Klosterbrauerei). The brewery, in operation since 1050 and famous for its dark beer, is the oldest monastery brewery in the world.

Get in

  • Cruise from Kelheim through the scenic part of Danube called "Weltenburg Narrows" or "Danube Gorge".

Get around

Just walk aroud on foot.


  • Baroque St. George Church


  • Sit in the monastery pub and have a dunkel beer or two.
  • Cruise through the beautiful Danube Gorge on the way to or from Kelheim.



The pub in the abbey serves not only beer, but also Bavarian cuisine.


The monastery has a brewery (oldest monastery brewery in the world) and a pub. Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel, the local dark beer, was given the World Beer Award in 2004 as the best Dunkel beer in the world.



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