Germany
Donauworth

Step into the charming Bavarian town of Donauworth, where the Danube and Wörnitz rivers meet. With its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and architectural gems, this town serves as a captivating stop for those seeking an authentic German experience. Read more

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Located in the Swabia region of Bavaria, Donauworth is famous for its well-preserved medieval architecture and beautiful cobblestone streets. The town's focal point is the Reichstrasse, a street lined with historical buildings and shops that offer a glimpse into Donauworth's rich past. Among its numerous landmarks, the Fugger Castle stands out for its historical significance, once serving as a residence for the Fugger family, prominent German merchants and bankers.
Besides history, Donauworth offers various outdoor activities owing to its riverine location. Canoeing, kayaking, and river cruises are popular ways to explore the scenic landscapes surrounding the town. Seasonal events, including Christmas markets and the annual Fischerstechen (Fishermen’s Jousting Tournament), are a testament to the town's deeply rooted traditions. Whether it's taking a leisurely stroll along the riverbank, savoring Bavarian cuisine, or diving into local history, Donauworth has something for every traveler.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Donauworth

Reichstrasse

This historic street is a must-visit, teeming with half-timbered houses, cafes, and small shops.

Fugger Castle

A 14th-century castle turned museum, it offers an insight into the area's history and the Fugger family.

Käthe Kruse Doll Museum

This museum is dedicated to the world-renowned German dollmaker Käthe Kruse, displaying a variety of dolls and their history.

St. George's Church

A beautiful example of Gothic architecture, with an intricately carved wooden altar.

Fischerstechen (Fishermen's Jousting Tournament)

An annual event held on the Danube River that involves participants "jousting" on wooden platforms.

Donauworth Park

A large green space perfect for picnics and leisurely strolls, featuring a beautiful lake.

Danube River Cruises

Explore the scenic surroundings on a river cruise that navigates through Donauworth.

Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

A church known for its Baroque architecture and stunning frescoes.

Local Farmers' Market

Taste the freshest produce and local delicacies at the weekly farmers' market.

Capuchin Monastery

Dating back to the 17th century, this quiet retreat offers historical and spiritual insights.

What else to visit
In and around Donauworth

Harburg castle (9.75 km)

Harburg Castle, perched majestically on a hill in Bavaria, Germany, is a splendid example of medieval architecture. This well-preserved fortress offers a journey back in time, inviting visitors to explore its rich history and stunning panoramic views.

Augsburg (40.15 km)

Augsburg, standing tall since Roman times, blends a tapestry of ancient splendor with modern vitality. As Germany's third-oldest city, it offers a journey from Roman roads to Renaissance riches.

Dinkelsbuehl (50.66 km)

Wander through the cobblestone streets of Dinkelsbühl, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval towns. Located along the scenic Romantic Road, this charming Bavarian destination offers a perfect blend of history, architecture, and local culture.

Ansbach (66.07 km)

A picturesque town in Bavaria, Germany, best known for its Baroque architecture and as the birthplace of Kaspar Hauser. Its rich history, charming old town, and lush parks make it a haven for history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Dachau Memorial (71.43 km)

The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial stands as a solemn testament to the atrocities of the Nazi era. A visit here is a poignant journey into one of the darkest chapters in human history, reminding us of the importance of never forgetting.

Davos (71.43 km)

Renowned as the highest town in the Alps, Davos is a premier Swiss resort, best known for hosting the annual World Economic Forum, offering an array of winter sports, and showcasing breathtaking mountain vistas.

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