This morning we reached Regensburg, almost the end of our voyage on the Danube. From there, we went by bus to Kelheim, then by boat through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey.
Here’s a sample of what we saw …
They actually do dress like this in Germany! A couple and their young child strolling along the riverside path in Regensberg.
Looking downstream in the Danube Gorge, as we travel by smaller boat to Weltenburg Abbey, from the river port of Kelheim, where our ship left the Danube for the canal to take us to the Main River.
Weltenburg Abbey, on the Danube River at the Danube Gorge. Larger than it looks, and prone to flooding, this Benedictine monastery – the first monastery here dates from about 620, but this one was re-established in 1842, and was recently restored – includes a guest house and brewery.
Our guide Jan points out the flood level marks on a building in Weltenburg. The site has now been flood-proofed with barriers that can be quickly installed to protect the monastery area.
The main altarpiece, a statue of Saint George, in the church at Weltenburg Abbey. George does seem to have been a widely-travelled chap.