Kelheim, Germany

Kelheim is a municipality in Bavaria, capital of the district Kelheim. It is situated at the confluence of Altmühl and Danube. It is the site of a large Iron Age oppidum from the La Tène period, which has been tentatively identified as the Celtic city of Alcimoennis. The ramparts of the fort cross the promontory between the rivers Altmühl and Danube.

Kelheim has a beautifully preserved old quarter with towers and gates dating from the Middle Ages. High above the town is the Hall of Liberation, an enormous rotunda. Weltenburg Abbey sits beneath the cliffs of the Danube Gorge. It is regarded as the oldest abbey in Bavaria and has its own brewery.

Things to See & Do

* Weltenburg Abbey
* Danube Gorge
* Hall of Liberation
* Franciscan Church

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 76.79 km²
Population – 15,490 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The port at Kelheim is located on the Danube river.

Travel Links – Kelheim is accessible from Nuremberg airport (100km) and by rail.

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