Deggendorf is an enchanting town set on the Danube River and framed by the Bavarian Forest. Walk around the historic centre, sip coffee in the square and visit family-friendly attractions like an animal sanctuary and wetland nature reserve.
Things to do in Deggendorf
Pastel-coloured townhouses line the picturesque main square. The Old Town Hall soars over the northern end and features a unique stepped gable roof and soaring clock tower. Cafes spill onto the square and serve coffee accompanied by bite-sized Deggendorf sponge cakes. Colourful umbrellas and potted flowers add a splash of colour to the scene.
Meet ponies, cows, cats, donkeys and more at Gut Aiderbichl Deggendorf. The sanctuary is set in the Bavarian Forest and home to hundreds of rescued animals. Cuddle fluffy rabbits, feed friendly goats and don’t miss the enormous cat villa home to dozens of purring felines. Follow the walking trail to visit the outer pastures and enjoy lunch in the sunny picnic meadow.
Discover a lush wetland landscape in the Isarmündung nature reserve. The park is set at the mouth of the Isar River and protects a wildlife-rich floodplain ecosystem. Bring your binoculars and spot bluethroat flycatchers perched in the reeds and moor frogs sunbathing in the shallows. Join a guided tour or explore the park at your own pace.
Cross the border into the Czech Republic and visit Český Krumlov Castle. Built by a wealthy, powerful Bohemian family, the castle dates back to the 13th century and is one of the largest in Central Europe. Wander around the sprawling UNESCO World Heritage Site, tour the magnificent portrait galleries and admire the beautifully restored Baroque theatre.
Getting around Deggendorf
Deggendorf is compact and easy to get around on foot. The town is in Bavaria, a 1.5-hour drive from Munich and 2.5 hours from Nuremberg. Trains run between Deggendorf and Nuremberg in two hours. Munich International Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.