Top things to do in Donauwörth

Bavarian in Donauwörth

Posthotel Traube

Choose from a cafe, coffeehouse, restaurant or beer garden at this friendly, multitasking hotel where Mozart stayed as a boy in 1777. The schnitzel, cordon bleu and local carp in beer sauce are where your forefinger…
Church in Donauwörth


At the western end of Reichstrasse rises this 15th-century Gothic church with original frescos and a curiously sloping floor that drops 120cm. Swabia's largest church bell (6550kg) swings in the belfry.
Italian in Donauwörth

Cafe Rafaello

On Ried Island, this Italian job specialising in seafood uses Apennines kitsch to recreate la dolce vita to southern German tastes. The endless menu has something for everyone.
Historic Building in Donauwörth


Work on Donauwörth's landmark town hall began in 1236, but it has seen many alterations and additions over the centuries. At 11am and 4pm daily, the carillon on the ornamented step gable plays a composition by loca…
Church in Donauwörth


Overlooking the grassy banks of the shallow River Wörnitz, this soaring baroque confection has for centuries lured the faithful to pray before a chip of wood, said to come from the Holy Cross, installed in the ornat…
Museum in Donauwörth


This nostalgia-inducing museum fills a former monastery with old dolls and dollhouses by world-renowned designer Käthe Kruse (1883–1968). Donauwörth is home to the Käthe Kruse doll factory, so many of the 150 exhibi…