Vilshofen Cruises, Germany
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Vilshofen’s got over 1,200 years of history to its name. And today, you’ll get to see some of its standout sights up close. You’ll begin with a walk from the port to the town centre. Here, your guide will tell you about the devastating fire that destroyed most of the area in 1794. You’ll be able to see one of Vilshofen’s main attractions nearby, too – the clock tower. It dates back to 1319, but it was given a Baroque makeover in the 17th century. When you’re done taking pictures, you’ll carry on to the Church of St John. You’ll be able to wander around its chapel, and get a good look at its gold-framed artwork, altar and organ. Next, you’ll tick off another of Vilshofen’s temples – the Mary Help of Christians Church. It was built in 1691 by an Italian architect, and is styled to look like something from the Vatican. You can expect marble pillars and Renaissance-era paintings to set the scene here. Before walking back to the port, you’ll also check out the Knight Tuschl Fountain – a metal water feature that’s dedicated to a rich nobleman from the 1400s.