Straubing is a Danube River cruise port and city in Germany's Bavaria state (Lower Bavaria's Gauboden region, Straubing-Bogen district) with population around 50,000. The town is best-known for its annual Gaubodenvolksfest (festival held here in August), which is ranked Bavaria's second largest fair - following only Oktoberfest (world's largest folk festival held in Munich.
As an important military base, the town (named Sorviodurum) was founded during the Roman Empire (1th-century BC - 4th-century AD). In early-13th-century, was built the "new town" and later Straubing became the capital city of Bavaria-Straubing (independent duchy between 1353-1432). Straubing is one of Bavaria's 5 ducal residences (together with Landshut, Munich, Ingolstadt and Burghausen). The city suffered major devastations in 1944-1945 (at the end of WW2, from several US air bombings) and in November 2016 (a fire destroyed most of the Town Hall).
Current-day city's economy is based on high-tech industries (including biotechnology) and shipping as the riverport has access to North Sea (Baltic Sea) and Black Sea (Mediterranean) via Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. Tourist attractions and landmarks include St Peter Church (12th-century), City Tower (14th-century), Town Hall, Water Tower, Herzogsschloss Castle (14th-century), St Jacob Basilica (14th-century), St Vitus Church (confraternity), Carmelite Monastery (14th-century), Ursulinenkirche (St Ursula Church), Trinity Column (at Theresienplatz), Sossau (church), Zoo Garden. Besides Gaubodenvolksfest, other popular annual festivals held here are Fruhlingsfest, Ostbayernschau, Burgerfest, Bluetone (jazz-themed, one of Europe's most famous).
As cruise port, Straubing is often included (even as homeport/departure port) in the schedules of Europe's largest river cruise companies, including Uniworld (ship River Princess), Phoenix Reisen (ship Adora), Scylla-Tauck (ships Savor, Joy), Nicko Cruises (ship Maxima). Next table shows Maxima boat's 28-day itinerary Passau to Cologne (offered in 2019) - the longest-ever that includes Straubing as call port. Prices started from ~USD 3850 pp.
|Date / Time||Port|
|13 Sep 17:00||Departing from Passau, Germany|
|14 Sep 13:00 - 17:30||Vienna, Austria|
|15 Sep 13:00 - 13:30||Solt, Hungary|
|15 Sep 18:30 - 21:00||Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary|
|16 Sep 11:00 - 23:59||Belgrade, Serbia|
|17 Sep||Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania|
|18 Sep 11:00 - 14:00||Ruse, Bulgaria|
|19 Sep 10:00 - 14:00||Tulcea, Romania|
|20 Sep 10:00 - 11:00||Oltenita, Romania|
|20 Sep 15:30 - 17:00||Giurgiu, Romania|
|21 Sep||Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania|
|22 Sep 15:00 - 23:00||Novi Sad, Serbia|
|23 Sep 08:00 - 09:00||Aljmas, Croatia|
|23 Sep 12:00 - 14:00||Batina, Croatia|
|23 Sep 15:30 - 17:30||Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary|
|24 Sep 09:00 - 16:00||Budapest, Hungary|
|25 Sep 08:00 - 13:00||Bratislava, Slovakia|
|26 Sep 14:00 - 18:00||Linz, Austria|
|27 Sep 13:30 - 14:00||Straubing, Germany|
|27 Sep 17:30 - 18:30||Regensburg, Germany|
|28 Sep 13:00 - 18:00||Nuremberg, Germany|
|29 Sep 06:00 - 13:00||Bamberg, Germany|
|30 Sep 09:00 - 13:00||Wurzburg, Germany|
|01 Oct 18:00 / 02 Oct - 12:00 (overnight)||Frankfurt am Main, Germany|
|02 Oct 17:15 / 03 Oct - 07:00 (overnight)||Mainz, Germany|
|03 Oct 14:00 - 22:00||Mannheim, Germany|
|04 Oct 04:00 - 14:00||Rudesheim, Germany|
|04 Oct 18:00 / 05 Oct - 08:00 (overnight)||Koblenz, Germany|
|05 Oct 13:00 - 18:00||Cologne, Germany|
|06 Oct 11:30 / 07 Oct - 08:00 (overnight)||Amsterdam, Holland|
|07 Oct 13:30 / 08 Oct - 06:00 (overnight)||Enkhuizen, Holland|
|08 Oct 20:00 / 09 Oct - 13:00 (overnight)||Rotterdam, Holland|
|09 Oct 23:00 / 10 Oct - 14:00 (overnight)||Nijmegen, Holland|
|11 Oct 08:00||Arriving in Cologne, Germany|
Port Straubing cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Straubing, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.