Set at the confluence of the Ilz, the Inn and Germany's last stretch of the Danube, the town can lay claim to one of the most picturesque settings anywhere in Germany. Stroll along the banks of the rivers, or stop for a traditional coffee and cake in one of the cafes in the old town. The Veste Oberhaus, formerly the seat of the ruling bishops, combines the religious, the military and the aristocratic, and provides magnificent views; it now includes a museum, a restaurant and an open-air theatre. The splendid baroque Cathedral of St Stephen, with the region's distinctive onion domes, houses one of the largest organs in the world. Most of all, though, the town is the perfect starting point for a tour by car. Here in the foothills of the Alps, near Germany's border with Austria, you'll find some spectacularly beautiful driving country. Why not take a day trip around some pretty farmsteads, neat and tidy Bavarian villages and truly breath-taking views.