Dechant, a family-owned company, was founded in 1951 as a haulage company for transporting all types of goods. The company first decided to start offering longer and short-distance transport services in 1969. The company bought its first coach in 1971. In addition to short breaks, study and culture trips and excursions to musicals, the company also offers long-distance coach tours and operates its own bus routes in and around Regensburg.
The coach operation, based in Regenstauf in Bavaria, has had a cooperation agreement with the Regensburger Domspatzen since 2006. Fritz Dechant, a devoted fan of the Domspatzen himself, ordered the luxuriously appointed Travego as a new coach for the choir on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the company. The travel company also often works for the bishopric of Regensburg. Dechant drove its biggest ever travel group in 2010: the coach operator drove some 4000 faithful on a ministrants’ pilgrimage to Rome. The travel services provided for the bishopric of Regensburg have played a special role in the history of this family-run company: the Domspatzen sang especially for the guests invited to the company’s 60-year jubilee celebrations at the company’s depot in Regenstauf.
Today the family-run company employs 20 people, amongst them 4 generations of the family. Of the 20 vehicles in the company’s fleet - of which 16 bear the three-pointed star - the Travego luxury touring coach is the flagship.