Passau: Besonders imposant wirkt die Domstadt vom Schiff aus
Bavaria Listicle Passau

Passau is not only impressive because of its special location between the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Here are ten sights and experiences that you should not miss when visiting the City On Three Rivers. Whether it's the castle complex, the Dachshund Museum or the largest organ in the world...

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10 x Passau

Mittelalter und Renaissance: Die Veste Oberhaus wurde über die Jahrhunderte ständig erweitert

Veste Oberhaus

One of the largest preserved fortresses in Europe. Museums, exhibitions and St. George’s Chapel with Gothic frescoes and a youth hostel.
oberhausmuseum.de

Römermuseum in Passau

Roman Museum Kastell Boiotro

Sits on the foundations of a Late Roman castle. 600 exhibits illuminate 400 years of Roman rule in the region.
museen-in-passau.de (only in German)

Passau: Kabarett und Restaurant unter einem Dach im

Scharfrichterhaus

Cabaret, music, literature and a restaurant serving Bavarian-Austrian cuisine.
scharfrichterhaus.de (only in German)

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Museum of Modern Art Wörlen

Works by the artist Georg Philipp Wörlen (1886-1954) and the artist groups “The Rock” and “Danube Forest Group”. It also has special temporary exhibitions. Next door is the “Café Museum” jazz club.
mmk-passau.de (only in German)

Im Dom St. Stephan ist die größte Dom-Orgel mit fast 18.000 Pfeifen

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

A superlative building: the largest Baroque church interior north of the Alps, the most significant Italian-style Baroque church in Germany and the world’s biggest cathedral organ.
bistum-passau.de (only in German)

Passau: Die Innpromenade ist die beliebteste Flaniermeile der Domstadt

Innkai and the confluence

On the southern edge of Passau you can walk along the Inn River past the striking Schaiblingsturm tower and on to the confluence of three rivers on the eastern tip of the old town.

Im Dackelmuseum gibt es Wissenswertes zu Dackeltypen, seiner Kulturgeschichte und dem Dackel als Jagdhund

Dachshund Museum

Many variations on our short-legged friends. Funny and whimsical.
dackelmuseum.de

Passau: Das Deckenfresko

New Episcopal Residence

The stairwell of the New Residence is a Rococo tour de force. In the Residence, the Cathedral Museum of Sacred Art documents the history of the bishopric.
bistum-passau.de (only in German)

Passau: Blick von der

City Tours

Daily from May to October, from five people, Duration: one hour.
passau.de

Passau: Der weltweit einzige Engel mit Tirolerhut am Wittelsbacherbrunnen

Residenzplatz and Wittelsbacherbrunnen

A lovely Baroque square with magnificent façades. The Wittelsbacherbrunnen fountain was built in 1903 to commemorate the centenary of Passau becoming part of Bavaria.

Passau: Die Ausflugsschiffe starten von der Donauseite der Altstadt

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