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Passau

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  • Day16

    Passau - The 3 River City

    June 25, 2016 in Germany

    Passau in the southeast of Germany is located at the Austrian border. Situated the where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet. Passau is worldwide known as The Three Rivers City.

    The earliest evidence of human settlement dates back to the Neolithic time. Passau was part of the Roman Empire for more than 400 years. The setting of the Old Town, created by Italian baroque masters in the 17th century, shows soaring towers, picturesque places, enchanting promenades and romantic lanes.Read more

  • Day16

    St Stephan's Cathedral

    June 25, 2016 in Germany

    In the heart of Passau on the Old Town’s highest point rises St. Stephen’s Cathedral, in which the world’s largest cathedral organ sounds. Sitting high above the rivers, the majestic fortress Veste Oberhaus on the Danube’s side and the Pilgrimage Church Mariahilf on the Inn’s side frame the city outstanding beauty.

  • Day16

    Passau

    June 25, 2016 in Germany

    In Passau many of the Medevial building's were burnt down in the 17th century so the bishops brought Italian artists to build new buildings which is why the buildings have Italian baroque style, ornamentation and frescoes.

  • Day85

    Passau

    August 29, 2017 in Germany

    Today we did a drive from Osterhofen to Passau (its known as the "three rivers town" because its historical centre sits at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz). George attempted to drive to Veste Oberhaus, a 13th-century hilltop fortress housing a city museum and observation tower but we were forced to park before our destination because recent heavy rains had damaged the road and it had been closed (although we later realised that there was an alternative intact route - Oh well, the hill climb was not overly strenuous!). We had good views over the rivers, then went into town for lunch and a walk around, before returning to Osterhofen and having dinner in the beer garden of our hotel.Read more

  • Day8

    Passau Day 5

    October 24, 2015 in Germany

    Known as the Venice of Bavaria because it is situated at the juncture of The Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers, Passau has survived endless floods, most recently in 2013.

    Because it rained so much during the last couple of weeks, we could dock directly in town. ..unlike earlier tours which used buses more often because water levels were very low, after a dry, hot summer. I'm glad we didn't come earlier in the season!

    After breakfast we took a 90 minute walking tour, including the breathless Cathedral of St Stephen. Which is built in the Baroque style and has an exquisite interior of white ornamentation and Italian frescoes. The windows are of clear glass because they are smaller than large stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals and must let in the light.

    The 17,388 pipe organ, the largest in a European Catholic cathedral, is necessary because the heavily ornamented interior absorbs much if the sound. We were surrounded by music during a 30 minute concert at the end of our morning because the organ has five sections: three along the rear wall, one near the altar and the fifth in the ceiling. This was quite a surprise treat from Tauck!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Passau, Båssa, Горад Пасау, Пасау, Pasov, Πάσσαου, پاساو, ZPF, Passavia, パッサウ, Пассау, 파사우, Batavia Bavariae, Pasau, Pasawa, پساؤ, พาสเซา, Pasavia, 帕绍

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