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Passau: The city of the 3 rivers

Picturesque, historical, and with an amazing location, this city is a must-visit.

Passau: The city of the 3 rivers by LuceBuona

Quick facts

The closest major city with an airport: Munich is 192 Kilometers.

How to get there: By car via A92 highway from Múnich to Passau it takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes.

It is also possible to take a train from Múnich Main Train Station, using the regional train, which costs around 26 euros.

Historical facts from Passau

Passau is a city in Lower Bavaria, Germany. It is also known as the "City of Three Rivers" (in German: Dreiflüssestadt) as the river Danube is joined by the Inn from the south and the Ilz from the north.

A Germanic tribe often mentioned by classical authors, the Batavi were located in the ancient Roman colony, that today constitutes the city of Passau.

Passau was one of Germany's most prolific sword and bladed weapon manufacturing centers during the Renaissance and early modern periods.

In 1662, a devastating fire consumed most of the city. Passau was subsequently rebuilt in the Baroque style.

Passau was secularised and divided between the Electorate of Bavaria and the Electorate of Salzburg in 1803. The portion belonging to Salzburg became part of Bavaria in 1805.

What to see?

  • Boat tours. Experience Passau from the water on a river cruise along the Danube, Inn, and Ilz. Admire the city's architecture, including the Veste Oberhaus castle and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Cost: From 14 to 19.50 euros.

  • Oberhaus Tourist Viewpoint. The best place to enjoy the view of the city, a must-watch definitely! Also, it is one of Europe's largest surviving castle complexes and the former residence of the prince-bishops of Passau. The Oberhausmuseum opens a window into life in a medieval castle and sheds light on Passau's colorful history as a center of trade over the centuries within the historic walls of the fortification.

Still yet to visit...

  • Museum am Dom. It displays historic artworks, and contemporary artistic works simultaneously on display. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. (The museum is closed on Mondays.) Entry cost: 5 euros.

  • Modern Art Museum. Located at Bräugasse # 17, it is believed that the building used to be a priest's house of the former Benedictine convent of Niedernburg, which was built around 740. Opening times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Cost of entry: 10 euros.

  • Museum of Glass. More than 30,000 glasses - over 15,000 of which are on display - give an impression of the incredible variety of glass production in Bavaria, Bohemia, Austria, and Silesia in the period from 1650 to 1950. Opening times: 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Cost of entry: 8 euros.

  • Boiotro Roman Castle. The Roman Museum Kastell Boiotro is located in the Innstadt district of Passau, and it opened in 1982. The museum stands on the foundations of the late Roman fort Boiotro; remains of the military fortification can be viewed in the museum's open-air area. It is believed that Saint Severin, a missionary of Noricum, had a monastery built in the ruins of the Roman fort at the end of the 5th century. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of entry: 4 euros

  • Medieval Torture Museum. A unique collection and exhibition about the time of the Inquisition and the persecution of witches in the Middle Ages is on display in historic vaulted rooms. The ecclesiastical courts mercilessly persecuted dissidents at this time. The exhibition traces this period and shows numerous original exhibits. Opening times: Thursday to Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Cost of entry: 6 euros.

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May 15

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