Panoramaaufnahme © Stadt Passau



Passau is located at the confluence of three rivers, the Danube, Inn and Ilz, and borders directly on Upper Austria. The ‘City_on_Three_Rivers’ was an episcopal principality for 600 years. Following a city fire, master Italian builders created the Baroque Old Town in the 17th century, and high towers and picturesque squares continue to shape the cityscape to this day. Winding alleyways and romantic riverside promenades invite guests to take a walk back in time. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home of the world’s largest cathedral organ, dominates the centre of the Old Town. Numerous sites of interest can be found right next door, including the New Bishop’s Residence, the historic Town Hall, countless churches and museums as well as a former abbey. The Fürstbischöfliches Opernhaus, or city theatre, is a unique building in the early Classicist style which graces the city near the bridge over the River Inn. Veste Oberhaus, one of the largest remaining fortress complexes in Europe, and the Pilgrimage Church of Mariahilf are perched high above the rivers. Various walking tours of the city and the boat trip on the three rivers let visitors experience this city’s special charm. Not only do national and international long-distance cycle routes and hiking paths intersect in Passau; the city is also a point of arrival and departure for cruises on the Danube Thanks to its charm and flair, Passau is one of the most beautiful and impressive Bavarian cities on the Danube.

Passau Dreiflüsseeck ©Hajo Dietz
Passau Dreiflüsseeck ©Hajo Dietz

Stadt Passau
Passau Tourismus und Stadtmarketing
Bahnhofstraße 28, 94032 Passau
Phone: +49 851-396-610


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