Passau, Germany



Passau is a town in Lower Bavaria, Germany. It is also known as the Dreiflüssestadt or "City of Three Rivers," because the Danube is joined at Passau by the Inn from the south and the Ilz from the north.

Tourism in Passau focuses mainly on the three rivers, the St. Stephen's Cathedral and the "Old City". With 17,774 pipes and 233 registers, the organ is the second largest in the world. Organ concerts are held daily between May and September.

Passau is also known for its gothic and baroque architecture. The town is dominated by the Veste Oberhaus and the former fortress of the Bishop, on the mountain crest between the Danube and the Ilz rivers. Right beside the town hall is the Scharfrichterhaus, an important jazz and cabaret stage on which political cabaret is performed.

Things to See & Do

* St. Stephen's Cathedral
* Old City
* Inn Promenade
* Bishop's Palace

General Information

Cruise Season - March to Dec
Currency - Euro (€) (EUR)
Language - German
Land Area - 69.58 km2
Population - 50,600 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 49

Port Location - The river port at Passau is located on the Danube river .

Travel Links - The nearest airports are Leer-Papenburg (23km) and Bremen Airport (120 km).

Train connections are available from Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamm, Munster, Rheine, Norddeich, Leer, Hanover, Bremen, Oldenburg.