Baugasse 23-29, Passau, Bavaria, 94032, Germany
More about Passau
interior of Passau Dom
The new residence of the bishop
Travel Tips for Passau
Cycling from Passau to Vienna
Cycling along the Danube between Passau and Vienna or even Budapest became quite popular within the last 15 years.
On both shores of the Danube and also of the river Inn you will mostly find seperate small streets ONLY for Bikers, without any car-trafic.
Only the first part of the Danube cyclers have to go on ordinary streets, all the rest they go on the ancient so-called "Treppelweg", where in medieval times horses were tearing the rafts upstream. In Passau you will find plenty of places, where you may rent a bike or biking-equipment.
One of them is the one with the funny name "Bike-clinic" - see my link below !
Various links to companies, where you may rent bikes in Passau
Stopping place for cruise ships.
The cruise ships are generally headed for Linz, Vienna, Budapest and points east towards the Black Sea.
The photo shows a ship heading further west, maybe to turn around, as well as the tall cliff on the north of the Danube showing the commanding position that the heights allow.
I know it's common sense, but....
Go to the tourist board! They have a good map of the town and some great brochures as well.
The brochures have some good walks outlined so you can find your way around the old town - until you figure out what is where.
The other thing we found helpful was to pick up a copy of The Passau City Guide. Tho' maybe a bit pricey at 5 Euro - it does have some great walks, good history and pictures of some building interiors where you can't use your camera.
The Jesuit church of St.Michael
The Jesuit church / Jesuitenkirche of St.Michael dates back to the year 1677 and shows today mainly the style of the early 18th century with great paintings and impressive stucco-works.
Just click on my picture and see the great altar and the famous pulpit !
Phil's Passau page
Passau, a small town in Bavaria near the Austrian border, is famous for being on the confluence of 3 rivers - the Donau (Danube), Inn and the Ilz.
It is also home to St Stephans Cathedral which houses the largest church organ in the world. The local population is quite small (around 50,000) but there is a large student community and lots of tourists. The tourists, from abroad and other parts of Germany, tend to be quite old. Water dominates. Several cruises of varying durations are available and flooding is an annual event. The flood in August 2002 was the worst since 1954.