Hostel Passau-Das Lila Haus
Parkstrasse 12, Passau, Bavaria, 94034, Germany
More about Passau
looking up the Danube River
The Befreiungs Halle as seen from Donaudurchbruch
Where the three rivers meet.
Travel Tips for Passau
June to August, Passau sees lots of musical events like concerts and dance. Participating performers are well known international orchestras and there is so much going on then that there is a special Europäische Wochen office in the Old Town.
Braunau - 25km south of Passau
Braunau am Inn is a small town of 8000 inhabitants on the German/Austrian border. ( about 25 Km south of Passau).
Braunau is well known for lots of lovely houses on the mainsquare, and a great townhall (on the left, below on my pic ), 2 old towngates and a really interesting church with plenty of great works of art.
Braunau is also known as A.Hitler's birthplace but almost nobody there will ever tell you, where the building is. It is a home for mentally disabled persons today and not open to the public.
When driving on the highway Passau-Linz, you will pass by Braunau .
High up on the Danube side of town is the Veste Oberhaus, where the prince-bishops resided. You can walk the steep way up, or take a bus from the City Hall until October. Once up, you are rewarded with a great view of the city and rivers. Today, the castle houses the Oberhausmuseum which has exhibitions on local life, which interestingly includes life in border country, since Passau has always been in the middle of Germany and Austria, and with the Czech Republic very close by. It also includes info on the salt trade which made Passau rich and gave many of the fine town houses you see today.
The Trennbach - Kapelle
The Trennbach - Kapelle is a seperate chapel inside the court next to the cathedral. It dates back to the year 1561 and is the tomb of the prince-bishop Urban von Trennbach in the centre and most members of his clan around him.
You may see the family-tree of the Trennbach-clan and some great frescos.
You may just walk inside the chapel !
Passau - a town with 3 rivers
"town of students"
I spent 2 terms at the University of Passau and I must say that was one of the best experiece I had.
During school season Passau is a very lively town. Lot of oubs and cafes are offering opportunity to go out and young people are everywhere.
The rivers Inn and Ilz empty into the Danube here in the middle of the city which causes sometimes floods and chilly nights at the riverside.
But you can have a decent view of the Dreiflusseck from the Veste Oberhaus.