Hotel Spitzberg

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Neuburger Str. 29, Passau, 94032, de
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Italian flair on the side facing the river Inn.Italian flair on the side facing the river Inn.

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Transportation from Munich airport to Passau, Germany

by Midknighttim

My fiance and I are taking a cruise that starts from Passau, Germany and are curious to know some of the transportation alternatives to get from Munich airport to Passau, Germany. The cruise company has a pickup and return service for $180 each but we were hoping for a cheaper alternative. Any suggestions?

RE: Transportation from Munich airport to Passau, Germany

by t_maia

Utter rip-off. If you do not have too much luggage, you could do the same trip for roughly 40 USD one way with public transport and taxi.

You would have to buy a Bayern Ticket in advance for the day you want to go from Price is 25 EUR for up to five people travelling togehter. The ticket is valid from 9 am onwards to 3 am the next day and covers unlimited travel within the local trains on mvv (S-Bahn, ie S1 and S8 included) and the local trains of Deutsche Bahn (trains from main train station Munich to main train station in Passau).

From Munich airport take S1 or S8 to Muenchen Hbf (main train station) and catch a local train to Passau. will give you the schedule. They have an english language option, search for it. From the train station in Passau you can either take a short Taxi ride to the cruise or walk. Walking will be a bit cumbersome with heavy and large luggage, so you need to choose what is best for you.

Be aware that if you arrive very early in the day, you cannot use Bayern Ticket. You'll have to pay the full train fare from Passau to Munich. will tell you how much this is.

RE: RE: Transportation from Munich airport to Passau, Germany

by altamiro

Actually you would be doing a big detour if you go to Munich all the way. Freising is a station where all the trains from Munich to Passau stop, and it is within 5 km of the airport. It is a short bus or taxi ride from the airport. I don't know about the costs of a taxi, but for 26 Euro you will get the Bayern-Ticket which allows you to use all buses and local trains (RB, RE, S in the train number) in Bavaria for a whole day. On a weekday starting only from 9am though.

Have a look at
From: MUC
To: Passau

enter your arrival time and day and see what turns up. I just looked up and the buses from the airport to Freising are timed to meet the trains to Passau.

Travel Tips for Passau


by dustmon

Fanatical animal lovers, go no further!!!
This is the last, genuine merchant of horse flesh in Passau, which supposedly used to be a pretty big draw in the area. This must be some kind of a chain after seeing the website. (german only) This location since 1890.

Schlögen - a 270 degree bend of the Danube

by globetrott

Schlögen in Austria is about 35km downstream from Passau . It is a small place, consisting of a big hotel and a very few houses, and one of the most spectacular places along the Danube:
The Danube will make a big bend of about 270 degrees there.
Unfortunately all the cruiseships will pass by there only, without offering the possibility to get outside and view this great place from above, like I did . A walk of almost 1 hour will take you uphill and offer a great panorama-view on the valley of the Danube.

For more infos and pics - please click on my link below and see my page about Schlögen !

Pilgrimage Church Mariahilf

by solituda

On the Inn River side of Passau you will find the Pilgrimage Church - and to be honest - you can't miss its imposing site as it looks over the "floating area" of the town between the three rivers.
Walk up along the streets in Innstadt if you can, since there are some great view points along the way. You will also pass some wonderful old roman walls.
The covered stairway you can see leading up to the church are the Pilgrams' Stairs - all 321of them.

The old gothic gate to the cathedral

by globetrott

Between the cathedral and the old residence of the bishop you will see this lovely, old gothic gate, and you may enter it in order to get inside a big court with several small chapels with tombs.
All of the walls of that court are covered by old tomb-stones and sculptured stone slabs.
You may get inside freely and without restrictions during the day.

Three rivers junction

by Sjalen

I had wanted to return to Passau ever since I whizzed past it on a school trip to Budapest in the 80s. The opportunity finally came when holidaying in Bavaria in November, when it was too misty to visit the mountains. As two hours on a train is nothing to a Swede, we set off on a daytrip here.

Had we stayed longer, maybe I would have felt it was more interesting, but I was actually a bit disappointed. Maybe also because ot the memory from the 80s when I past it in sunshine and went on to follow the Danube into Austria. This time it was a murky November day and the photos on this page therefore don't do Passau justice at all, as it is a very pretty town. Yes, there is lots of prettiness, and my problem with it was maybe just that it felt a bit too adjusted. Things felt like they were arranged in a certain way, not by the citizens but by tourism. Even in November, the streets were full of American coach parties and I can only imagine what summer must be like. Of the many students I had heard of, I saw very little. There are also a huge amount of pretty churches to look at, but for me, one is enough, then I want to see something else and go people watching.

Having said all this, I really enjoyed my day, but should have combined it with Austria instead as the whole town has a more Austrian rural feel than the cosmopolitan Munich we had just left. The only thing I regret is that I didn't have more time to visit the museums which looked like they deserved a visit. The six-year-old wasn't into exhibitions on border relations etc...

My main reason for coming was however the setting by the water and here, I was only let down by the weather. The rivers themselves are marvellous - here you find the confluence of no less than three of them. My beloved Danube which I follow here and there, the Inn and the little Ilz (look to the right in this picture). After Passau, the now single river is of course called the Danube, although why is not clear, as the Inn brings more water to Passau and is also the longest of the two that far. In summer, you can see a very interesting difference in colour of the rivers where they meet, the Inn bringing brown mud into the Danube.

Another interesting thing which is at times also frustrating, is that Passau like many other cities suffered badly in a fire (17th century). This means that the medieval street pattern can be seen, but with later style of housing built as the town was restored. Sometimes I wished I could have seen the narrow lanes and alleys full of cosy cottages instead of all the splendour which gave the town a bit too much elegance for me. But it gives an interesting effect of new(ish) meets old.


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