Pension Garni Vicus
Johann-Bergler-Str. 2, Passau, Bavaria, 94032, Germany
More about Passau
Where to wander.
Travel Tips for Passau
The chimes of the old townhall
On top of the tower of the old townhall 23 bells make a perfect chime with a total repertoire of 88 melodies, and the melodies are changing according to the times of the year or special festivities.
You may hear the melody made by the chimes daily at fixed times :
10.30 a.m. + 02.00 p.m. + 07.25 p.m. + 09.00 p.m.
and in addition each saturday at 03.30p.m. !
Ried im Innkreis - 30km south-east of Passau
Ried im Innkreis is a small town in Austria, maybe 30 km south-east of Passau.
Most tourists will pass by it without stopping, as they mostly do not know , why to go there.
If you love baroque churches - THIS is THE place to go !!!
This church looks rather simple from outside, but it is absolutely great from inside !
All walls and the ceiling are covered with paintings and ornaments on a special pastell-toned ground.
Everything fits and matches to a perfect work of art !Go there during the day, the church is open for visitors without entrance-fee.
Also the town-square looks interesting with lots of colorful baroque houses.
Ried im Innkreis has it's own train-station (www.oebb.at) and is situated 8 Km off the highway A1 Passau-Linz (40 Km west of Linz)
The golden pulpit of St.Stephen cathedral
The golden pulpit is another highlight of the cathedral of St.Stephen in Passau and dates back to 1726. It as built by an unknown artist in Vienna.
Take your time, when visiting the cathedral, as here are also plenty of great side-altars with excellent paintings.
Churchservice in St.Stephan is
every sunday and holidays:
07.00 + 08.00 + 09.30 + 11.00a.m.
The "Domschatz- und Diözesanmuseum" (treasury)
of the cathedral is open Mon-Sat:
10.00 a.m. - 04.00 p.m.(april-October)
Tel.: 0851 - 393374
Take a boattour on the Danube River!
Staying in Obernzell you got various options to take a boattour on the Danube.
First possibility is boating to Linz in Austria or one of the stops along the way to Linz. Even all the way to Vienna is possible, but be aware of the costs and the distance.
We took the local bus to Passau, visited Passau for more than half a day and then went back to Obernzell by Boat, which is about one hour and being with small kids that is enough. This part of the river is very beautiful to boat on.
Some specs. of the ship:
MS "Regina Danubia"
Bauwerft Lux, Mondorf
Length 70,00 m
Width 11,24 m
Depth max. 1,38 m
Persons max. 400 persons
An Blauer Donau,grünem Inn und schwarzer Ilz!
Translated the title means On the blue Danube, Green Inn and Black Ilz.
Danube, Inn and Ilz are the three rivers coming together at Passau. Together they go to the Black Sea.
Passau was a independent state for a long time. As many Bishop's influenced the town and it's surroundings.
The Bishop lived in the palace Veste Oberhaus, where he looked down upon the city and it's rivers.
It is a lively old town, with lots of nice sights to see and shops to shop, restaurants to eat and cafés to drink at.
Photo: Bucari Verlag Passau
"A bit of History!"
The first artifacts found of human inhabitance were from 100 B.C. and are remains from the Celts.
Until 400 Passau was a little roman Provinztown.
From 739 Passau started to become a city. Thanks to the Bishop who built his home here other people came and settled here.
From about 1200 Passau became a "Fürstentum". It was an independent state for more than 600 years until about 1800.
From 1803, when Passau lost it's Austrian area, it belongs to Bavaria
Interesting website:Passau Tourism