Passau Off The Beaten Path

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    Schärding - 10km south of Passau

    by globetrott Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sch��rding - 10km south of Passau

    The small Austrian town of Schärding is another interesting place closeby Passau.Schärding is mainly famous for its lovely baroque townsquare and beautiful church.
    Schärding is directely at the border between Austria and Germany, where the river Inn makes the borderline south of Passau.
    Cick on my picture and see the row of clorful baroque buildings on the main square of Schärding / Schaerding !

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    From the Danube to the river Main

    by bianchis Written Sep 26, 2007
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    Cruising at a leisurely pace 450 kilometers from Passau to Würzburg with the Swiss Crystal.
    Rising in the mountains of Germany's Black Forest, the Danube winds its way through romantic gorges and vineyard-clad valleys, flowing by castles, monasteries and picturesque, medieval towns and villages.

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  • Walk don't bus!

    by solituda Updated May 15, 2005
    The Veste Oberhaus path

    Although there is a bus that goes from Rathausplatz up to the Veste Oberhaus - walk the path up if you can.
    The path is well kept and although the stairs could be a bit much for either the very young or very elderly - if you can manage it go this way.

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  • You have to go here...

    by solituda Written May 9, 2005

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    Schlogen

    About an hour's drive east of Passau is Schlogen where the Danube makes its unbelievable turn. Although the boat trips down the Danube pass by here - if at all possible come here by car, bike, bus - whatever!
    There is nothing really here except a lovely Wellness Hotel and a Marina but you can park your car and take a half an hour walk up the mountain for this view.
    It is one of those sites that takes your breath away and really makes you sit back and just admire.

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    Veste Oberhaus - the best view-point

    by globetrott Updated Mar 13, 2005

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    the viewpoint of Veste Oberhaus

    Inside the castle Oberhaus you may walk around on your own to many places without paying anything. Only for the exhibitions and museums you have to pay a seperate fee.
    On the very top of this tower you may find the best view-point for a picture of the castle .
    You may walk up there against a seperate entrance-fee of 1 Euro.
    The next 2 pictures were taken from that viewpoint on top of the small tower !

    The platform on the tower is open daily:
    Monday till Friday : 09.00a.m. - 05.00p.m.
    Saturday, Sunday and Holidays : 09.00a.m. till 06.00p.m.

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    The place where 3 rivers meet

    by globetrott Written Mar 13, 2005

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    The Danube in Passau

    When you walk along the Danube downstream from the citycentre you will easily get to the small peninsula, where the river Inn flows into the Danube - shown on my picture. This peninsula is used for several open-air-festivities during the summer and it is also an interesting place, as you may walk down the Danube and walk back to the city along the river Inn.
    This place is also a perfect point to take pics of the cruiseships sailing down the river Danube and maybe to wave goodbye for your friends taking a cruise.

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    Veste Oberhaus - the old fortifications

    by globetrott Updated Mar 13, 2005

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    Veste Oberhaus - the old fortifications

    At many places you may still see parts of the medieval fortifications of Veste Oberhaus, from where all invaders approaching from the city-side could be easily pushed back by stones and rocks thrown from above.
    Click on my picture and see the great landscape below the castle - in the back of my picture the river Inn. You may as well see the cathedral of St.Stephen in the centre and the old townhall and Rathausplatz on the left of my picture. On the left below you may also see the old corridor, where gunmen could watch out for enemies approaching and kill them right away.

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    The castle and the innercourt of Oberhaus

    by globetrott Written Mar 13, 2005

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    The castle and the innercourt of Oberhaus

    On my picture you may see the castle of Oberhaus, as it looks from the view-tower. This part of the castle was the living-quater of the prince-bishop in the old times, and it is an interesting museum today.
    In the innercourt you will find a lovely garden-cafe today as well.
    On the left of my picture the draw-bridge that could be removed in times of danger, so the inhabitants of the castle were safe against invaders who might have come through other gates already, but could not get into the real castle.

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    Schlögen - a 270 degree bend of the Danube

    by globetrott Written Mar 13, 2005

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    Schl��gen - 35km downstream from Passau

    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 !

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    Tittling - Museumsdorf Bayerischer Wald

    by globetrott Updated Mar 13, 2005

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    %S4Tittling - Museumsdorf Bayerischer Wald

    The Museumsdorf Bayerischer Wald in Tittling is a small village of 150 old farmhouses from all parts of Bavaria that were reconstructed into a museum-village in the north of Passau. The oldest buildings date back to the year 1580, the "newest" to 1850 and you may see farmhouses, mills, blacksmiths, the oldest schoolhouse in germany and more than 60.000 exhibits such as old furniture, clothings, china and cutlery, farming-machineries etc.

    The Museumsdorf Bayerischer Wald is open daily:
    09.00a.m. - 05.00 p.m.
    The entrance-fee is just 1 Euro !

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    F*cking/Austria - 35km south of Passau

    by globetrott Written Mar 13, 2005

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    F*cking - 35km south of Passau

    F*cking is a lovely place & NO bad word in Austria, and it is really not in a big distance from Passau ! Get to Braunau am Inn first, and then it is just a few more km.

    To be honest, there is NOTHING else to see than the signposts, that also make no sense at all in Austria. This place is pronounced FOOKING, and only a few people live there at all.

    In case that you belong to the tiny bunch of people searching for places with strange and funny names - click on my link below and see my page about F*cking.

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    Braunau - 25km south of Passau

    by globetrott Written Mar 13, 2005

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    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 .

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    Ried im Innkreis - 30km south-east of Passau

    by globetrott Written Mar 13, 2005

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    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)

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    Wallfahrtskirche Kloster Mariahilf

    by Roeffie Updated Oct 6, 2004

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    Wallfahrtskirche Kloster Mariahilf

    Pilgrims come here to pray. In fact there is roofed over stairway, where pilgrims go up to the church while praying.

    Just an interesting church with nice view on surroundings.

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    Mariahilfberg 3, 94032 Passau

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