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    Dreiflusseck

    by Sjalen Updated Nov 13, 2004

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    Let's face it, the "Three River Corner" is one of the highlights about coming to Passau - it is fascinating to see three rivers merge into one, forming Europe's most fascinating big river, the Danube. There are many ways to see the rivers meet, one is to take the boat trip I recommended under "General tips" and another is to get up one of the hills for a birdseye view. Finally, one is to go and stand at the Dreiflusseck itself, the tip of the Old Town, and see the Danube and the Inn flow past you. The latter option is particularly good if you travel with children as there is a good playground there. :) You can see more of the corner from the river in my travelogue.

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    The Dom and the Diocese Museum

    by Sjalen Written Nov 13, 2004

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    Passau has an incredible Dom, which was at one time so important it was the mother church in the region, ruling over such important churches as the Stephan's Dom in Vienna! My northern husband thought it far too over decorated, but even though I too can like plain churches, this one was sheer beauty. Especially the ceiling impressed me. Here you also find the world's biggest church organ, which means there are plenty of organ concerts held here. If you want to experience one, you have to pay a small fee.

    In the small square next to the church is the building housing the Dom Treasury and Diocese Museum (closed winter) full of treasures from the church.

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    Take a boattour on the Danube River!

    by Roeffie Updated Oct 7, 2004

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    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"

    Built 1992
    Bauwerft Lux, Mondorf
    Length 70,00 m
    Width 11,24 m
    Depth max. 1,38 m
    Persons max. 400 persons

    MS Regina Danubia

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    The church, an institution of soberness??

    by Roeffie Updated Oct 6, 2004

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    Domschatz- und Diözesanmuseum

    From the cathedral you can enter the museum and library of the Dom. To enter here you need to pay an admittance fee of € 1,50.

    The wall paintings in the library are simply a must see. Further you'll find here different artifacts of religious art and clothings etc.

    Domschatz- und Di��zesanmuseum

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    The wolrd's biggest Church Organ!

    by Roeffie Updated Oct 6, 2004

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    The Organ at Dom St. Stephan

    What a mighty sound! Normally I don't like listening to church or classic music, but coming out of this organ with it's 17774 Pipes and 233 Registers it's marvelous to hear.

    The wolrd's biggest Church Organ!

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    Beautiful Cathedral!

    by Roeffie Updated Oct 6, 2004

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    Dom St. Stephan

    This is the most known and most beautiful church of Passau, with it's beautiful wall paintings and all the religious art.

    But the biggest event is the world's biggest pipe organ with 17774 Pipes and 233 Registers.

    On several occasions the organ is played normally every working day at 12.00- 12.30 hrs.

    The entrance fee is then € 3,00 for Adults. On other hours you can enter the cathedral for free.

    Dom St. Stephan

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    Mighty castle looking out over Passau!

    by Roeffie Updated Oct 6, 2004

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    Veste Oberhaus

    In 1219 they started building this castle. In the years 1250, 1298, 1367 and 1482 the castle was under Siege, but they managed to defend it well and every single time victory was theirs.

    Take a look at the spectacular building, view etc. and the ever changing expositions.

    Opening Hours
    4. April - 2. November 2004
    Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 hrs.
    Sat-Sun 9.00-18.00 hrs.

    Entrance fee
    Adults € 4,00
    Children under 6 yrs. F.o.C.
    Familycard € 9,50

    Veste Oberhaus

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    Be aware of the fragility!

    by Roeffie Written Oct 4, 2004

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    Passauer Glasmuseum

    This area is wellkown for it's glassworks. Many different forms of glass art can be seen in this are and especially in this museum.

    A Life saving tip: Watch the Kids!

    Opening Hours
    Daily 13.00 - 17.00 hrs.

    Entrance fee
    Adults € 5,00
    Children under 12 Yrs. F.o.C

    Passauer Glasmuseum

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    If you like Modern Art, a must see!

    by Roeffie Written Oct 4, 2004

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    Museum Moderner Kunst

    An ever changing collection of Modern Art. Names like Klimt, Schiele, Wörlen show their pieces of work here. Interesting if you lover Modern Art.

    Entrance fee
    Adults € 5,00
    Children under 6 yrs. F.o.C.
    Family Card € 10,00

    Opening Hours
    October - Juni
    Tue - Sun 10.00 - 18.00 hrs.

    Juli - September
    Tue - Sun 10.00 - 19.00 hrs.

    Museum Moderner Kunst

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    Cathedral of St. Stephan

    by Leipzig Updated Nov 16, 2002

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    There was mention of a church around 450 AD which was located at the position today’s Cathedral is. The first documentation of an existence of a Cathedral dates back to the year 730 AD. The city fire of 1662 destroyed all evidence of former Cathedrals. Today’s façade is built mainly in Baroque style, built between 1668 and 1693. Only a few parts dates back to the year 1325, the Gothic period.

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    Listen to the largest church organ in the world!

    by phil_uk_net Written Sep 24, 2002

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    St Stephans Cathedral houses the worlds largest church organ which should be heard as well as seen! Recitals are given at lunchtime on weekdays and evenings. I went to a lunchtime concert which is given between 12 and 12:30 Monday to Friday. Doors open at around 11:20. The recitals are popular with tourists and fill up quickly. The entrance fee is 3 Euros.

    Worlds largest organ

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    Explore town

    by bonio Written Aug 28, 2009

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    We spent an afternoon just wandering around town, an enjoyable thing to do on a warm afternoon, just a few photos we took.

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    Rathaus & Tourist Info

    by bonio Written Aug 27, 2009

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    The town hall not only looks good it is the home of the Tourist Information office. Helpful and friendly, with lots of information on offer. Visit online also.

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    Town Hall

    by Sjalen Written Nov 13, 2004

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    The town hall by the Danube is pretty with its Gothic style and its hall which you can visit during the summer half of the year. It is also here that you find the flood marks (see Warnings).

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    Wallfahrtskirche Mariahilf

    by Sjalen Written Nov 13, 2004

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    High up on the Inn side of town lies this pretty Baroque church. The amazing thing about it is its long, covered staircase which you can see in the picture. There are great town views from here.

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