Passau - Bavaria


Passau in Bavaria


Passau is a Bavarian town on the border to Austria and lies were the three rivers Danube, Inn and Ilnitz meet. Because of this circumstance, Passau is also called city of the three rivers.

Passau is a tranquil town that invites the visitor to stay longer and enjoy the picturesque place. 


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Passauer Dom

On my way to Budapest we stopped at Passau for a night. As it happens the this place has more to offer than one would think. The good Motivs only came to light when we left Passau this morning (23 Oct 2018). Budapest was calling and we had make a move. 

When we were looking for a garage to fill up on petrol we saw the city from the banks of the river Danube and, despite the rain, this place is simply wonderful, for the tourist as well as for the photographer. 

The night before we only went out for a meal and for some pics of the Passau Cathedral which is quite massive. There was only time for some pics of the front and some inside. See below.

Interesting Sights in Passau


Interesting sights in Passau the traveller should have seen:


  • Cathedral Saint Stephen - Dom St. Stephan
  • Passau Old Town
  • Fortress Oberhaus - Festung Oberhaus
  • Fortress Niederhaus - Festung Niederhaus
  • St. Paul Church
  • Old Town Hall
  • Corner of the three rivers
  • Pilgrimage Church "Mariahilf"
  • Hell Lane - Hoellgasse
  • Schaiblings Tower - Schaiblingsturm
  • Church Saint Michael
  • Bishop's Residence
  • Abbey Niedernburg
  • City Gallery
  • New Bishop's Residence
  • Emerenz Meier Statue
  • St. Gertraud Church
  • Statue of King Maximilian I of Bavaria
  • Mary Fountain - Marienbrunnen
  • Ignaz von Rudhart Monument 

Passau offers more than the above list. For the photographer it will take more than a full day in case you want to tick off the complete list. Weather permitting you should come home with plenty of images.


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Inside Passau Cathedral
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Ceiling of Passau Cathedral

When we entered the Cathedral there was only 5 minutes left until closing and I managed to take some good shots of the interior, although with a tripod. Usually they don't like that. And I was right an official made me stop shooting because of the tripod. 

Still the results are alright, considering the circumstances.

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Inside Passau Cathedral view of the organ

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view across the centre aisle of Passau Cathedral
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Passau Cathedral illuminated at night

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