In the third millennium, Passau was considerably enlarged by the prince bishops of Passau, who made it their royal residence and capital of the largest Danube diocese. The wonderful Baroque buildings dominating the city today were built after a fire of 1662. One of the most striking is cathedral of St. Stephan, with the world’s biggest church organ. One of the best ways to enjoy the magic of Passau is with a sightseeing tour. Other sights to see include: Neue Residenz – an Episcopal palace; Veste Oberhaus – Citadel of the prince bishops with the best view of the Old Town and confluence of the three rivers; Town Hall, which is lavishly decorated halls with monumental paintings; Niedernburg Abbey – tomb of Gisela, first queen of Hungary; Maria Hilf – an abbey and place of pilgrimage overlooking the town center; Dreiflusse-Eck – the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz; and St. Nikolai – a University church with Romanesque crypt.

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Group Vacations in Passau

Blue Danube Discovery River Cruise

Enjoy the best of the Danube! Before your cruise through Austria and Germany, explore the “Pearl of the Danube”—Budapest. Enjoy beautiful hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.Beautiful views, marvelous food, and the...

Enchanting Danube River Cruise

The shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flow for thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historical events. This perfectly composed journey provides an immersive cultural tasting menu of four equally beguiling countries—ideal for first-time river cruisers as well as seasoned travelers seeking to experience ...

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