Passau - Classic Guided tour

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Established more than 2000 years ago, this unique place was a safe haven chosen by Traders, Craftsmen, Clergy and prince bishops who shaped and influenced the daily life of this fascinating city. Discover the splendid past and multi faceted present of this city also known as the “Bavarian Venice”. A Journey throughout centuries, where you would pass through the St Stephan’s cathedral with the worlds largest organ & the episcopal palaces. View the flood marks at the City hall along with its lavish paintings on the interior walls, listen to intriguing facts and anecdotes while strolling along the narrow lanes and hidden courtyards. Enjoy magnificent views of the pilgrimage church Mariahilf, the upper castle, the Veste Oberhaus and let the baroque joy of living enchant you!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: BlackBuck Travels

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dom St. Stephan

Start the tour at the St. Stephen's Cathedral - A baroque church from 1688 dedicated to Saint Stephen is the seat of the Catholic Bishop of Passau and the main church of his diocese. There have been many churches on the site of the current cathedral since 730. The cathedral possesses the largest cathedral organ in the world which can be played with the five-manual general console in the gallery and there are a total of six consoles.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Neue Bischofliche Residenz (New Episcopal Residence)

Head towards the episcopal palaces Located in the old town of Pasau on today’s Residenzplatz, the Neue Bischöfliche Residenz, of the prince bishops of Passau was built from 1712 to 1730 in the Viennese late Baroque style.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)

Moving on, we shall go to the City Hall that dates back to the 14th Century, the Altes Rathaus is a very historic sight built in Neo-Gothic architectural style. The lavish paintings on the interior walls speak a lot about the local legends. While you walk through, keep an eye out to observe the water marks on the side of the building depicting the heights and dates of various floods that occured during its history. You may also find numerous places to eat or to enjoy a beverage. From here, we shall head towards Narrow passageways and into unknown corners to discover where some of the city’s most remarkable life unfolds and will explore the hidden courtyards.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pilgrimage Church and Pauline Fathers' Monastery

Further, we shall visit the pilgrimage church that was founded in 1622 by Domdekan Marquard von Schwendi, the church “pilgrimage church Mariahilf” literally translates to “Mary help us”. The church has 321 pilgrimage steps and offers magnificent views.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Veste Oberhaus

We shall hike up on the Oberhaus fortress, that also has its Museum. It is Passaus’ bastion offering amazing view all over passau and its Austrian neighbours. As you climb, you will gain a wider view of passau, its green hills, buildings with red roofs, its colorful houses and churches as well as the merging point of the three rivers.

Duration: 45 minutes
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