Passau - Classic Guided tour
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!
per adult from
90 to 120 minutes
What's included :
- Licensed Guide
What's excluded :
- Entry/Admission - Neue Bischofliche Residenz (New Episcopal Residence)
- Entry/Admission - Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)
- Entry/Admission - Veste Oberhaus
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Dom St. Stephan, Domplatz, 94032 Passau, Bavaria Germany
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), Residenzplatz, Residenzpl Passau, Bavaria Germany
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), Rathausplatz 2, 94032 Passau, Bavaria Germany
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, Mariahilfberg 3, 94032 Passau, Bavaria Germany
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, Oberhaus 125 Rennweg, 94034 Passau, Bavaria Germany
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
Departure Point :St. Stephan's Cathedral, Domplatz, 94032 Passau, Germany
Return Detail :Veste Oberhaus, Oberhaus 125, 94034 Passau, Germany
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.