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Fotoeins Friday: Passau, the Bavarian Venice

Here at the Dreiflüsseck (Three-River-Corner) in Passau, the three rivers Danube, Inn, and Ilz converge. As the Dreiflüssstadt (Three Rivers City), Passau is known also as the “Bavarian Venice” for the low-lying peninsula where the city’s Altstadt (Old Town) resides. It also stands to reason the city has seen its fair share of flooding over the centuries. Under a light blanket of snow, the late-afternoon light and calm conditions combine to provide this beautiful winter scene where the Ilz river at centre-left converges with the larger Danube. The Veste Oberhaus is perched on the hill to the upper-left.

As part of my RTW journey, I made the photo above on 13 December 2012 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera, EF-S 18-55 IS II lens, and the following settings: 1/500s, f/8, ISO200, 18mm (29mm). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

7 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Passau, the Bavarian Venice”

    • fotoeins

      Thanks, Sarah-Jane! Funny enough, I wasn’t really thinking about reflections from the water’s surface in this particular shot. 🙂 Thanks again for your comment and for stopping by!


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Adelina. It’s a little out of the way, even with the short train ride from Munich. But Passau is worth the day-trip from Munich, and I’d like to go back and stay a full day or two. In my view, there’s a lot to consider at the very eastern edges of Bavaria. Thanks again for your comment!


  1. rosettastonejapanese1

    Beautiful photo. We are in Germany later in the year. I’ll definitely considering adding Passau to my itinerary 🙂



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