Next to the Austrian border in the southeastern corner of Germany lies the Bavarian town of Passau. At the city’s so-called ‘Ortspitze’, three rivers converge: the black Ilz from the north, the green Inn from the south, and the blue Danube from the west. The unique setting provides the city with the nickname or moniker “Bavarian Venice.” Facing east and up and over the hills in the distance is Austria.
With a few short hours of late-autumn and winter daylight, I chase the remaining light on foot through a bitter windchill. The following pictures show it’s worth the effort and the sacrifice of comfort: “always for the shot(s).”
Bayerisches Venedig (Bavarian Venice)
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Passau is an easy daytrip from Munich with a 2 hour and 15 minute train journey (no change of train required) on Deutsche Bahn with regional express service running every hour. Schedule changes subject to track work; check with Deutsche Bahn.
Across the street from Passau’s Hauptbahnhof (central train station) is an “i” information office where I pick up a map of the city. Local and regional buses stop here at the train station, including the City-Bus whose route runs Monday to Saturday between the train station and Röerplatz in Old Town.
I made the photos above on 13 December 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-2Mm.