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Altstadt, Inn river, Inn, Innstadt, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

Passau: the town of Three Rivers (Dreiflüssestadt)

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)

Rathaus, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

Clock tower, Rathaus (R)

Six months after my December 2012 visit, Passau saw the second worst flood in the city’s recorded history in June 2013 when water levels reached almost 13 metres (over 42 feet), surpassing record levels dating back five centuries.
Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

Antiques (R)

Veste Oberhaus, Donau, Danube, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

Veste Oberhaus over the Danube (D)

Altstadt, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

Europastadt Passau (D)

Dreiflüsseeck, Ortspitze, Donau, Danube, Ilz, Inn, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

Where the Ilz meets the Danube (D)

Dreiflüsseeck, Ortspitze, Donau, Danube, Ilz, Inn, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

East from Dreiflüsseeck, Three Rivers Corner (3)

Stadtmauer, Innkai, Altstadt, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

Stadtmauer, Old City Wall built in 1250 and reconstructed in 16th-century (3)

Altstadt, Inn river, Inn, Marienbrücke, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

Passau’s Old Town and the Inn river (M)

Innstadt, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

Innstadt-Brauerei, Innstadt Brewery (I)

Dom St. Stephan, Altstadt, Marienbrücke, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

Dom St. Stephan (M)

Altstadt, Inn river, Inn, Marienbrücke, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

East over the Inn, Marienbrücke (M)

Inn river, Inn, Marienbrücke, Passau, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, fotoeins.com

West over the Inn, Marienbrücke (M)


Click on the arrow-window icon in the upper-left corner of the map below for the map legend.

More information

•   Passau: auf Deutsch | in English
•   Bavaria/Bayern: auf Deutsch | in English
•   Germany Tourism, in English


Reaching Passau

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.

Deutsche Bahn, Regional Bahn, München Hbf, Passau Hbf, Munich, Passau, Germany, Instagram, fotoeins.com

Regional Bahn: top, train to Passau from München central station; bottom, train to München from Passau central station

I made the photos above on 13 December 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-2Mm.

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