In the third millennium, Passau was considerably enlarged by the prince bishops of Passau, who made it their royal residence and capital of the largest Danube diocese. The wonderful Baroque buildings dominating the city today were built after a fire of 1662. One of the most striking is cathedral of St. Stephan, with the world’s biggest church organ. One of the best ways to enjoy the magic of Passau is with a sightseeing tour. Other sights to see include: Neue Residenz – an Episcopal palace; Veste Oberhaus – Citadel of the prince bishops with the best view of the Old Town and confluence of the three rivers; Town Hall, which is lavishly decorated halls with monumental paintings; Niedernburg Abbey – tomb of Gisela, first queen of Hungary; Maria Hilf – an abbey and place of pilgrimage overlooking the town center; Dreiflusse-Eck – the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz; and St. Nikolai – a University church with Romanesque crypt.

Read Full Destination Guide

Group Vacations in Passau

Blue Danube Discovery River Cruise

Enjoy the best of the Danube! Before your cruise through Austria and Germany, explore the “Pearl of the Danube”—Budapest. Enjoy beautiful hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.Beautiful views, marvelous food, and the...

Danube Dreams River Cruise with Bill Jartz of WBAY

Join Bill Jartz and his wife Mary as you cruise through beautiful Danube. Your European adventure begins with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Guided sightseeing shows you its best-known treasures. See the Astronomical Clock, Hradcany Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral. Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Guided sightseeing will show you th...

Enchanting Danube River Cruise

**This tour is currently SOLD OUT. Please call for Availability**The shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flow for thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historical events. This perfectly composed journey provides an immersive cultural tasting menu of four equally beguiling countries—id...

Not Sure Where to Start?

Our travel consultants help travelers nationwide save time vacation planning and we can assist you in discovering new vacation experiences, special offers, convenient flights, popular hotels, new cruises and so much more.  Why leave your vacation planning to chance? or call 888-369-8785 and see how we can assist and offer peace of mind while you search for your next vacation.