Things to do in Passau

Our most recommended things to do in Passau

Passau: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

1. Passau: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and architecture of Passau on this guided walking tour of the Old Town. Navigate through charming narrow alleys to uncover hidden gems. Enjoy the vibrant colors of the Höllgasse Artists Alley.Meet your guide at the docks and begin your walking adventure. Stroll over the brightly painted cobblestones in the Höllgasse Artists Alley and capture a picture of this unique space. Pass by the ornate clock tower of the Town hall and view the murals of knights in armor on its grand façade.Follow your guide to the banks of the mighty Inn River. Pass through the narrowest alley in town before arriving at the back of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Listen as your guide tells you the story behind this baroque cathedral which towers at a height of 100 meters.Get local recommendations for lunch, which museums to visit, and where to get the best ice cream in town before bidding your guide farewell.

Passau: Sightseeing Cruise with Local Guide

2. Passau: Sightseeing Cruise with Local Guide

Go on an adventure in Passau with this sightseeing cruise. Hop on at Passau and go on a round trip to Kasten and Obernzell and back. See sites like the Oberhaus Castle and the Monastery Maria Hilf from the comfort of the boat and listen to your guide tell you about the city's history and culture. Begin by meeting your guide in Passau’s old town. Jump on board, find a seat, and set sail. Be inspired by unique attractions on board, such as crystal water games, water theater, and other crystal and water attractions, all surrounded by one million Swarovski crystals installed in the ship. Enjoy an unforgettable view of Passau with its Italian flair and colorful buildings. See St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the confluence of the three rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, Oberhaus Castle and the Monastery Maria Hilf. Your local guide will provide information about the city via loudspeakers.

Passau: Veste Oberhaus Castle Entrance Ticket

3. Passau: Veste Oberhaus Castle Entrance Ticket

To start your tour, you will explore the extensive grounds of the Veste Oberhaus, which is located high above Passau and is one of the largest and at the same time best-preserved castle complexes in Europe. Then head inside the more than 800-year-old castle walls, where history comes alive in a unique way. Walk in the footsteps of the Passau prince bishops, who once resided in the rooms in which today the Oberhaus Museum presents exciting exhibitions from the Middle Ages to recent history. An absolute highlight is the visit to the newly opened observation tower with multimedia presentation on the multifaceted history of the castles and palaces in the Inn-Salzach-Dona region. A spectacular panoramic view of Passau and the surrounding area awaits you on the top platform. The new Veste Oberhaus app accompanies you on a virtual adventure tour "in the footsteps of knights and prince bishops" through the castle complex. For example, the former drawbridge comes back to life, a panoramic tour shows the most beautiful vantage points and the treasure hunt invites you to discover objects from ancient times at authentic sites. Finally, a visit to the Batterie Linde lookout point is recommended, from where you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the picturesque old town and the famous confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers.

Passau: AbenteuerDate and Fun Tour for couples

4. Passau: AbenteuerDate and Fun Tour for couples

You will start at a parking lot in the centre. Your smartphone (special app in German language) will guide you on a secret route through this area. This walking trip will become an adventure trip, since You will solve plenty of litttle tasks at each secret location on Your route. All creative tasks, questions and challenges are about You and your relationship to each other. Not only fun for couples - also for good friends. You will learn new things about Yourself. Guaranteed. You will be asked questions how You would act or react in various situations. You will solve semi difficult riddles and you will be forced to act as a team. The dream team. The app will always show you the next location in this part of town and guide you there. At each location the app will present a new task or challenge to You and You collect points for solving the task. No worries: You don`t have to enter any buildings or get in contact with other people. It is all about You as a team. You will explore and visit places where the locals live and hang around. Feel the vibes of this holiday destination and have fun exploring the content of this outdoor-date. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing race full of fun content and a challenge for You as a team. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons. Special offer: if the weather suddenly is not suitable for your adventure or you want to reschedule because of other reasons: no problem. Once you made a reservation, you can start within 48 hours from the originally booked starting time. You do not need to cancel your booking. Just start within 48 hours. Bonus: There are some extra tasks and riddles included, which you can solve at any time after you finished your booked event.

Passau: City Highlights River Cruise

5. Passau: City Highlights River Cruise

Take in Passau from a different perspective and learn about its history, architecture, and more on a cruise along its three rivers – the Danube, Inn, and Ilz. See key sights from the water, including Oberhaus Castle, St. Stephan's Cathedral, and the Mariahilf Monastery. Board the boat and set sail to see Passau differently. Take in Veste Oberhaus and Veste Niederhaus, both parts of the former fortress of the Bishop on the mountain crest between the Danube and the Ilz. Marvel at Passau's Gothic and Baroque architecture from the water. As you sail, get information about what you're seeing via loudspeakers. See St. Stephan's Cathedral, the confluence of the three different colored rivers, Oberhaus Castle, and the Mariahilf Monastery. Buy drinks and snacks onboard to tuck into during the journey.

Oberhausen: Scavenger Hunt Around The Imperial Garden

6. Oberhausen: Scavenger Hunt Around The Imperial Garden

Enjoy a day in Oberhausen's Kaisergarten park while playing a scavenger hunt game on your smartphone. Pass by Oberhausen Castle and other charming spots as you play. Go to the Kaisergarten to start your game. Listen to audio to learn information about the locations you visit along the way. Take in views of the park, nearby Overhausen Castle, and the Rhine-Herne Canal as you explore. Solve puzzles and play a variety of mini-games. Finish all of the tasks in the scavenger hunt to receive your score. Compare your performance on a leaderboard.

Passau: Food Tour with 5 Local Food Tastings

7. Passau: Food Tour with 5 Local Food Tastings

Take a trip through the Bavarian town of Passau with a foodie guide, starting by the banks of the Danube and continuing to the old town. See famous landmarks like the baroque St. Stephan's Cathedral, drop into the oldest tavern in the city, and walk down the Grabengasse, a colorful artists' alley. Along the way, make five culinary stops with your group and listen to your guide explain the significance of each dish to Passau’s history or current events. Try a variety of small bites from savory to sweet and wash it back with a complimentary drink and coffee. Chat with your guide about the best places to check out once the tour is finished and continue your solo exploration of Passau.

Passau Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

8. Passau Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

Explore Passau on a walking tour with a private guide. Marvel at stunning feats of architecture, such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and Old City Hall, feast your eyes on the rushing Danube River, understand the economic impact of Passau's salt trade, and learn about the town's unique cultural origins. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at St. Stephen's Cathedral, a baroque church built in 1688 and home to Europe's largest church organ. Then step outside to explore the winding streets of Old Town, including the Royal Promenade, Old City Hall, and gothic and baroque-inspired architecture. Walk to the rushing river banks to see where the Inn and Ilz rivers join the Danube, with the towering Veste Oberhaus Castle nearby. Learn why the rivers made Passau a key trade location and how historical figures such as Empress Sissi further developed Passau into an epicenter of the salt trade.  Continue further, listening closely as your guide details the devastating fire from 1662, which almost destroyed the city. Explore more of the city center's artisan-owned galleries, shops, and restaurants before returning to St. Stephen's Cathedral and ending your tour.

Passau: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

9. Passau: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit on this guided walking tour in Passau. Together with a professional local guide, see the most festively decorated places and learn local Christmas stories and legends. This special time of year brings magic into Passau. Visit the festive Christmas market in the middle of the famous Cathedral Square, get a chance to taste local holiday products, and much more. Prepare to be spellbound by the city’s charming Christmas atmosphere, something you can only experience this time of year.

Passau: Private 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

10. Passau: Private 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

With a professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. One of the oldest cities in Bavaria, Passau is a place where three famous rivers meet. Can you guess which ones? It is also a town where you can find one of the largest cathedral organs in the world. You will be surprised to know the hidden stories in streets, buildings, and corners in Passau. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. It is perfect for people who want to visit the city for the first time and get the most out of it. You will also get to experience the following attractions: - St Stephen’s Cathedral - Glasmuseum Passau - Höllgasse Artists Alley - Veste Oberhaus

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What people are saying about Passau

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eine sehr kreative, eine andere art von tour. wir haben uns über themen unterhalten, über die wir noch nie geredet haben. es gab auch kreativaufgaben und rätsel die wir lustig fanden.