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City walls of Passau

The city walls of Passau are still to see in some parts. This part is located near a street named Sterkgäßchen in the Innstadt. The Innstadt is a quarter of Passau, situated between the Inn river and the Austrian border. Sources / More info Passau (Wikipedia) [German]

Roman museum and ruins of an ancient Roman fort in Passau, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Passau Germany, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Roman History, Ancient Romans, Bavaria, Museums

Roman museum Boitro in Passau

Passau has a rich Roman history. On the site of the Roman museum Boitro (Römermuseum Kastell Boitro) you can still see parts of an ancient fort generally known as Kastell Boitro. Römermuseum Kastell Boitro (Website) Kastell Boitro (Wikipedia)

German language is known for its pretty long compound words. Have a look at this sign seen in Passau, Germany. Compound Words, German Language, Germany, Pretty, Passau, Deutsch, German

Pretty long compound word in Passau

German language is known for its pretty long compound words. Have a look at this sign seen in Passau, Germany. Yes, the word is real! Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft (Wikipedia)

Veste Oberhaus in Passau, Germany Passau Germany, Danube River, Bavaria, Castles, Places Ive Been, Europe, Romantic, Mansions, House Styles

Oberhaus Fortress in Passau

A part of Veste Oberhaus (Oberhaus Fortress) as seen from the main place in Passau. From this fortress one have a great view of the three rivers of Passau which are generally visible in three different colours: Danube (Blue), Inn (Green) and Ilz (Black) The year visible in the middle of the fortress (‘1499’) still shows…

Frescoes at the Lukas-Kern-Orphanage in Passau, Germany Passau Germany, Fresco, Building, Fresh, Buildings, Construction, Architectural Engineering

Lukas-Kern-Orphanage in Passau

In 1749 innkeeper Lukas Kern donated an orphage for at least twelve boys and twelve girls. The building, today known as Bürgerliches Waisenhaus or Lukas-Kern-Kinderheim, was erected by Johann Michael Schneitmann and is still in use as orphage. At this fresco outside of the building you can see a depiction of Lukas Kern (left) and his wife…

Emblem at the ceiling of the court pharmacy 'Black Hawk' in Passau, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Passau Germany, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Black Hawk, Bavaria, Pharmacy, Old Things

Court pharmacy in Passau

The former court pharmacy of Passau, generally known as Hofapotheke zum Schwarzen Adler was first mentioned in 1384 and is considered as the oldest pharmacy of Bavaria. The impressive emblem in the ceiling reminds of its former funtion as court pharmacy. Hofapotheke zum Schwarzen Adler (Regiowiki) Hofapotheke zum Schwarzen Adler (Website)

Angel wearing a Tyrolean hat at the Wittelsbach fountain in Passau, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Dresden, Passau Germany, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria

Wittelsbach Fountain in Passau

The Wittelsbach Fountain (Wittelsbacher Brunnen) attracted my attention by a sculpture of an angel wearing a Tyrolean hat. The fountain was created by Jacob Bradl. Three angels represents those three rivers Passau is known for: Danube, Inn, Ilz. E.g. the small Tyrolean guy represents the Inn river. Tyrolean hat (Wikipedia)

The tower of the city hall was erected between 1889 and 1892 by Heinrich Freiherr von Schmidt in neo-Gothic style. Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Passau Germany, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Bavaria, Schmidt, Big Ben, Castle

City hall tower in Passau

The tower of the city hall was erected between 1889 and 1892 by Heinrich Freiherr von Schmidt in neo-Gothic style. The coats of arms below the roof represent the founding members of the German Empire in 1871.