The earliest evidence of human settlement dates back to the Neolithic. Passau was part of the Roman Empire for more than 400 years. The setting of the Old Town, created by Italian baroque masters in the 17th century, shows soaring towers, picturesque places, enchanting promenades and romantic lanes.
In the heart of Passau on the Old Town’s highest point rises St. Steven’s Cathedral, in which the world’s largest cathedral organ sounds. Sitting high above the rivers, the majestic fortress “Veste Oberhaus” on the Danube’s side and the Pilgrimage Church “Mariahilf” on the Inn’s side frame the city’s outstanding beauty.
Passau with its unique charm and its atmosphere is one of the most beautiful and spectacular German cities on the Danube.