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Passau: 1-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

1. Passau: 1-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Visit the most beautiful places in Passau on relaxed walking city tour with background information, funny stories, and secret tips from a local certified city guide. Walk through the picturesque streets, pass the Old Town Hall and tower with its flood lines, and see the theater and national historical treasure, ScharfrichterHaus. See the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. On the left bank of the Danube River, admire the Veste Oberhaus fortress that towers over Passau and was built in 1219. Next to the castle complex of Veste Niederhaus, see where the courses of the Danube, Ilz, and Inn rivers intersect, giving Passau its epithet the “City of Three Rivers.”  Not far from here is the former Jesuit Church of St. Micheal where you’ll also see the new and old parts of town. All along the way, enjoy the opportunity to take photos, particularly at the Inn promenade and Residenzplatz with its cute cafes.

Passau: Veste Oberhaus Castle Entrance Ticket

2. 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: Private 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

3. Passau: Private 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

See Passau's highlights and learn about the city's long history from a local guide. From fortresses to cathedrals, as you explore Passau hear fascinating facts and interesting curiosities. On this private guided walking tour see the city's main attractions and learn about Passau's history from its ancient Roman roots to its position as the City of Three Rivers. Learn where you can find one of the largest cathedral organs in the world. Be surprised by the many stories that are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Passau. Your friendly guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in Passau and provide insider knowledge. This tour is great for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it.

Oberhausen: Scavenger Hunt Around The Imperial Garden

4. 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: Private One-Way Transfer to Prague

5. Passau: Private One-Way Transfer to Prague

Beginning with pickup from your hotel/port in Passau, you will travel directly to the magical town of Prague. You can enjoy the nice views from your modern minivan/minibus as you travel, letting the your professional English-speaking driver know if you wish to make short stops to take pictures or grab some snacks or coffee along the way. Following your approximately 3 to 3.5-hour journey, you will arrive to your destination of Prague. Once there your driver will assist you with your luggage, before bidding you a friendly farewell.

Prague: Private One-Way Transfer to Passau

6. Prague: Private One-Way Transfer to Passau

Avoid the hassle of worrying about how to get from your hotel to the train or bus station and wait to get picked up directly at your hotel in Prague. Then, travel directly to the historic town of Prague onboard a modern fleet and arrive after a comfortable 3 to 3.5-hour drive.  Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to ask your English-speaking driver to make a short stop to take photos of the stunning scenery or grab snacks and coffee at a scheduled stop.  Finally, arrive in Passau where you can be dropped off at any location.

From Passau: 1-Way Private Transfer to Prague

7. From Passau: 1-Way Private Transfer to Prague

You'll begin with pickup from either your hotel or the port of Passau, from where you'll travel to the town of Cesky Krumlov. Located in the South Bohemia region of the country, you can explore the historic center of the town with a 1.5 to 2-hour guided walking tour throughout which you'll learn more about the Cesky Krumlov Castle. Inside the grounds of the castle are a large rococo garden, an extensive bridge over a deep gap in the rock (upon which the castle is built), and the castle itself. The castle consists of many defined features which date back to different periods throughout time.  After the guided tour, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the city. Grab some lunch in one of the charming local cafés, or do some souvenir shopping. You'll later be picked up from the city center to continue your journey to Prague, where you will arrive in the late afternoon/early evening.

Passau: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

8. 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.

Prague: Sightseeing Transfer to Passau via Cesky Krumlov

9. Prague: Sightseeing Transfer to Passau via Cesky Krumlov

After being picked up from your hotel in Prague, head towards the town of Cesky Krumlov, located in the South Bohemia region of the country. Make a stop here to explore the historic center of the town on a 1.5 to 2-hours guided walking tour, learning more about the Cesky Krumlov Castle, the symbol of the town. Marvel at the castle which is located on a rock above the city. Inside the grounds, you’ll find a large rococo garden. See the interiors, which in turn consists of many defined parts dating from different periods.  Following the guided tour, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the city. Grab some lunch in one of the charming local cafés, or do some souvenir shopping. Later, you’ll be picked up from the city center and continue the journey to Passau, where you will arrive in the early evening.

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What people are saying about Passau

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 41 reviews

The tour guide Anneliese Hertel from dreifluesse-tours.de was great. She made the tour entertaining and interesting and loosened it up with little stories. She spoke clearly and clearly and at a good volume. Anyone could understand them without any problems. She was punctual, organized, competent and very friendly. In the last few weeks I've done several tours, but Ms. Hertel was by far the best of them all. A tour stands or falls with the guide. She was absolutely great. If I could I would give her 6 stars too. It clearly deserves the highest rating.

Very entertaining and humorous tour from the guide Josephine. Learned a lot about the history of Passau in a short time and had a lot of fun doing it. Thanks a lot for this!

It was a pleasant tour, but in Corona times too few in the group wore mouth and nose protection..., you were quite close together.

Despite the bad weather, it gave us a good insight into the history and way of thinking of Pasau.

Yes, it was very good! You got a good insight in a short time!