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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: 1-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

2. 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: Adventure Cruise on the Swarovski ship

3. Passau: Adventure Cruise on the Swarovski ship

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: 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.

Passau: Food Tour with 5 Local Food Tastings

6. 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: Three Courses in Three Places Local Restaurant Tour

7. Passau: Three Courses in Three Places Local Restaurant Tour

Come with us on a culinary journey through the city of Passau. For the appetizer, the main course and the dessert we will go to three different restaurants. In between, our guide will take you through the old town of Passau. All kinds of stories are waiting to be discovered there. There is something for every taste. Vegetarian, classic Bavarian or rather fish? We are happy to adapt to the wishes and preferences of our guests. The starting point for the tour is always the A11 pier on the Danube and 3 hours should be planned for the tour.

Passau: Die Verschwundenen Märchen, fun game and city walk

8. Passau: Die Verschwundenen Märchen, fun game and city walk

Embark on an adventure in Passau and explore the forgotten fairytales of the Brothers Grimm with a family-friendly outdoor game on your phone. Walk or ride a bike to different sites while solving riddles to unlock the stories. Download the app, then head to the city center. You will follow a route through the city that is off the beaten track. Go to different locations and carry out a small task at each one. You will have fun asking and answering interesting hypothetical questions. Listen to the fascinating forgotten fairy tales of the Grimm brothers. Complete challenges, collect points as you go, and have fun exploring the spots as a team. Avoid large crowds by looking at the attractions from the outside. After finishing the game, solve the bonus tasks available on the app.

Oberhausen: Scavenger Hunt Around The Imperial Garden

9. 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 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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4.4 / 5

based on 105 reviews

Very informative one-hour guided tour through the old town of Passau. Interesting facts were conveyed in a relaxed and interesting manner by a very committed and competent guide.

Our guide is a very good storyteller and the tour was really fun. Everyone in the group noticed that they love their city of Passau. Thank you for the nice and informative time.

It was a lot of fun. We also received enough information about Passau through interesting stories. Gladly again at any time.

Great leadership. Received a lot of interesting information that is not easy to read. Thank you very much.

Interesting. entertaining. Small children can be taken along without any problems.