St. Stephan's Cathedral

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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: City Highlights River Cruise

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

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What people are saying about St. Stephan's Cathedral

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 87 reviews

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