City walls of Passau

City walls of Passau, Germany

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.

City hall tower in Passau

City hall tower in Passau, Germany

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.

Lukas-Kern-Orphanage in Passau

Lukas-Kern-Orphanage in Passau, Germany

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 (right).