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City Walls

City wall 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. [German]

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Fountains Sculptures

Wittelsbach Fountain in Passau

Angel wearing a Tyrolean hat at the Wittelsbach fountain in Passau, Germany

The Wittelsbach Fountain (Wittelsbacher Brunnen) attracted my attention by a sculpture of an angel wearing a Tyrolean hat. The fountain was created by Jacob Bradl. Three angels represents those three rivers Passau is known for: Danube, Inn, Ilz. E.g. the small Tyrolean guy represents the Inn river.

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Frescoes Pharmacies

Court pharmacy in Passau

Emblem at the ceiling of the former court pharmacy in Passau, Germany

The former court pharmacy of Passau, generally known as Hofapotheke zum Schwarzen Adler was first mentioned in 1384 and is considered as the oldest pharmacy of Bavaria. The impressive emblem in the ceiling reminds of its former funtion as court pharmacy.

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Neo-Gothic Towers

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.

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Frescoes

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).

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Castles Museums

Oberhaus Fortress in Passau

Veste Oberhaus in Passau, Germany

A part of Veste Oberhaus (Oberhaus Fortress) as seen from the main place in Passau. From this fortress one have a great view of the three rivers of Passau which are generally visible in three different colours: Danube (Blue), Inn (Green) and Ilz (Black)

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Museums Roman Empire

Roman museum Boitro in Passau

Roman museum in Passau, Germany

Passau has a rich Roman history. On the site of the Roman museum Boitro (Römermuseum Kastell Boitro) you can still see parts of an ancient fort generally known as Kastell Boitro.

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Signs

Pretty long compound word in Passau

Sign 'Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft' in Passau, Germany

German language is known for its pretty long compound words. Have a look at this sign seen in Passau, Germany. Yes, the word is real!