The IBB Hotel Passau Süd offers you the ideal place to stay. The enchanting hotel is located…
The motorway, the exhibition centre and the city centre are easily accessible in only a few minutes. The hotel is conveniently located between the motorway exit Passau Süd and the city centre of Passau. All sights and shopping facilities can be reached in a few minutes by bus, which leaves directly in front of the hotel. The Klinikum Passau, the DEZ shopping centre and the year-round swimming pool Peb are also nearby.
PASSAU – The Three-River-City
With its beautiful city centre and surrounding landscape, Passau is one of the most breathtaking and fascinating cities in Germany. Passau is called the Three-River-City because it is located at the confluence of Danube (from the west), Ilz (from the north) and Inn (from the south) which form the so called Tree-Rivers-Corner. Together they continue to flow eastward as Danube.
Passau has been a Bavarian city for over 200 years now. It is located directly on the border with Austria. The name Passau is derived from the Roman fortification “Batavis”. In the 8th century, Passau became an Episcopal seat and from the 13th century on for more than 600 years an independent prince bishopric. Today more than 50.000 inhabitants live in Passau. For four decades, Passau has been developing into an important administration, business and culture centre in Eastern Bavaria and since 1993 it has become a regional centre based on the fact that the University of Passau was founded in 1978.
In the Old Town of Passau you can find picturesque squares, romantic promenades and enchanting alleys. Majestically, the fortress “Veste Oberhaus” and the church “Maria Hilf” throne high above the city.
Thanks to its ideal location on three rivers, Passau is a paradise for hikers and bicyclists. The city is connected to several hiking and biking paths such as the Danube Cycle Path (Passau-Vienna) or the Inn-Salzach Cycle Path (Passau-Salzburg-Tauern and Passau-Innquelle (CH)).
- VESTE OBERHAUS
In 1219 the first prince-bishop Ulrich II began building the fortress. Now the building contains elements from Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Until 1803, the prince-bishops used the fortress to demonstrate their worldly power. Nowadays, the “Veste Oberhaus” houses the city’s Museum of Culture and History. A magnificent view of the Old Town of Passau and the Three-Rivers-Corner awaits the visitors.
- OBERHAUSMUSEUM PASSAU
On top of the “Georgsberg“, high above Passau, thrones the fortress “Veste Oberhaus”, one of the biggest preserved fortresses in Europe. It houses the History Museum of Passau. The permanent exhibition “Passau – Myths & History” shows the diverse history of the city and the region. Moreover, from the “Veste Oberhaus” you have an amazing view on the “Three-Rivers-Corner”!
In the historic centre of Passau, there are nooks and crannies, squares and churches, towers and bourgeois houses and nice promenades along the river shores. Where Danube, Inn and Ilz meet and continue as one, you can see the three different colours of the joining waters and enjoy a beautiful spectacle of nature.
- TOWN HALL
The main hall was built in the 15th century. After the town fire in 1662, the hall was rebuilt in Baroque style by the famous cathedral builders Lurago and Carlone. The paintings inside were added in 1890. Outside on the northern wall, there is a remarkable huge fresco as well as flood marks.
- NEW EPISCOPAL RESIDENCE
The former prince-bishops residence now houses treasures of the diocese’s memorable past. Things worth seeing include the Rococo stairway and the Museum of the Diocese as well as the prince-bishops’ Ceremonial room.
- STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL
After the devastating town fire of 1662, the Gothic cathedral was almost completely destroyed. Only the choir, dome and transept survived the fire. Thereafter it was rebuilt in Italian – Baroque style. It houses the world’s biggest cathedral organ, consisting of five individual organs with 17,974 organ pipes and 233 stops.
- MUSEUM OF THE TREASURE OF THE CATHEDRAL AND THE DIOCESE PASSAU
About 200 masterpieces from Romanic to Baroque art and over 100 liturgical robes, monstrances, gothic panel paintings are displayed in the Museum.
- PILGRIMAGE CHURCH “MARIA HILF”
High above Passau’s quarter “Innstadt” thrones the Baroque pilgrimage church “Maria Hilf”. Roofed stairs with 321 steps lead to the church which is a pilgrimage to the Virgin Mary and therefor still very important. If you walk up to the church, you have a great view of the so called “Italian” side of Passau.
Passau is the ideal starting point for exploring the region’s numerous attractions such as spas, golf courses, cycling, hiking paths and historical sights. Western City Pullman, Bavarian Forest Open-air Museum and National Park, Baumkronenweg Kopfing are some of the most popular attractions. Castles, churches and monasteries, lakes, rivers, mountains and forests form the landscape around Passau.
The cultural life in Passau is rich and diverse. The City Theatre Passau was once the Episcopalian Opera and is today the venue of the Regional Theatre Lower Bavaria. Over 15 plays are premiered each season. Furthermore the “ScharfrichterHaus Passau” is well-known for its cabaret.
Each year in June or July, Passau’s Art Night takes place in the Old Town. The motto is: „Touching and Experiencing Art“.
Passau used to be Episcopal residence and important trading town. Therefor it was the ideal place for all arts to be developed. Passau’s glory as a center of culture and arts is expressed by the “Nibelungenlied“, the gothic cathedral, the baroque reconstruction of the city after the fires of 1662/80, the painters Wolf Huber and Ferdinand Wagner or the writers Adalbert Stifter and Hans Carossa.
- MUSEUM OF MODERN ART - WÖRLEN PASSAU
In 1990, the Museum of Modern Art was opened in one of the most beautiful buildings of the Old Town. On three floors you can watch up to ten exhibitions each year. The exhibitions show art of the 20th and 21st century.
- GLASS MUSEUM PASSAU
The Glass Museum Passau disposes of a unique collection of over 30000 glasses of the famous “Bohemian Glass“. It was awarded the “Adalbert-Stifter-Preis“, and also has the biggest collection of cookbooks in the world.
- ROMAN MUSEUM “KASTELL BOIOTRO“
In a late medieval building, which lies on the fundaments oft the Roman fort “Boiotro”, you can find the “Roman Museum Boiotro”. The fort dates back to the 3rd to 5th century AD.
- DANUBE PEARLS
Unique and Welcoming – the holiday area “Danube pearls“ with its nature reserve Donauleiten. Enjoy this cultivated landscape and be inspired by one of the mysterious legends about the mermaid Isa. The Bavarian – Austrian Danube Valley is well worth visiting.
Welcome to the “Dreiburgenland”! Between Bavarian Forest National Park and the city on three rivers – Passau, you can discover “Dreiburgenland”, embedded in the unique Mittelgebirge landscape. Dreiburgland was named after three castles: Engelburg, Schloss Fürstenstein and the old knight fortress Saldenburg. In some places time seems to stand still e.g. the Museum Village Bavarian Forest Tittling. Here you can experience your ancestor’s rural life!
- THE BAROQUE SCHAERDING
THE BAROQUE SCHAERDING
One of Austria’s most beautiful baroque cities is Schaerding which is located directly at the river Inn. Have a stroll through the picturesque old town with its charming houses and mysterious alleys.
Schaerding’s cultural scene is various and vivid. The central venue is Kubin Hall at the palace garden. Alfred Kubin, a well-known Austrian painter, illustrator and author, lived for decades in Schaerding. Today Kubin Hall is used mainly for cultural events such as concerts and lectures. Besides theatre and cabaret, you can enjoy Schaerding’s cultural life in one of the numerous markets.
Furthermore Stift Reichersberg with its magnificent church is well worth seeing.
More information: www.stift-reichersberg.at
- MORE SIGHTSEEING TOURS
MORE SIGHTSEEING TOURS:
The art of Brothers Asam – Discover one of the most important Bavarian Baroque painters in the Abbey Osterhofen/ Altenmarkt and in the Monastery Aldersbach.
Bohemian Forest Tour to the Cesky Krumau – The heart of Bohemia – Since 1992 the Cesky Krumlov has been inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.
Burghausen – Raitenhaslach and Marktl am Inn Visit the castle and the picturesque old town of Burghausen! Rest for a while in Raitenhaslach with its beautiful monastery incl. rococo church and continue your journey with a visit in Pope Benedict’s birthplace Marktl am Inn.
Salzburg – City of Mozart Well-known for Mozart’s birthplace, Fortress Hohensalzburg, Salzburg Cathedral, Mirabell Palace with its famous garden and much more…
- CULTURAL FESTIVALS
The biggest cultural festival in Passau is the “Festival European Weeks Passau”. It was founded by American officers in 1952 and was the first festival in post-war Germany that was dedicated to spreading the idea of the European Union. It takes place every year in June and July and consists of many high-quality concerts and events in Passau and the region.
Also significant are the “Eulenspiegel Zeltfestival” and the “Passauer Kabaretttage”. Since 2008 there is the festival for new music “Alles im Fluss“ and since 2009 the international guitar festival “Passauer Saiten“, which is part of the festival selection. Furthermore, Passau frequently hosts several film festivals, e.g. the “Muestra Film Festival Passau” and the “International Film Festival Passau”.
Another beautiful destination for families is “Gut Aiderbichl”, which gives over 300 rescued animals a home.
Passau’s aqua center “peb” is opened all year and therefore always a good destination for families.
You can also find nice children’s playgrounds near the Inn promenade and the Three-Rivers-Corner.
There are a lot of different fun activities for families that make your holiday in Passau exciting and fun! If you tell us what you would like to do on your holiday in Passau we will give you more information and suggestions on activities and attractions right for you and your family.
We are looking forward to welcome you and your family at IBB Hotel Passau Süd!
Outdoor activities & nature
- CYCLING AND HIKING
Cycling and Hiking
- Donau-Radweg, German Danube Cycle Route: Donaueschingen – Passau, Austrian Danube Route: Passau – Vienna
- Inntalradweg, Maloja (CH) – Passau
- Wanderweg Goldsteig, Northern Trail: Altstadt, Veste Oberhaus, Ilzstadt, Hauzenberg, Bayer. Eisenstein, Bayerischer Wald, Oberpfälzer Wald; Southern Trail: Altstadt, Veste Oberhaus, Hals, Ilztal, St. Englmar, Bayerischer Wald, Oberpfälzer Wald
- WINTER SPORT
What about ice skating at the ice arena in Passau, or a visit at the aqua center “peb”.
The Passau area offers a lot of well-prepared tracks for cross-country-skiers. Surrounded by untouched nature and quiet winter forests you will experience cross-country-skiing in a special atmosphere. Afterwards you can stop at one of the many rustic ski lodges. The Wegscheid area offers you the perfect conditions for cross-country-skiing. The Nordic Center Breitenberg (38 km away from Passau) has developed to one of the most important cross-country-skiing areas of the region. Here you can stop at the lodge “Blutwurzhütte” for refreshments.
The winter sports region in the Three-Country-Triangle Bavaria – Upper Austria – Bhemia is popular especially with families with kids because of its beautiful landscape. The ski resort Hochficht (59 km away) offers 13 slopes for downhill – skiing, 3 chairlifts and 7 other lifts. It is located at an ideal altitude of up to 1.338 m.
The region also offers the perfect conditions for long winter walks.
Recommendation: At the ski-jump in Rastbüchl (35 km away) you can watch international ski jump competitions and trainings! www.rastbuechl.de
The ski trail map including the winter activities map of Passau can be ordered through the tourist information Passau. It is free of charge.
What would you like to do? For further information and activities depending on the season, please contact us!
If you like to go shopping, Passau is the place to go!
The “Stadtgalerie”, which consists of more than 90 different shops, offers fashion, sporting goods, jewelry accessories, electronic devices and much more. Also perfect for long shopping tours is the pedestrian area with its elegant boutiques, small shops and numerous cafes.
Souvenirs can be found in one of the many little shops in the Old Town. Just walk down the pedestrian area to the Residenzplatz or along one of the many narrow alleys. Find your souvenir that will always remind you of an amazing stay in Passau!
And last but not least: the Eterna Outlet is situated in Kohlbruck. The outlets offer a wide range of fashion for men and women as well as accessories directly from the manufacturer.
Would you like to wear a traditional costume? A stylish dirndl dress or proper leather trousers?
The company “MarJo” from Obernzell offers a special service for groups of at least 6 people. Discover the world of traditional costumes!
- BAVARIAN FOREST
The rollong hills of the southern Bavarian Forest form the landscape in the region Passauer Land north of the Danube. The perfect holiday destination for families, hikers and nature lovers!
Explore the most beautiful destinations in the region ArberLand:
- Great Arber and Great Arber Lake
“King of the Bavarian Forest”: The Great Arberis 1.456 meters high and therefor the highest mountain of the Bavarian-Bohemian mountains.
- Glass Forest
Silver fir trees made of green shimmering glass grow on 2000 square meters near the ruin of Castle Weißenstein.
- Ruin of Castle Weißenstein
Impressive: The mighty castle thrones 750 meters high on white rocks.
- National Park Information Center Falkenstein
Wildlife enclosure, root channel, Stone Age cave and look-out: experience Wildlife in the National Wildlife Center Falkenstein in Ludwigsthal.
- Glass museum Frauenau
An interesting insight in the history and production of glass.
- Train station Bayerisch Eisenstein
Unique in Europe: The train station which is separated by the German-Czech border, houses a nature park and national park information center.
- “Silberberg” with mine open to visitors
Pure air in the “Silberberg”: Experience an underground therapy in Bodenmais’ healing adit.
- The Glass Barn
Winner of the “Glasstraßen-Preis”: An exceptional masterpiece in the region ArberLand with huge glass walls.
- Ruin of the Castle Altnußberg
Enjoy traditional lodge nights and an amazing view from the castle keep. In the 12th century, Altnußberg was one of the oldest and biggest castles in Eastern Bavaria.
- Great Arber and Great Arber Lake
- MONASTERY CORNER ALDERSBACH / ORTENBURG
MONASTERY CORNER ALDERSBACH / ORTENBURG
The picturesque landscape between Danube and Rott is well known for its monasteries and sacred buildings as well as for its treasures of art. Visit the most beautiful Church of our Lady and the 700 year old brewery including a museum in Aldersbach or the historical market in Aidenbach. If you want to have some peace and quiet you will find on the “VIA NOVA”, a pilgrimage route that leads through the Monastery Corner or in the magnificent pilgrimage churches Sammarei and Grongörgen. Ortenburg, which used to be the ancestral seat of the mighty earls of Ortenburg offers a huge variety of activities and attractions with its numerous museums, Wild Life Park and Bird Park and its treasures of art. If you like to play golf, you can choose one of the many golf courses in the Monastery Corner e.g. the Feng-Shui-Golf course in Fürstenzell or Europe’s biggest Golf resort in Haarbach. Explore and enjoy the “Lower Bavarian Toskana”!
- BAVARIAN GOLF AND THERMAL SPA REGION: BAD FÜSSING AND BAD GRIESBACH
BAVARIAN GOLF AND THERMAL SPA REGION: BAD FÜSSING AND BAD GRIESBACH
Bad Füssing and Bad Griesbach: Two spas at a high level! One of them is located in the “Pockinger Heide”, the other thrones on the hills of the “Rottal” like a modern castle. First known for their hot and healing springs, Bad Füssing and Bad Griesbach developed to famous spas thanks to trend-setting offers. Bad Füssing is Europe’s leading spa and Bad Griesbach is known as a center of golf and holistic wellness. Together they stand for health and well-being. In Bad Füssing there are three modern spas. Together with the “Kurorchester”, spa gardens, casino and “Thermengolf Bad Füssing – Kirchham” they form a round and harmonious offer. Bad Griesbach attracts with Europe’s biggest golf resort and one of the biggest Nordic-Walking-Centers in Germany.
The “Vorwald” consist of the five communities Aicha vorm Wald, Büchlberg, Eging am See, Hauzenberg and Tiefenbach. Good air, a lot of forest and a lot more granite – those are the characteristics of the “Vorwald”. Surrounding Hauzenberg and Büchlberg, the granite “reigns”. The “Eternal Stone” of the Bavarian Forest shaped the landscape and the people and wrote history. If you are interested in the history of the granite, you can get a lot of interesting information in the “Granitzentrum and Granitmuseum Bayerischer Wald” in Hauzenberg. Other Attractions in the region “Vorwald” are the authentic western town “Pullman City” in Eging, the hiking path “Goldsteig”, which runs through the area and one of the biggest swimming lakes in the Bavarian Forest.
LINZ CHANGES – this is the city’s slogan and as a visitor you should be willing to embrace change as well. Linz offers you a lot of possibilities to individually arrange your stay. A sightseeing tour on foot or with the slow train, a tour through the Botanical Garden, a visit in one of the many museums or a ride to the top of the “Pöstlingberg” with the “Grottenbahn” and the zoo show you the most beautiful sides of the city.
- River Boat Trip on the Danube
Linz – Europe’s Culture City 2009 can easily be reached by boat from Passau. You can return to Passau by bus or by train. Combination tickets can be bought from the shipping company “Donauschiffahrt Wurm+Köck”.
- Shopping in Linz
The Linzer street „Landstraße“ is one of the most frequented shopping streets in Austria.
- Museums and Exhibitions
Discover the variety of Upper Austria’s capital in its museums and exhibitions, e.g. “Ars Electronica Center”, “LENTOS” art museum, “Noridico” city museum, “Schlossmuseum Linz” and the “Stadtgalerie”.
Visit the Grottenbahn, the zoo and the pilgrimage church on the Pöstlingberg.
- River Boat Trip on the Danube
- THREE COUNTRY TRIANGLE
THREE COUNTRY TRIANGLE
THREE COUNTRY TRIANGLE – BAVARIA, BOHEMIA AND AUSTRIA
If you spend your holidays in the region Passauer Land, you should definitely also visit the Czech Republic and Upper Austria. On trips to the two neighbouring countries you will discover glorious cities, ancient culture and fabulous food. You can travel individually by car or by bus with a tour guide. Linz and Salzburg in Austria are just as close to Passau as Krumau and Budweis in the Czech Republic.
The baroque city Schärding and the Stift Reichersberg, which are located in he Austrian region “Innviertel”, attract many visitors.
We especially recommend you to visit the historical city Krumau in the Czech Republic. High above the city thrones the castle.
- THE PASSAUCARD – ALL-INCLUSIVE
THE PASSAUCARD – ALL-INCLUSIVE
Opt for the PassauCard and thus for a real all-inclusive vacation! You get free entry to the thermal baths Bad Füssing, Bad Griesbach and Bad Birnbach, to museums, exhibitions, sports facilities and leisure parks. We also invite you to a raft trip on the Inn and a three-river tour in Passau. You can also use buses and trains free of charge with the PassauCard. Many shops offer discounts with the PassauCard – that’s where shopping is really fun!
Summer, sun, hot days … it’s not just the children who yearn to cool down!
Natural bathing lakes in drinking water quality and shady sunbathing lawns or well-equipped outdoor pools entice you to jump into the cool water …
The following bathing lakes can be found in the Passau area:
- The “adventure realm” of the Gegenbach swimming lake in Breitenberg
- The Rannasee Wegscheid
- The Freudensee Hauzenberg
- The bathing lake Raßbach Kellberg / Thyrnau
- The reservoir Oberilzmühle Salzweg / Passau
- The Dreiburgensee Tittling
- The Eginger See in Eging a.See
There are many different fun activities for families that will make your vacation in Passau exciting and fun! If you tell us what you would like to do on your vacation in Passau, we will be happy to provide you with further information and suggestions on activities and attractions that are suitable for you and your family.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to the IBB Hotel Passau Süd!
Visit Passau! Take your loved ones and spend an exciting family holiday in the IBB Hotel Passau Süd. There’s a lot to discover in Passau and its surroundings. Interesting museums, different sports activities and festivals all around the year make a trip to Passau unforgettable. One of the highlights of a holiday in Passau is a boat trip on the Danube, especially with the Swarovski Crystal Ship or the Cabrio Ship.
Also a nice destination for families is “Gut Aiderbichl”, which gives over 300 rescued animals a home.
- Cycling along the rivers is fun for everyone!
- Indoor-Funpark Babalu
- Wild Life Park Ortenburg and Bird Park Irgenöd
- “Baumkronenweg” – Nature Experience Path high above in the tree tops
- Climbing forest Waldkirchen
- Theater Maskara in Ortenburg
- PassauCard – all-inclusive
- Swimming and sun bathing in the region Passauer Land
- Aqua center “peb”
- Climbing tour in the forest in Waldkirchen
- Playgrounds near the Inn promenade and the Three-Rivers-Corner
- Cycling along the rivers is fun for everyone!
Discounts for children
- 0-5,99 years: in the existing bed free (including breakfast buffet)
- 6-11,99 years: 10,00 € in the existing bed + 5,00 € breakfast buffet
- baby cot: free of charge on request
- extra bed: 20,00 €