April 26, 2008

Passau Old Town and Three River Conjunction Point

In the old town you find picturesque squares like the Domplatz, Residenzplatz and Rathausplatz, the church towers of St.Paul's, the convent Niedernburg (with tomb of St.Gisela), St.Michael's, the cathedral and the town hall tower, nooks and crannies, the enchanting footpaths along Danube and Inn. At the three river conjunction point you witness a most breathtaking natural spectacle, three rivers coming to together in one place.

High above the quarter named "Innstadt" there is the baroque monastery church which used to be an important pilgrimage church. Like a reminder of those times there are still the pilgrim stairs with 321 steps. From up there you have a nice view down to the so-called "Italian side" of Passau.

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