We really had a wonderful day exploring the border town of Passau. The town marks a place where you enter Germany from Austria. It has so much old world character, from the tight winding streets, to the castle on the hill. Three rivers converge (Inn and Ilz), but the Danube is from where we sailed and is shown in this post.
The town is great for shopping, with an open air market that fronts the cathedral a few days a week. The cathedral is quite nice.
I took some nice shots of the cathedral, shops and colorful houses, but they are on my bigger camera which I will show when I return stateside.
I have to admit, Passau is geared for tourists. It offers a lot of beauty with loads of art and some handmade crafts, not to mention the bakeries and chocolatiers. Passau is called the “Venice of the Danube” because of its waterfront and many ships and boats constantly passing by.
I will keep you posted for the next town we hit.
We have had a snafu in our travel plans though. It seems the summer drought really caught up to this area of the world. Our boat has been stalled on the Danube due to water levels being too low for boat travel. A few cargo vessels got grounded ahead of us which had to be unloaded, in turn impeding our travel. Our cruise line has alternative plans for us though, but we have to wait and see what they may be. Today we went by bus to Regensburg from where we ended up in Vilshofen before our boat was stopped at that point.
Ich hatte das Gefühl die Menschen in Passau konnten mein Deutsch verstehen . Es hat mich sehr gefreut. I am not sure of speaking German, but I have been trying. Images in this post are from the town of Passau and from the palace high above the town, which we saw on Friday. It is a many step walk up to the palace, but you get a great view of the town below.