Veste Oberhaus, Passau

4.5
Landmark · Tourist Spot
Veste Oberhaus is a fortress that was founded in 1219 and, for most of its time, served as the stronghold of the Bishop of Passau, Germany. It is currently the site of a museum, a youth hostel, and a restaurant, as well as an open-air theatre dating to 1934.

The fortress is located on the mountain crest (St. Georgsberg) on the left side of the Danube between it and the Ilz, and dominates the old city of Passau, which it faces across the Danube. Below Oberhaus on the promontory between the two rivers is Veste Niederhaus, part of the fortress system.
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  • One of the finest castles in Europe and the view of the Passau is on a next level. Highly recommended to go to the top of the hill to have the panoramic view of this majestic city.  more »
  • Stunning views of the town of Passau, as well as the meeting point of the three rivers. The fortress also seems to be a stopover point for pilgrims en route to Santiago de Compostela. A couple of...  more »
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  • Great view over Passau from there. Not all the writings had the English translation which made it kind of hard to get the full picture. Make sure you get the bus e6.50 return from the other side of the river close to the bridge as it is a big hill to climb on foot to get up there
  • The castle is situated high above Passau, so the views are spectacular. From the old town you can walk to the castle but on the backside, you can reach it by car as well. In the castle is an museum were you have to pay for, but a big part of the castle is free accessible.

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