Monday’s Travel Photos – Passau, Germany

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Passau, built on the Danube, is almost on the Austrian border. It’s also known as the Dreiflüssestadt or “City of Three Rivers” because the Danube is joined by the Inn from the south (as in Innsbruck) and the Ilz from the north. It’s a pretty town and a very popular stop for river  cruises along the Danube. It suffered badly during the recent floods in June 2013 but most of the city has been cleaned up. It could also be called the City of Clock Towers – there seems to be one at the end of every street.

Passau from the bridge over the Danube

Passau from the bridge over the Danube

 

Mediaeval street in Passau

Mediaeval street in Passau

Nearly every street seems to have a clock tower or steeple at the end

Nearly every street seems to have a clock tower or steeple at the end

Sun dial on a typical painted façade

Sun dial on a typical painted façade

View of Veste Oberhaus fortress built in 1219, seen from the banks of the Danube

View of Veste Oberhaus fortress built in 1219, seen from the banks of the Danube

Dom St Stephan

Dom St Stephan

Looking at the Danube, you can see the Ils on the far side

Looking at the Danube, you can see the Ils on the far side

Where the Danube and Inn join

Where the Danube and Inn join

Clock tower on the Town Hall in Passau

Clock tower on the Town Hall in Passau

The highwater mark on the Town Hall.

The highwater mark on the Town Hall. 

 

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