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15.12.2018 last modified: 09.07.2020

Music in the High Cathedral “Stephans Dom” – Passau

With the 17974 pipes and their 233 stops, the organ in Passau’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral is considered the largest Catholic church organ in the world. For visitors from all over the world the “Domorgel” is a “must” when staying in Passau. Enjoy the music.
Concerts canceled due to Corona!
Due to the current situation , all planned events (midday organ concerts, evening organ concerts, spiritual concerts) are canceled up to and including August 31!

16.12.2018 last modified: 09.07.2020

Pullman City

The start of the season had to be postponed due to the Corona crisis. Estimated start of the season April 24, 2020: Simultaneously with the Country Weekend & Linedance-Special, the season opening will be celebrated this weekend with a big parade on April 25 and a fun egg hunt on April 26.

After the great success of the first Winnetou Show in 2019 with around 40,000 enthusiastic spectators, the western city is launching the Karl May Games Pullman City Bayern 2020 with 50 dates from June to September.


Our small selection from the large number of good restaurants in the region

Gasthaus Falkner

Very good Bavarian cuisine for a reasonable price directly in Hauzenberg.

Gidibauer Hof

Very good Restaurant in Hauzenberg – a must when you visit Hauzenberg

Gut Lichtenau

Very good Bavarian food for a reasonable price. Freshly caught trout. Really recommended.
Very nice beer garden with great views.

Hauzenberg: birreria – a special kind of gastronomy

The best, handcrafted beers from the local private brewery Apostelbräu can be enjoyed here as well as an exceptionally good pizza. Trational beers made from ancient grain, craft beers or oak barrel aged beers – an experience for every beer lover.

Passau: Das Oberhaus ( Veste Oberhaus )

High above the roofs of Passau, you can unwind and indulge your taste buds while enjoying a unique panoramic view of the Three River City Passau

Passau: Scharfrichter Haus

Restaurant in Passau with cultural progam and movie theater


Celtic Village Gabreta

In the only Celtic village of the Bavarian Forest you can experience the prehistory and early settlement of the Bavarian Forest up close.
The Celtic village was reconstructed on findings from the 12th – 2nd century BC. Everything is to touch and try.

Dreisessel in the Bavarian Forest

With its 1333 meters, the Dreisessel is the eighth highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest. Once the kings of Bavaria, Bohemia and Austria gathered here on the top of the mountain to set the borders of their lands. Even today, the Dreisesselberg is considered a landmark for the border triangle Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. Because of the paved hiking trail to the summit Dreisessel is very popular as a destination for families with baby carriages and older people. The 8 m high stone columns offer a magnificent view of the southeastern Bavarian Forest.
The hiking area around the Dreisessel is one of the most varied hiking areas of the Bavarian Forest.

Granite Christmas – Christkindlmarkt in Hauzenberg

From 28.11.2019 on all Advent weekends Thursday to Sunday: A special experience with a fantastic atmosphere is the “Granitweihnacht” in Hauzenberg, an unusual Christmas market that takes place every year in Advent on the site of the “Steinwelten” (stone worlds) in the old quarry. It is definitely worth a visit.

Hiking holiday & cycling Bavarian Forest

In direct and near surroundings there are a variety of hikes for young and old. One of the most beautiful cycling experiences is certainly the Danube Cycle Path from Passau to Vienna. The surrounding area is also ideal for mountain bike tours.

Hiking on the Goldsteig

The Goldsteig leads through the low mountain ranges of the Upper Palatinate and Bavarian Forest. With a new route through the Czech Republic, unlimited hiking is now possible.

Neuschönau: Baumwipfelpfad (Treetop path)

Perhaps the longest treetop path in the world can be found in the Bavarian Forest near Neuschönau. On a barrier-free length of approx. 1.3 km in total, it takes visitors to a seemingly different world and offers unique views and experiences. A maximum gradient of 6% allows wheelchair and stroller access to walk in 8 to 25 meters above the forest floor in unspoiled nature.

Passau: Veste Oberhaus and Oberhausmuseum

In the 800-year-old Veste Oberhaus, history comes alive in a unique way. With 65,000 square meters of converted space, it is one of the largest surviving castles in Europe. In addition to the Oberhaus Museum, the Veste now houses the Culture | Youth Hostel Passau, the observatory and the restaurant “Das Oberhaus”. The view from the Veste on Passau and the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz is overwhelming.

Steinwelten (Worlds of Stone)

Since 2006, the “Steinwelten” – worlds of stone – in the “Granitzentrum Bayerischer Wald” in Hauzenberg have fascinated visitors with their monumental architecture, exciting productions and informative exhibitions. The stories about the granite, this cold blood of the earth, inspire children like adults, professionals and laymen alike. An abandoned quarry with a romantic lake form the grandiose backdrop for a unique architecture that forms an intimate unity with the themes and contents that are staged in the house and in a historic log break. A special experience is the “Granitweihnacht” (Christmas of granite), which takes place every year in the Advent on the grounds of the Steinwelten.

Three-river tour in Passau

A special highlight, which should not be missed during a visit to the beautiful three-river city of Passau, is the three-river tour.

Wednesday walkers

Walking in every weather and in every season! Every Wednesday, 1 pm
Tourists and guests are always welcome to take part in this event together  with locals.]]>

Winter sports

Winter sports, Skiing and snowboarding – fun nearby

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