The city of Passau was at the time of the Prince Bishops an important center of power and a magnificent residence, administrative and economic center.
On the Georgsberg high above the Danube, Prince-Bishop Ulrich II had the foundation stone laid in 1219 for the Veste Oberhaus, which lies opposite the old town of Passau on the left bank of the Danube. The view from the Veste on Passau is overwhelming.
In addition to the Upper House Museum, the Veste now houses the Culture | Youth Hostel Passau, the observatory and the restaurant “Das Oberhaus”. In addition, the Georgsberg with the Oberhauser Leite is a building block in the Europe-wide nature reserve system Natura 2000.
In the 800-year-old Veste Oberhaus, history comes alive in a unique way. With 65,000 square meters it is one of the largest surviving castles in Europe.
Experience exciting exhibitions in the Oberhaus Museum and let the unique atmosphere of the historic castle walls and fortified towers take their toll on you. Visit the Georgskapelle in the heart of the castle with its wonderful Gothic frescoes and enjoy the unique view of the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz from the battery Linde.