Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)

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Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)

Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)
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redeco
Warren, MA9,332 contributions
Dec 2010
The Altes Rathaus is worth the time and effort for a visit. Several of the public chambers are open to the public; rest rooms are free; and a small exhibit area is interesting. The largest of the chambers has lofty ceilings and stained glass windows and appears to be in use by the city. Seating and sound system is in place suggesting large gatherings.

Another smaller room appears to be a council chamber with a magnificent baroque ceiling fresco of the Danube, depicted by a Reubenesque nude figure attended by water nymphs. See it if you can.

Enjoy.
Written February 19, 2011
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LakeIslandGirl
Ormond Beach, FL362 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
This is an attractive City Hall with stone tower which is adjacent to the river. It is worth a stop to see the high water marks from previous year's floods. It is worth a stop but you won't need more than five minutes or so. It is a good meeting point as it is visible from a large part of the city.
Written November 9, 2016
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Kevin F
Lincoln, UK3,224 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
Whilst on an Emerald Danube River Cruise we stopped in Passau and saw this beautiful building. The most interesting thing externally are the water marks which are located at the corner of the building. Due to the fact that Passau is known as the "City of Three Rivers"it suffers regularly from flooding. Last year in 2013 it suffered its worst flooding in 500 years. Inside there are many paintings.
Written November 16, 2014
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James B
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK326 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
We arrived here by train having traveled from Melk, Austria. we had hoped to make good use of the Danube but October is the back end of the season for them and so far we have been unable to get any river transport (although further on through our travels we do find a ferry service, but that comes later). Just opposite the railway station there is an Information Office where you can get a map of the area and details of what to see and do and where to eat and sleep. We prefer to have a wander a round the area checking hotels. I found a lovely place about 10-15 minutes walk from the station situated on the right hand bank of the river when facing upriver. Over the Danube and follow the road as it bears to the left going up a hill. A short way up this hill you will find this lovely hotel that is well clear of any flood levels called Hotel Atrium and the bonus was we got it at a very competitive rate Passua and the hotel looked really nice so we decided to stay for 2 nights. We had a good wander around the main part of Passau which is on an island in the middle of the Danube. It was here where we began to notice the damage from the floods earlier in the year and also just how high it reached. The next day we again went for a good walk around, crossing over the island onto the opposite bank and then recrossing back onto the island for further exploration before heading eventually back to our hotel. When crossing the bridges we noticed lots of padlocks fastened to parts of the structures of the bridges and looking closer there were inscriptions on the padlocks (padlocks of love), very nice. The whole area despite the awful flooding earlier looks very clean and tidy with lots of small streets to wander down and explore. After our second night we caught another train to take us to Regensburg.
Written November 24, 2013
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folieske4
Antwerp, Belgium7,285 contributions
The Town Hall of 1298-1408 and is located on the right bank of the Danube. The corresponding 68 m high tower was not completed until 1893. The building on the top floor with two large paintings from the year 1890 by Ferdinand Wagner is worth the effort: Kriemhild’s passage through the gate of Paul in Passau, and the marriage of the Emperor Leopold I and princess Eleonore von Palatinate-Neuburg, 1676 In the small Hall of the Council paintings are on display about the history of the city. The Ratskeller is part of the townhall: it serves as restaurant with outside seating.
Written October 3, 2010
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BreezeRidge3
Scottsdale, AZ502 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We left our cruise ship and spent the day wandering around Passau, from the quant cobbled streets to the murals and the clock tower it had a lovely old world charm about it. You can take in as much or as little as you like but make sure you peek into every open door because you're bound to be in for a pleasant surprise behind a least a few of the doors. We also took advantage of a guided tour in the morning courtesy of another local guide which made for a very informative and entertaining few hours. Don't miss the water level markings on one of the buildings it will boggle your mind.
Written August 22, 2018
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Suwanna C
207 contributions
May 2018 • Family
Our river cruise was set to depart from this lovely small German town of Passau, where 3 rivers meet (Danube, Inn, IIz) near the Austrian border. We were so fortunate to have been there when the clock began chiming before we were to depart. View from the bridge across from the town center is absolutely amazing! Wish we had more time to explore the lovely, peaceful Passau.
Written June 11, 2018
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada2,071 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
The courtyard outside is a good place to stay and learn about the history of this city from all the tour guide. There are chairs and picnic tables for you to enjoy lunch or snack, or just rest up. The Danube is in front, castle is across and the whole old town is behind you. Great place!
Written May 2, 2018
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Tom D
Tranquility, NJ822 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Outside the Altes Rathaus are the High Water Marks showing the floods across the ages - very interesting and amazing it's a way of life here. The Rathaus Platz is also quaint.
Written August 2, 2017
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Hubert645
Aalst, Belgium529 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
The Town Hall of Passau is located close to the banks of the Danube. It actually consists of two or three buildings: on the one hand, the Old Town Hall with the 'Rathausturm' and the historic 'Rathaussaal' and, on the other hand, the New Town Hall. Since October 2007 also the former main customs office forms part of the Passau town hall ('Rathaus Altes Zollhaus').

Today's building 'Altes Rathaus' dates from the years 1393 to 1683, on which also a small memorial plaque (on the side of the 'Rathaus', facing the 'Schrottgasse'). In the courtyard, the 'Liendlbrunnen' can be seen today.

Worthwhile to enjoy a lunch on the square before the 'Altes Rathaus', when the weather is fine.
Written February 7, 2017
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