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Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)

Rathausplatz 2, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
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Danube flood waters reached 42 feet in 2013

Just a quick view of the building exterior on a walking tour of the city. Very enlightening to see... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Larry C
Beautiful

Like all over Europe, each city has an old town and Passau is no exception. Easy to walk, with... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
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Rathausplatz 2, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Just a quick view of the building exterior on a walking tour of the city. Very enlightening to see the marker at the edge of the tower showing the different heights of Danube floodwaters over the past 516 years. The neo-Gothic tower built 1889-1892 has...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Like all over Europe, each city has an old town and Passau is no exception. Easy to walk, with historic buildings, churches and in Dec you have the Christmas Fairs. This area is friendly for the elderly or handicap. Stone roads, hilly and sometimes steps....More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

the building was very cool and the plaza out front, with flowers, etc. was very outstanding. great view of the river and area across the river.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful structure / building. The Christmas market was located within a very short distance. The inside of the Town hall was ok, but the location was great for shopping area and market. Great photo opportunities.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

A typical Rathaus for southern Germany. You will walk past it on your way around town, but not really worth spending any extra time.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This building houses a large glockenspiel as well as government offices. If you have the time wait for the glockenspiel to play. The area has been a flood zone as late as 2013, hard to understand that in this day and age. It was the...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

During our Viking River cruise, we started in Passau and saw the Old Town Hall as part of our walking tour. The building is interesting and they keep track of the highest flood levels on the wall of this building.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Only saw the outside of the building as time was against us on our guided tour. Very impressive building with exterior paintings along its length. Most notable point of interest is the high water levels marked on the wall which indicate the depth of the...More

Thank Onleaveagain
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Town hall dating from the 14th century, this building houses a large glockenspiel as well as government offices. Classic architecture. Has been able to withstand several floods of the Danube, as witnessed by the markings on the side wall. There are some interesting large paintings...More

Thank MaryKop
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Amazing how quickly Passau has recovered from the floods of 2013. There are markings on the wall of the Town Hall to show where the flood water has reached over the years, and the flood of 2013 was the second highest.

Thank PAWCarol
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