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Alte Bischofliche Residenz (Old Bishop's Residence)

Residenzplatz 8, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
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Impressive architecture

Worth a walk to view the Old Bishops Residence. This is where the prince-bishops ruled secular and... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
thewillow
,
Australia
impressive outside but tours only include foyer and staircase and thus not a lot to see

This is a beautiful building on the outside with a pretty staircase but only barely gets 3 stars as... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
John E
,
Ballwin, Missouri
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Residenzplatz 8, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Worth a walk to view the Old Bishops Residence. This is where the prince-bishops ruled secular and religious life for hundreds of years. Lovely staircase and painted ceilings.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is a beautiful building on the outside with a pretty staircase but only barely gets 3 stars as an attraction because tours only include the outside, the foyer and the staircase, which while attractive, doesn't really give you all that much to see, especially...More

Thank John E
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

The Prince-Bishops certainly lived in luxury here and even more so in Warzburg. This is now a museum and the Baroque staircase, paintings and ceiling are worth seeing if you have time. From the front door it is just a short walk along a narrow...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

This very interesting building was on our tour from the Viking river cruise. The prince bishops lived quite well. Very well preserved and the paintings and ceilings are quite inspiring to view.

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our Passau walking tour guide just brought us into the building to see the staircase & frescoes on the ceiling. Really beautiful work - worth stopping in to see. We did not tour the museum.

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Striking to see how well the Prince Bishop lived. Now a museum the building is most interesting in its own right. The various influence of baroque and others in the style, decoration and color is very interesting.

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

If you are on your own and exploring the buildings in town worth a stop you will see a lot of Romanesque sculpture and a beautiful fresco on the ceiling. Stop in the library a beautiful room

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Once upon a time the bishop princes (they were both) resided in this residenz and made their way to St. Stephen's cathedral via a covered passage which you'll walk under to reach the doors to this place. The doors are gorgeous and once inside you...More

Thank kwagmeister
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

The nicest thing here is the frescos on the entry staircase which is free to see. the stuff on the inside is not worth the money or the time to see.

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Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Yes he really did sleep here. During his campaigns throughout this part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Napoleon did establish his wartime headquarters in this Residenz. There are some nice paintings, but the Napoleon link is really the claim to fame. The residence, of course, is...More

Thank EDD1967_83
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