Spring Break 2018: Passau, Germany

For spring break this year, I booked a Viking River Cruise for myself and brought my mom.

After a good night’s sleep in our cozy beds, we woke up to this view from our little window.

29664802_10100262859699448_5591806863019049799_o

I was up early to walk around the charming little town of Passau. Of all the towns/cities we visited, Passau was the easiest to navigate.

I walked from the ship to the confluence of the three rivers (Danube, Inn, and Ilz) and over to the Impromenade, a grassy paved walkway along the Inn River.

29573196_10100263238335658_5314810895686677846_n

18301078_10100263174249088_179211007913304143_n

On our tour later, we saw the flood marks on the Town Hall building as well as visited art alley and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. We could not go in since there was a service occurring at the time so we were unable to see the largest church pipe organ in Europe!

29793485_10100263238275778_1752669926756734761_n

After the tour, we stopped by Simon Confiserie for my mom to pick up a peach cake and I got a chocolate truffle with gold speckles, but this modern coffee shop was my favorite. Schöffberger is steps away from St. Stephen’s Cathedral in an alley way on the way to Simon Confiserie.

29598208_10100263086889158_8042053244179419891_n29791479_10100263086934068_2567654613513170676_n

Then, I climbed up to Veste Oberhaus, a former military fortress, for a view of the Danube and Inn Rivers. I could also see the Ilz River.

29597705_10100263239633058_1836456885482357089_n

Passau was the perfect introduction to Europe with its gothic and baroque architecture, which resulted in these cute colorful box houses that reminded me of Ikea and not so much Germany. It was quaint and dreamy.

Little known fact: young Hitler lived here with his family for two years…

Have you visited Passau or another town like this? I’d love to know for next time I’m in Europe!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s