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Take the Shuttle Buss

Take the shuttle bus up to the top and spend 30 minutes taking in the views and then take the bus... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bill F
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Overland Park, Kansas
A climb well worth it

I took the 20 + minute climb up the steps. I'm 69, out of shape, overweight and had no real hard... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RWHinze
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Georgia
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Within the almost 800-year-old fortification Veste Oberhaus you can experience living history. With an enclosed area of 65.000m2 it is one of Europes’s largest preserved castle complexes. High above Passau within the historic walls of the...more
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Passau, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Take the shuttle bus up to the top and spend 30 minutes taking in the views and then take the bus back down.

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the 20 + minute climb up the steps. I'm 69, out of shape, overweight and had no real hard time making it to the top. Took only two stops to rest. Once at the top there were great views. The museum is first...More

1  Thank RWHinze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steps to this is approached near the main bridge from the town, the steps do not go all the way so don’t let them put you off, the route levels out to gravel inclined paths. The opportunity is great for views over the town.

Thank waldorf53
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Nothing in Passau tops this view and especially with visitors that’s a must go place Price level is rather high but taking the cheese platter with a few Augustiner and enjoying the view is fantastic The waiters are generally friendly and funny like the guy...More

1  Thank tqrlinkamp
Reviewed 4 May 2018

A castle on top of the hill is typical setting for an old city. This one is from the 13th century. The hill seem high from the city. However, it is medium challenge to hike up there; just lots of steps and good walking paths...More

1  Thank Jim P
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Everything about this fortress appealled to me. We caught the minibus up from the old town which deposited us out side the huge gates. On entering the museum we viewed amazing exhibits from Roman times to the 15th century. The security guard was amazing and...More

2  Thank NomadicWarriors
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I stayed at the youth hostel for a couple of nights - and found it surprising that my fellow guests were young families and older single travelers rather than youths. It was a friendly place offering the kind of adventure that kids love - and...More

Thank ullreva
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Really well cared for Castle in a prime position. We didn’t have time to tour however being able to walk around the extensive courtyards and explore on our own was great. Worth a look.

Thank Macca6178
Reviewed 4 January 2018

An impressive, well maintained fortress dating back to 1000 with a stunning view over Passau, the three rivers and its Austrian hinterland. Veste Oberhaus is the former residence of Passau´s bishops and offers a variety of exhibitions and events all the year round. Easy to...More

Thank Helga R
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

A very old fortress located on a hill now converted into a museum and hostel. A restaurant also available. The view from this site is great. It overlooks the town of old passau and we can also see where the 3 rivers meet. Lovely place

Thank Micaella A
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