Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Passau, Germany

Passau which is known as the City of Three Rivers.It is also one of Germany's interesting city. We visited this city last May 2007. We went walking around and was fascinated by the beauty of the place. Looking to its old and historical buildings is also very interesting for me because of my interest in history. I was greatly amazed by the fresco of their Cathedral known as the St. Stephan Dom (cathedral). The paintings on the ceilings are just very magnificent and so beautiful. I had been to the different churches and cathedrals in Germany like the famous one in Cologne, Wuerzburg, Nuremberg, Munich, etc. but this one is for me is the most beautiful with regards to design and art. Truly amazing!!! I love this place..hope to be back again next time..

hope you see more next time of the different places in Europe especially to the ones where I had been to...see you later friends!!! keep visiting!!

the very beautiful fresco of St. Stephan Cathedral. That is the famous organ in Passau which is considered to be the biggest around the world.

a monument in the city of Passau

the Danube River (Donau River) in Passau

overlooking the Veste Oberhaus..the castle in Passau.....
and she is there to show some evidence...

Some little info from my friend in the net, Wikipedia about Passau, Germany

Passau (Latin: Batavis or Batavia, also Passavium; Italian: Passavia; Czech: Pasov) is a town in Lower Bavaria, Eastern Bavaria, Germany, known also as the Dreiflüssestadt (City of Three Rivers), because the Danube is joined there by the Inn from the South, and the Ilz coming out of the Bavarian Forest to the North.

Its population is 50,415, of whom about 10,000 are students at the local University of Passau. The university, founded in the late 1970s, is the extension of the Institute for Catholic Studies (Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät) founded in 1622. It is renowned in Germany for its institutes of Economics, Law, Theology, Computer Sciences and Cultural Science.

Main Sights

Tourism in Passau focuses mainly on the three rivers, the St. Stephen's Cathedral (Der Passauer Stephansdom) and the "Old City" (Die Altstadt). With 17,774 pipes, the organ at St. Stephen's was long held to be the largest church pipe organ in the world and is today second in size only to the organ at First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, which was expanded in 1994. Organ concerts are held daily between May and September. St.Stephen is a true masterpiece of Italian Baroque,built by Italian architect Carlo Lurago and decorated in part by Carpoforo Tencalla. Many river cruises down the Danube start at Passau and there is a cycling path all the way down to Vienna. It is also notable for its gothic and baroque architecture. The town is dominated by the Veste Oberhaus and the former fortress of the Bishop, on the mountain crest between the Danube and the Ilz rivers. Right beside the town hall is the Scharfrichterhaus, an important jazz and cabaret stage on which political cabaret is performed.

2 comments:

twinks said...

wow ka nice ana nga place sis oi..
kanus-a pa kaha ko maka adto diha.. sa dam-go lamang! hahaha..
hoist! ng email ko nimo..na intriga noon ko sa imong gicomment sa akong blog..hahaha.. chicka minuto!

Euroangel said...

elow sis..cge lang ampo lang kanunay nga madaug ta lotto...hahaha...nus-a pa kaya....blogging na lang gani ta arun naa ta palit bulad ug ginamos ug pang-laag pa jud..hahaha...ayo2 diha...happy to see you here

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