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Old Town of Passau
The City of Passau is the capital of Niederbayern, the easternmost part of Bavaria, Germany. It is also known as the City of three rivers, because the Danube River is joined there by the Inn River coming from the south and the Ilz River[?] comming out of the Bavarian Forest to the north. (Interesting fact: the Inn is the biggest river of the three and therefore the Danube should really be called Inn from Passau on).

Other facts:

  • Population ca. 50,000 with 8,000 students at the local University of Passau[?].
  • University of Passau was founded in the later 1970s extending the centuries old Institute for Catholic Studies; it is known in Germany especially for its institutes of Economics, Law, Computer Sciences and Cultural Science.
  • Tourist attractions are the three rivers, the old Cathedral called "The Passau Dome" (Der Passauer Dom), and the old part of the City called "The Old City" (Die Altstadt). From here many river cruises down the Danube start and there is a cyling path all the way down to Vienna.
  • Due to the large student population there is a large number of bars and restaurants available.



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