Why should I book a hotel in Passau?
Known as 'The city of three rivers', Passau is a pretty waterfront town located along the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers on the southern German boarder with Austria. You will find many hotels in Passau located along these rivers, which each have a distinct colour: the Danube is blue; the Ilz, black and the Inn, green.
What is there to see next to my hotel in Passau?
Passau's Altstadt (Old Town) is based around the confluence point of the rivers, and is easy walking distance from the modern part of the city. If you have time between meetings, wander along its cobbled streets and passageways to reach the water's edge. There is a lot to see in the Old Town, including the Museum of Modern Art which displays over 2,000 installations by contemporary artists. Passau is also the departure point for boat excursions along the Danube, which makes for a fantastic day trip if you have the time.
Why is Passau great for a business trip?
Passau is located in Bavaria, a region of Germany with one of the largest economies in Europe and is an important industrial area. Many large businesses have a base in Passau, including mechanical engineering company ZF Group, and IT consultancy firm msg Systems. Close to the border with Austria, Passau has fantastic transport links across Europe on its high-speed railway lines, with frequent services to Munich, the nearest international airport. As a vibrant University town, Passau is home to a large student population. The University is renowned for its Economics, Law, Theology and Computer Science departments and the city hosts the annual KSEM (Knowledge, Science, Engineering and Management) conference, based at the university campus.
Which attractions are around my hotel in Passau?
Passau's Old Town is notable for its Gothic and Baroque architecture. The city's biggest draw is St Stephen's Cathedral. Inside you will find ornate Italian Baroque frescos and Europe's biggest church pipe organ. There are free daily concerts here in the summer months. Around a five minute walk from St Stephen's is Scharfrichterhaus, an important historic building designated as a national historical treasure. A former executioner's house it is now a lively entertainment venue which stages international jazz and cabaret events. The restaurant serves a selection of local wines and dishes and is modelled on a 20th-century Viennese bistro, a perfect place to unwind after a busy day.