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Rathaus Review

Passau's 14th-century town hall sits like a Venetian merchant's house on a small square fronting the Danube. It was the home of a wealthy German merchant before being declared the seat of city government after a 1298 uprising. Two assembly rooms have wall paintings depicting scenes from local history and legend, including the (fictional) arrival in the city of Siegfried's fair Kriemhild, from the Nibelungen fable. The Rathaus tower has Bavaria's largest glockenspiel, which plays daily at 10:30 am, 2 pm, and 7:25 pm, with an additional performance at 3:30 pm on Saturday.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rathauspl., Passau, 93042 | Map It
  • Phone: 0851/3960
  • Cost: €1.50
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct. and late Dec.–early Jan., daily 10–4
  • Location: Passau
Updated: 11-13-2013

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