Passau, the last town we visit in Germany, is known as the city of three rivers. The Inn and the Ilz rivers flow into the Danube. It has a population of about 50,000 and 12,000 of them are students at the University of Passau.
Our tour took us in a circle around the middle of the old town. It’s amazing how high the river(s) have gotten at times. There’s a photo of a chart painted on the building. We saw lots of Gothic and Baroque architecture. Naturally, we headed to the Dachshund Museum. It’s cute and very much about the dog. We think that our dog, Tickle, would have felt at home here.
We sat at a local pub, outside under the umbrellas. Can you guess what we ordered? Yes, Liquid bread!
St. Peter’s Cathedral sports the world’s largest organ. Actually, it is four that can be used as one.
We attended the concert at noon and it was a full house. Incense filled the air and we took our seats near the back of the church.
The music was magnificently played by Brigitte Fruth. Jorge started to nod a bit from the beer at lunch but immediately came to pleasurable attention upon hearing the first notes of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccatta Fugue in Dm.
If you don’t remember it click here to listen to it. It is the music Jorge’s iPhone plays when there’s a spam caller. Funny!
It was inspiring enough to go back to the ship and eat again. Yes, lunch! It’s just decadent but no one is complaining very much.