Passau Residence Square

Passau Residence Square


Baroque square in the old town

One of the most beautiful baroque squares north of the Alps is located in the middle of Passau’s old town. Surrounded by magnificent houses, the impressive Episcopal Residence and the Gothic cathedral choir, the Residenzplatz presents itself as a historical work of art. Until 1712, the square was still called “Unter den Krämern” (Among the Shopkeepers), as Passau’s largest warehouse was located here – the so-called Kramhaus. In the middle of Residenzplatz is the Wittelsbach Fountain, built in 1903 by the Munich sculptor Jakob Bradl to celebrate 100 years of Bavarian affiliation. Next to Mary, three small angels are depicted here to symbolise the rivers Dona, Inn and Ilz.


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