On Wednesday, my mum, my brother and I went on a little outing to Passau, a city in Eastern Lower Bavaria, about two hours drive away. The settlement that would eventually become Passau has been in existence since the 2nd century BC, and it makes the perfect entry for travelwithintent’s weekly Look Up Look Down photo challenge.
Passau is known as the “city of the three rivers”, because it’s where the Ilz and the Inn join one of Europe’s greatest rivers, the Danube. At the point where the rivers unite, the water is two different colours, because one carries much more sediment than the others:
Does it look like this in “real life”, we wondered, or just on the “official” board put up for tourists? It was hard to tell at ground level, so we decided to make our way all the way up to the fortification and take a good look from above.
From our lofty vantage point, Passau did look like a toy town.
There’ll be more on Passau, and on its FOOD in subsequent posts 🙂