A Journal, with Pictures

Vilshofen and Passau, Germany

by on Sep.19, 2015, under Happenings

We board our ship at the small German village of Vilshofen. The AMASonota is an amazing new ship and we are settled into our spacious cabin instantly. We gather and are briefed on the trip, then we are off to our first event which is a local “Octoberfest” in August that is being held in the Village. We enjoy a stien of beer and see the lasses serving 10 huge stiens at a time while we listen to the Omp Pa Pa band. We then are back to the ship for the first of our many great meals aboard. We explore the village of Vilshofen the next moring then we set sail for Passau.

 

We dock next to the city center in Passau. Overlooking the city is the imposing a acient Veste Oberhaus fortress. The old part of the city sits on a peninsula formed by the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and the Liz rivers. Passau was the largest bishopric in the Holy Roman Empire and the legacy continues today with over 52 churches in town with the most imposing being St. Stephens Cathedral, which contains the world’s largest pipe organ.

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