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Residence Square & Wittelsbach Fountain

The splendid mansions, the sublime residence and the gothic cathedral choir: The Residence Square is a total artwork. It is known as one of the most beautiful baroque squares north of the Alpes. In its middle, the Wittelsbach Fountain with its rippling cascades completes the Mediterranean flair.

Once the square was named "Unter den Krämern" ("beneath the grocers"). Until 1712, the cities big warehouse was located here. It was torn down for the construction of the New Bishop's Residence, prompted by Bishop Lamberg whose court became too big for the Old Residence.

Mary and the three angels Danube, Inn and Ilz

The fountain was built in 1903 in Passau in the occasion of 100 years as part of Bavaria. The Wittelsbach Fountain was created by the Munich-based sculptor Jakob Bradl. It shows Mary on the middle column. At her feet, there are three angels that symbolize Passau's three rivers: Angel "Danube" wears ears of wheat in its hair, angel "Ilz" is adorned with pearls and angel "Inn" wears a Tyrolean hat.

 

Accessibility

• Limited accessibility for wheelchairs (cobblestones, steps)
• Nearest disabled parking: building Residenzplatz 11
• Public handicapped lavatory nearby at Zengergasse (open door with Euro key)

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