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Town Hall Tower: Neo-Gothic


The 38-meter high neo-Gothic tower belongs to the Old Town Hall built in Venetian style. Through a pointed arch portal on the first floor, you enter the tourist information. In a similarly shaped opening in the central part of the tower, the carillon is visible. Above the tower clock with an ornamented clock face, the spire begins. Round arches decorate the corners of the circumferential balcony. The 24 coats of arms on the four sides of the tower stand for the countries that founded the German Empire in Versailles in 1871. 


In 1811, the previous Baroque tower was demolished due to dilapidation. Construction of the new tower began in 1889, and two groups fought over its appearance: One wanted a showpiece á la Neuschwanstein Castle, the other a plain oriel tower. At that time, the newly built tower had a spire several meters high. In 1938, this spire was sawed off - allegedly because it was dilapidated. Another version says that this spire was destroyed only in the last days of April 1945. The tower was renovated in 2019 due to weathering damage. 

Town Hall

Rathausplatz 2
94032 Passau
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Telefon: +49(0)851 396-610


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