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High above Passau the Veste Oberhaus, the former residence of the prince-bishops and one of the largest surviving castle complexes in Europe, invites visitors on a journey through the centuries. Within the historic walls of the fortification the Oberhausmuseum presents exciting exhibitions which open a window into life in a castle during the Middle Ages and shine a light on Passau’s colourful history and its importance as a centre of trade over the centuries.


The exhibitions:

  • Fascination middle ages - earthly life
  • Fascination middle ages - spiritual life
  • Passau - myth and history
  • Guilds and craft - the mystery of the brotherhoods
  • Bohemian Forest Museum
  • Hans Wimmer Collection
  • Historical Apothecary
  • Passau Porcelain
  • Fire Museum

The Observation Tower

In the newly reopened Observation Tower, multimedia installations offer glimpses of distant eras, while a climb to the upper platform is
rewarded by unrivalled panoramic views.

For more exciting facts about the museum and the fortress...

... visit the website of Veste Oberhaus.

Tip: The Veste Oberhaus app gives you the opportunity to explore the castle grounds on various tours and conjures up long-vanished people and events. Download in Google Play Store or iTunes.



• Castle complex itself not accessible for the disabled
• Elevator to the New Rampart viewpoint, to Outer and Inner Bailey
• Assisting person recommended
• No disabled access to Observation Tower, exhibition rooms, St George’s Chapel and viewpoint Linde Battery
• Three steps to ticket office and the museum shop
• Public disabled parking area at the car park above the Fortress
• Shuttle bus and public bus not suitable for wheelchair users (high entry)
• No wheelchair-accessible toilet in the castle
• Public toilet with disabled access at the sports field above the castle (access with Euro key)
• Folding stools available

For further information, click here.

Bus Shuttle

  • Bus shuttle according to museum opening times; daily on the half hour from Town Hall Square to the Fortress and backwards (click for timetable)
  • City bus number K5 (small bus) on the full hour from Central Bus Station (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof; click for timetable).
  • Show your bus ticket and get discount on museum entrance fee!
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Fortress & Museum Veste Oberhaus

Oberhaus 125
94034 Passau
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Phone: +49(0)851 396 800

Opening hours

Mar. 15 – Nov. 15, 2021:

Mon., Thur., Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sat., Sun., Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 26., 2021 – Jan. 6, 2022:

daily 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed on Silvester)

Entrance fee (incl. tower)
Adults 5,00 EUR
Reduced 4,00 EUR
Families 10,00 EUR
Children up to 6 free
Groups from 15 P. 4,00 EUR p.p.
School classes 2,00 EUR p.p.


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