The Roman museum of the fort Boiotro occupies a late medieval house in the central Passau-Innstadt. It incorporates the foundations of late Roman Boiotro, a fortification built by the Romans around AD 280. The name of the fortress is known from the literary description of the life of the Roman diplomat Severinus, who established a small monastery within its ruins in the late 5th century.
Since 2021, Kastell Boiotro is part of the UNESCO world heritage "Roman Danube Limes".
Surviving sections of the fortification walls and watchtowers are visible in the open space and integrated into the museum. The museum exhibits 600 objects. Together with references to ancient sources, explanatory texts and numerous models these vividly illustrate the 400 years history of Roman rule in this town on the northern frontier of the Empire. Digital media including touchscreens, a light installation and a virtual reconstruction of the military and civilian sites at Passau bring its complex Roman history to life.
This direct connection between the visible original walls of the fortress, the objects found on the site of the museum, and a related historical narrative, enables visitors to the Roman museum of the fort of Boiotro to physically bridge the passage of time and see, feel and understand the city’s Roman past.
Special exhibition 2024
From March 1, 2024, the special exhibition "Römer Abenteuer Welterbe" ("Romans Adventure World Heritage") is presented on loan from Lauriacum museum in Enns (Upper Austria). An info wall all about the Danube Limes will be new as well.
• Public disabled parking nearby (building Jahnstraße 1)
• Museum not accessible for wheelchairs
• Outdoor area accessible for wheelchairs
• Assisting person is recommended
|(Operator: City of Passau)
|Children, students, groups from 10 p.
|2,00 EUR p.p.