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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.



• 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 - PDF, 40 KB)
  • Show your bus ticket and get discount on museum entrance fee!
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Veste Oberhaus & Oberhausmuseum

Oberhaus 125
94034 Passau
Adresse in Google Maps anzeigen
Telefon: +49(0)851 396 800



Mar. 15 - Nov. 15

Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sat., Sun., holidays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Dec. 25, 2023 - Jan. 6, 2024 daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed on Dec. 31)


Observation Tower:

Mar. 15 - Nov. 15

Mon., Thu., Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sat., Sun., holidays 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Entrance fee (incl. tower) (Operator: City of Passau)
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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