And a month later I continue…
After a relaxing night on the river cruise ship we sailed on into the town of Passau, Germany known as the place where 3 rivers, the Danube, Inn and Ilz all meet. This is also a place where 3 countries meet with Austria to the South and Czech Republic to the East.
After meeting my local guide down by the boat, we continued to a beer restaurant high in the hills above the town near the Veste Oberhaus, the city’s famous fortress. The wonderful chef, Joseph at Das Oberhaus prepared me an incredibly delicious duck dish while we talked about his life and the food and beer. What a gorgeous spot and the food was delicious.
With this very short time in Passau, we now head back down to the town and Brigitte takes me to this very old Bavarian restaurant and wine cellar, Heilig-Geist- Stiftschenke, (don’t ask me what that means.) There are many different dining rooms and even an outdoor area but we went down to the cellar that is mainly used for private events and dinners. We devoured some fantastic pastries while she told me a bit about the interesting history of the place that dates back thousands of years when it served as a Franciscan monastery in the 14th century.
It was time to get back to the ship and on the way back I noticed a tiny but funky looking bar that had outside tables with sheepskin blankets on all the chairs. As it turns out, Brigitte knew the owner and we were invited to have a specialty hot (but spiked) drink of his as well as some chocolates to go along with it while staying cosy with our blankets. It was so nice I didn’t really want to leave.
I have to admit, I didn’t know anything about Passau before coming here and now that I do, I wish we had more time.
Off to Austria next.
All the Best,