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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Spitzberg Passau
Bad a very pleasant stay there. Friendly staff, good and quiet location, comfy room, big breakfast buffet.
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... is much smaller than other towns we have been to and easier for me to take in all the information. Germany is Roman Catholic so they use the churches in the towns and they have a lengthy history with the church. There is a religion tax of 10% to keep the churches in good shape. Some Germans chose to denounce their religion so they do not have to pay the tax - but ...
... We could hear it through the night because of the vibration that was caused on the hull. So we can continue on.
Today we were in three countries - Austria, Czech Republic and then Germany.
So we have been to Slovakia and now the Chech Republic. Border crossings have been easy as they are all part of the European Union. Normally no border checks, but there are police there now to make sure there are no Syrian refugees stowed away in the vehicles!
... flourishing city lost its valuable trade.
Passau's magnificent baroque St Stephen's Cathedral located on the highest point in old town. It was nearly destroyed by fire in 1662 when fire swept through the town. It was rebuilt and since 1928 has been home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. It has 17,974 organ pipes, 233 stops and four carillons. All five parts of the organ can be played at once or separately from the main keyboard.
We were supposed to be in Regensburg today, but with the change in cruise plans, we spent the day touring Passau. After a leisurely lunch, we headed out on a walking tour. This little city was up in the hills a little. Again, we saw a village similar to what we've been seeing. The church, and a few other buildings, however were much more magnificent. They were built more ...
We're going to do a total boat swap today with the Viking Var.
Next port on the original itinerary is Passau, Germany. However, the Danube in Passau is too shallow (by a few inches) for our boat to sail past so we are docked in Linz (Austrian side of impasse). The Viking Var is cruising in the opposite direction from ours and cannot get beyond the impasse from their location on the German side of the impasse. So ...