The very beautiful and historic city of Passau is often called the 3-rivers city, as it is located on a peninsula in the junction of the Donau, Ilz and Inn rivers. The Altstadt (old town) was severely flooded on June 2, 2013 as a result of several days of rain in the watershed of the three rivers. Peak heights of floods as early as 1501 are displayed on a wall at the Altes Rathaus (old city hall, below.) The level in 2013 was well above the 1501 mark in the photo at left. Flood water reaches the base of the wall on average once every 5 years, inundating the cruise ship quay.
Please Note: EuroCanals is a publisher of waterway guides; we do not book cruises, we tell you where to go and how to do it. Go To EuroCanals Guide for the Donau river