As Germany's top port along the Danube River, many river cruises begin and/or finish here and let you explore the city and its scenic countryside by bike, foot, or on coach tours. A walking tour of the city will teach you about the fortifications and town squares like Rathaus, Domplatz, Residenzplatz, as well as the fantastic example of Baroque architecture - St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. If you travel here in December, you will see the city in vibrant and festive colors for its traditional Christmas Market, where you can find authentic, hand-crafted German souvenirs. Your cruise will continue on to other eastern European towns, including Melk & Vienna in Austria, Esztergom & Budapest in Hungary. Contact our Danube River specialists to start planning your cruise to Passau, Germany today.