History comes to life in a unique way in the 800-year-old Veste Oberhaus. Once home to the prince-bishops, today one of the largest preserved castle complexes in Europe invites you to take a journey back through the centuries.
Inside the historic castle walls, the Oberhausmuseum presents fascinating exhibitions ranging from the Middle Ages to the most recent history of the city of Passau. Archaeological finds from ancient times, medieval weapons and armour, and Gothic panel paintings transport visitors back in time. The permanent exhibitions promise exciting glimpses of medieval life in the castle while shedding light on the history of the city of Passau and its importance as a trading centre. In the historic walls of the lookout tower, visitors are greeted by a spectacular panoramic view of the castle and the city plus a multimedia display of the history of the Veste Oberhaus in the context of the Inn-Salzach-Danube area.
In the heart of the castle, the chapel of St. George has a unique series of frescoes illustrating the legend of Saint George himself. From the lookout point of Batterie Linde, visitors enjoy the most beautiful panoramic view of the picturesque old town and the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz rivers.