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Alte Bischofliche Residenz (Old Bishop's Residence)

Residenzplatz 8, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
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impressive outside but tours only include foyer and staircase and thus not a lot to see

This is a beautiful building on the outside with a pretty staircase but only barely gets 3 stars as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John E
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Ballwin, Missouri
Interesting frescoes

The Prince-Bishops certainly lived in luxury here and even more so in Warzburg. This is now a... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Betula103
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Australia
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Residenzplatz 8, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building on the outside with a pretty staircase but only barely gets 3 stars as an attraction because tours only include the outside, the foyer and the staircase, which while attractive, doesn't really give you all that much to see, especially...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The Prince-Bishops certainly lived in luxury here and even more so in Warzburg. This is now a museum and the Baroque staircase, paintings and ceiling are worth seeing if you have time. From the front door it is just a short walk along a narrow...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This very interesting building was on our tour from the Viking river cruise. The prince bishops lived quite well. Very well preserved and the paintings and ceilings are quite inspiring to view.

Thank knucklebusted
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our Passau walking tour guide just brought us into the building to see the staircase & frescoes on the ceiling. Really beautiful work - worth stopping in to see. We did not tour the museum.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Striking to see how well the Prince Bishop lived. Now a museum the building is most interesting in its own right. The various influence of baroque and others in the style, decoration and color is very interesting.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

If you are on your own and exploring the buildings in town worth a stop you will see a lot of Romanesque sculpture and a beautiful fresco on the ceiling. Stop in the library a beautiful room

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Once upon a time the bishop princes (they were both) resided in this residenz and made their way to St. Stephen's cathedral via a covered passage which you'll walk under to reach the doors to this place. The doors are gorgeous and once inside you...More

Thank kwagmeister
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The nicest thing here is the frescos on the entry staircase which is free to see. the stuff on the inside is not worth the money or the time to see.

Thank kingofhma
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Yes he really did sleep here. During his campaigns throughout this part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Napoleon did establish his wartime headquarters in this Residenz. There are some nice paintings, but the Napoleon link is really the claim to fame. The residence, of course, is...More

Thank EDD1967_83
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We enjoyed our walk by and through the palace. What was very interesting was to find out that when Napoleon came through he separated church and state and the prince bishops lost their palaces like this in many cities.

Thank Mike G
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