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Veste Oberhaus Fortress

Veste Oberhaus Fortress
Veste Oberhaus Fortress by Passau

Veste Oberhaus is a fortress that was founded in 1219 and, for most of its time, served as the stronghold of the Bishop of Passau. The fortress is located on the mountain crest (St.Georgsberg) between the Danube and the Ilz rivers and dominates the city of Passau that is located on the opposite, right side of the Danube. Below Oberhaus on the tip between the rivers Ilz and Danube is Veste Niederhaus, part of the fortress system. The fortress was attacked five times between 1250 and 1482. Twice, 1298 and 1367, the citizens of Passau themselves rebelled against the Bishop. Veste Oberhaus was never conquered militarily. The Bavarians occupied the fortress in 1741 but were forced out by the Austrians one year later. They returned the fortress to the Bishop in 1745.

For a century the fortress became a state and military prison. In 1932 the City of Passau gained possession and instituted a museum documenting the history and art history of Passau and its surroundings. The fortress also contains a youth hostel and a restaurant.

Museum Hours: Open March 15 - November 15, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and weekends 10am - 5pm. Also open daily December 25 - January 6 from 10am - 6pm.

Admission: Adults 5 €, Concessions 4 €.

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Address: Oberhaus 125, 94034 Passau
Tags: Passau, Fortress, Veste Oberhaus

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"Can you tell me what the numbers on the face of the building represent. They look like 1999 but I do not think that is a year marking. thank you" (posted 03/24/2016)

Hi, I think that it is in the figures by the numbers 1 4 9 9 and not 1999. Inside the courtyard of the castle church of St. George is with early and high Gothic frescoes; it is still an earlier date than the castle itself. In Schachnerbau 1500, the highly visible crest and year-fresco of 1499 is attached to the outside.
Answer provided by Cornelia Eder on 03/24/2016
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Veste Oberhaus is a fortress on the left side of the Danube, opposite the right-historic center of Passau. Established in 1219, it was for most of the castle and residence of the Prince Bishop of Passau Bishopric. The highly visible inscription in 1499 on the facade shows only one of the years of 1800 repeatedly extended castle. The Veste Oberhaus is really worth seeing - the views of Passau gigantic - and the restaurant with regional dishes - and very nice beer garden worth visiting greetings Claudia
Answer provided by Claudia Kraus on 03/25/2016
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On the facade the jahreszahl is 1499th
Answer provided by Gerd Granat on 03/24/2016
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Hello, explanation, it is a year in 1499, but which is considered as falsely 1899th On Prince Bishop Christoph von Schachner of the large to the city side facing Saalbau goes back, on the outer walls of the so-called. "Schachner Arms" and the year 1499 (often incorrectly identified as "1899") can be seen. The interior was finally completed by Prince Bishop Wiguleus Fröschl of Marzoll. ows Regards Claudia Eckert
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