Passau Christmas Market

The romantic Passau Christmas Markets are situated in front of the beautiful St Steven's Cathedral in the Old Town centre of Passau. With about 70 selected little stalls selling a large variety of Christmas goods and presents made by local craftsmen, there are plenty of opportunities to buy gifts and presents for loved ones. You will also find a wealth of Christmas specialties such as the traditional Lebkuchen, Glühwein and bratwurst.  

Every day, different choirs and folk music groups perform and delight the market's visitors. The beautiful sounds echo through the city's streets and alleyways providing an enchanting sound that can be heard throughout the city. One of the musical highlights to be found here is a concert by Germany's most famous choir - the Regensburger-Domspatzen - held at St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

The Passau Christmas Market is easy to get to with good train and bus links ensuring visitors are able to make the trip. You could also take the Christmas Market Express, enjoying views of the charming old quarter and historic city centre of Passau. There is also a lot for children to see and do with a daily program including the chance to make crafts and ornaments which make their experience a memorable one.

The markets are popular with travellers on Munich city breaks as the city is only a short distance from these traditional Christmas markets.


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Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 2hr 
  • Blue Danube Airport Linz: 104km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 20 min
  • Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart Airport: 122km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 45 min
  • Nearest railway station: Passau Hauptbahnhof
  • Currency: Euro
Hotel Recommendations

IBB Hotel Passau 3*

The IBB Hotel is a short walk from the river promenade and Passau's pretty Old Town and Cathedral. It's situated opposite the main railway station and has an indoor pool and a free wellness area.

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