Most parts of the University of Passau are within walking distance – and the same is true of Passau itself. For a quick overview, see the city map with University buildings, the campus map or the map of wheelchair-accessible facilities on campus (German).
You can easily reach the university on foot, by bike or by bus using services 8 and 9. The stops along the campus are 'Augustinergasse', 'Universität' and 'Wörthstraße'.
For the Nikolakloster (NK) and Philosophicum (PHIL) buildings, alight at 'Augustinergasse'.
For the Business/Economics building (WIWI), Central Library (ZB) and refectory (M), alight at 'Universität'.
For the main lecture theatre (Audimax) building (AM), Law Faculty (Juridicum) building (JUR), Computer Science and Mathematics (IM) or Administration (VW) buildings or the Sports Centre (SP), alight at 'Wörthstraße'.
Please consult the overview of the University buildings (German) for details on all buildings and their addresses. This allows you to quickly find the locations of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, Chairs' offices, institutes and centres as well as other facilities and services of the University. The lecture theatres, seminar rooms and labs are also listed in the room directory (German).
Your CampusCard – your key to most services on campus (and even some doors) You will need your CampusCard – the electronic student ID card – for a large number of services: paying for your meals at the refectory and cafeterias, for instance, or when using the printer-copiers on campus, using the electronic lockers or when passing the turnstiles in the Sports Centre. The CampusCard also serves as a bus/semester ticket and is required for access to the student underground car park.
Parking during the semester break
During the semester break, all students of the University of Passau are entitled to park in the underground car park. However, you must prove your parking entitlement by affixing a valid parking permit for the respective semester in a clearly visible place in the car (e.g. on the windscreen). You can download this parking permit online from the campus portal.
Parking during the lecture period
During the lecture period, only students whose registered address is located
- outside the city limits of Passau and
- within 90 kilometres of Passau
are entitled to use the car park. A barrier prevents free access from Monday 6:30 a.m. to Friday 12:00 noon. Only students with a parking permit and a car park-enabled CampusCard can open the barrier. Before you can use the car park, you have to get the car park function activated on your CampusCard. This requires a prior application for parking permission and activation for the CampusCard using the online parking permit request form (German) from the Buildings and Estates service office.
Even if you have a parking permit, you must display your parking permit clearly in your car at all times. You can download the parking permit online via the campus portal.
Your parking permit is valid as long as you study at the University of Passau without interruption and meet the requirements specified in the underground car park regulations (German). The parking permit is not transferable, which means you must not let others use the car park on your permit.
When do you need to apply for a new parking permit?
You need to apply for a new parking permit, if:
- you are a new student, i.e. this is your first semester at Passau
- you interrupted your studies, e.g. by taking a semester on leave, and are now continuing with your degree programme
If you are not entitled to a parking permit under the 'city limits' definition, you may still be granted a permit for extenuating circumstances. Thus, for example, you may be granted a permit if you are registered disabled with limited mobility or if you are caring for a child with disabilities or a child below the age of 10. You must submit the application in person to the service office and provide the necessary supporting documents.
Opening hours and contact details of the service office
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Lost property should always be handed in at the next porter's office (these are located at the building entrances) or reading room checkout desk. Items handed in will be dealt with in the following manner:
1) Valuable items, such as
- wallets and purses
- mobile phones, tablets etc.
- identity cards
- bank cards
are immediately sent to the Buildings and Estates service office, Rudolf-Guby-Strasse 3, Room 212, phone +49 851 509 1231.
You should collect your items from that location. We will notify the owner immediately, if their identity can be established.
USB keys are kept at the porter's office or reading room checkout desk for approximately two days, before being forwarded to the Buildings and Estates service office.
2) CampusCards are sent straight to the Student Registration Office, Administration building (Innstrasse 41), room 005, phone +49 851 509 ext. 1127 or 1128. The owner will be notified.
3) Other items (clothing etc.) are kept at the porter's office for about six weeks and are then forwarded to Technical Services, (Innstrasse 37), phone +49 851 509 1232, for safekeeping.
If you need to book a room for your student club or society (German), please contact the Event Management Section (Section II/4).
Contact for enquiries
Ms Ulrike Holzapfel
Phone: +49 851 509 1440
Billposting regulations (German)