Family at the University of Passau
Parents and children welcome
As a signatory to the "Familie in der Hochschule" charter, the University of Passau is committed to a family-friendly profile: This extends to all areas of university life and covers not only leadership, but also study and working conditions, supervision, research and networking. The charter represents a voluntary commitment by the participating higher education institutions. The University of Passau's family-friendly approach is not limited to childcare. It also includes the care of relatives. Press release
• Family portal
The federal government's family portal provides information on benefits for families – from parental benefits to tax relief – on a central homepage.
• Family benefits info-tool
The Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth now offers the "Family Benefits Information Tool". This new type of digital service helps (expectant) parents and families to find out which family benefits and, if applicable, other support services are available to them, where they can apply for these and under what conditions.
The Caritasverband offers help and advice in all areas relating to children, young people and family.
The Deutsche Kinderschutzbund (DKSB) campaigns for the rights of all children and young people in Germany. It wants a child-friendly society in which the mental, spiritual, social and physical development of children and young people is furthered. The Ortsverband Passau e.V. (Passau Local Association) provides families with many offers of support, including the family café, nursery, clothes shop and holidays at the palace
The scheme Bavaria Against Violence promotes protection against and prevention of violence. Its main focus is preventing domestic and sexualised violence. You will find information, contacts and help here.
Organised childcare in the city and district of Passau
Improving the compatibility between work or studies and family life is a very important goal for the University of Passau. With this in mind, we would like provide you with information regarding the possibilities and locations of organised childcare in the city and district of Passau.
Flexible short-term care
At the ‘Kinderstube’ (nursery) of the Passauer Kinderschutzbund, children aged 6 months to 3 years can be looked after for up to three hours at a time.
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Deutscher Kinderschutzbund, Ortsverband Passau e. V.
School holiday care
School holiday playschool
For children between three and six years old, at Kindergarten Stadtzentrum, Nikolastrasse 9, 94032 Passau.
For school children and children starting school, at the Städtischen Kinderhort, Heiliggeistgasse 14, 94032 Passau, or in the Altstadt-Kinderhort, Ort 1, 94032 Passau.
Registration forms are available from all Passau playschools and nurseries or from the city of Passau at email@example.com.
Holidays at the palace
For children from 3 to 12 years, during the first three weeks of the summer holiday at Schloss Freudenhain in Passau. Information and registration at Kinderschutzbund Passau at
Forest adventure park
For children from 7 to 13 years, Karlsbader Strasse 17, 94036 Passau. Information and registration at StadtJugendRingPassau, firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about these and other leisure and holiday offers can be found in the ‘Freizeit- und Ferienkalender’ (holiday and recreational calendar) of the City of Passau in cooperation with StadtJugendRing Passau. Brochure at http://www.passau.de/LebeninPassau/Kinder,JugendlicheundFamilie/FerienangebotinderStadtPassau.aspx.
Europa-Bücherei (European Library): Damsel of the Castle, Kasperl and Baby Dragon as guests
The children's programme of Passau's "Europa-Bücherei" offers, among other things, musical readings with a Damsel of the Vastle, performances by the "Königlichen Hoftheaters Lumumba" puppet theatre and a Baby Dragon Mini-Club (the latter is for children under three years of age). Events are generally free to attend, registration is not necessary (with some exceptions). For the summer holidays, there is the Summer Holiday Reading Club for children in their second year of school and upwards.
Leisure activities for parents and children
The region between the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers and of course the Bavarian Forest offer a variety of leisure activities for parents and children. Whether it be hiking, cycling, swimming or game parks – there is something for everyone here. You can also experience a lot in and around Passau. Just take a look at our leisure tips. You will also certainly be able to find a suitable playground for the little adventurers.
In the city of Passau's "Freizeit- und Ferienspaß" brochure (German only), you will find over 100 offers for children, young people and families.
Excursions and hikes in and around Passau
Let us inspire you with small and large excursions in and around Passau from the Hofkirchen bee nature trail to Breitenberg's Schaukelweg.
Passau family pass
The Passau family pass is a service offered by the city of Passau. Whether it be the adventure pool, Passau's museums, the museum village in Tittling or the use of public transport – the Passau Family Pass allows you to take advantage of a wide range of discounts.
Make your leisure time in the Passau countryside versatile and varied. Thermal baths, leisure parks, sports facilities, boat trips on the Inn and Danube – the PassauCard saves you money while enjoying them.
pro familia Passau offers professional advice, support and guidance on issues concerning pregnancy, partnership and sexuality.
Survey of students with children
In the 2013 summer semester, students with children were asked about the compatibility of studying and family. The evaluation was carried out in the 2013–14 winter semester. We would like to thank all students who took part in the survey!
See the results of the "Study and Family" survey (German only)