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If you were to hover above the river Inn by the Innwiese meadow on a golden autumn day, you would get a good sense of the Eastern parts of the campus and its location near the Old Town of Passau.
The Innwiese meadow, the Nikolakloster building and the Philosophicum are in the foreground. A tree-lined cycle path along the embankment of the river Inn forms the Southern edge of the Innwiese. Behind the university buildings lie the city centre with its bus station, cinema, shopping centre, and, a short walk away, the main train station.
Between the Philosophicum building and the other faculties, the Empress Elisabeth Bridge carries a railway line that cuts through the campus. Known as the "route to the Balkans", this is one of the main traffic arteries in the European rail network. Every day, numerous freight trains, regional trains and long distance trains travel along this track. Anyone taking the train from Hamburg, Brussels or Berlin to Vienna tends to pass right through our campus, usually in an ICE high speed train or one of the growing number of international sleeper trains.
Behind the railway bridge and up river, the rest of the campus sits along the river embankment, raised just high enough above the water level for our buildings to be safe from most incidents of flooding.
Down river, the IG building and the Nikolastrasse 12 building are a very short stroll away from the main campus. By the river, the Inn promenade leads to the Old Town and the corner where Passau's three rivers meet. Along the promenade, there are a cinema, the theatre, and various restaurants and bars.
Across the river, Innstadt, the pilgrimage church Mariahilf, and forests and fields on hillsides offer a pleasant scenery. In the shadows of the trees rests the Innstadt cemetery.
Many students stay in one of the halls of residence. Others prefer Passau’s private housing market, looking for shared houses, apartments or studios.
Compared to big cities, the housing market in Passau is under less pressure: prices are reasonable and housing availability is good.
Find out more about accommodation in Passau.
At the foot of the Spitzberg hill, a new University building will take shape soon, thanks to funding from the 'Hightech Agenda Bayern' initiative.
Inside, the new high-capacity auditorium will be designed to host events and concerts as well as lectures.