Passau is an independent university town in the district of Lower Bavaria in Eastern Bavaria. It lies on the border with Austria, and at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz and is therefore also called "city of three rivers". With almost 51,000 inhabitants, Passau is the second largest city of the administrative district.
The “Free State of Bavaria” is renowned for being culturally unique and for the emphasis which it places on preserving its heritage and traditions. It is also extraordinarily beautiful, boasting a plethora of castles, palaces, cathedrals, abbeys and monasteries not to mention spectacular scenery. Bavaria is more than Alps, men in “lederhosen” (leather pants), women in “dirndl” (traditional dresses) and frothy glasses of beer by the “maβ” (liter).