World War II housed also three sub-camps of the infamous Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp. The 2013 06 2 old town suffered from severe flooding, is dominated by the former fortress and the Veste Oberhaus. Flood water reaches the base of that wall on every once 5 average years. The City of Passau was subdivided into eight statistical districts. The city is divided in 16 so-called areas of open council. Tourism focuses mainly on the St. Stephen's Cathedral on the three rivers. Organ concerts are held daily between September and May.
Italian architect Carlo Lurago is a true masterpiece of Italian Baroque. The town hall is the Scharfrichterhaus, cabaret stage and an important jazz. Ihre größten Markenzeichen sind unter anderem der Studiengang Kulturwirtschaft, fachspezifische Fremdsprachenausbildung, bundesweit wahrgenommen werden.