Guided Tours

The Oberhausmuseum invites its visitors to discover art and culture with all their senses. Exciting and entertaining tours, focusing on different aspects, take you back to a bygone era.
For groups, by arrangement, we offer guided tours of the castle as well as our medieval exhibition in English.

If you have any special requests, please mention them when you book. After the guided tour, you can of course also take the opportunity as a group to visit the rest of the museum together.

The Oberhausmuseum also offers workshops where you can try out various medieval crafts – these can be booked in connection with a guided tour. Please contact us to find out which workshops are available in English.

Information

  • Groups up to 14 participants 45 € (plus admission)
  • Groups 15 and more 3 € per person (plus reduced admission)
  • Duration approx. 1 hour
  • Reservation required, please fill in the booking request
  • If you have questions or special requests, please call +49 851 396 800 (Mon-Thu 9am-3pm) or send an e-mail to museumskasse@passau.de
  • Guided tours in English are available for the castle Veste Oberhaus and the exhibition Life in the Middle Ages.

A guided tour through Veste Oberhaus

Veste Oberhaus can look back on a highly exciting history. Permanently inhabited and used ever since its beginnings in 1219, this ancient castle brings 800 years of history back to life. Its venerable walls have witnessed numerous enemy attacks, held famous prisoners, and, were besieged by camper vans. Discover exciting background information about the origins of Veste Oberhaus: its development from a medieval castle, to a Renaissance palace, and finally a modern fortress. Visit the once splendidly decorated Knights’ Hall, the Chapel of St George with its magnificent Gothic frescoes, and the Linde Battery – the finest place to view the baroque city of Passau and the colourful confluence of the three rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz.

A guided tour through the Middle Ages

Travel back in time and discover what life was like in a medieval castle. Find out why people built castles, and discover the methods they used. Over the centuries the inhabitants at Veste Oberhaus left numerous traces, all providing different insights into daily life here. You can try out ancient tools, test out historical footwear, and discover firsthand how cold and dark it actually was behind the castle walls. Historical finds also give us a good idea of what the prince bishops and their courtiers used to dine on, and of the kind of entertainment on offer in those days. Suits of armour, and weapons such as the famous Passau Wolfsklinge or “Wolf Blade”, tell the story of the rise and fall of chivalry.