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Mar 04, 2017

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Day 2 Passau Walking Tour & Organ Concert
EDay 2 Passau Walking Tour & Organ Concertxplore the Italianate-style streets of Passau, where three major European rivers have converged to shape a distinctive city. Meet your local guide and begin your walking tour through delightful old-world streets, taking in a pastel rainbow of building facades as you stroll. You will see the impressive Bishops’ Residenz from where powerful prince-bishops ruled secular and religious life for hundreds of years. Continue past the 14th-century Rathaus, or Town Hall, built on the site of a former fish market on the Danube. Conclude your walk at the magnificent 17th-century St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This baroque wonder houses Europe’s largest pipe organ, with more than 17,000 pipes, and inspired Liszt to write his Hungarian Coronation Mass. You may linger here amid its beauty for an organ concert or take some free time to continue exploring the city. Please note: Organ concerts are not held on Sundays or from November to April.
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Day 3 Linz Walking Tour
Experience all the charms of this capital of Upper Austria, by mini-train and by foot. Founded by the Romans, Linz rose to prominence under the Hapsburg Empire. Today, it remains a vibrant cultural center. You will board a mini-train to explore the Danube’s south bank with your guide. Pass by the massive Brucknerhaus concert hall, named for the famed Austrian composer, and glance across the Danube to view the modern New Town Hall. Continue to Linz Castle, considered the most beautiful museum in the province. In the Old Quarter, you will see the Market Hall, the Mozarthaus, where the composer wrote the Linz Symphony, the magnificent Renaissance Landhaus tower and the elegant facade of the Landestheater. Alight the train in Hauptplatz, the city’s main square in the Old Quarter, for a walking tour, where you may step inside the New Cathedral, Austria’s largest church, if the church’s schedule allows.

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