Passau is a city with 52,000 inhabitants in the Free State of Bavaria, located at the confluence of the rivers Ilz, Inn and Danube in a short distance by rental car to the Austrian border. Nestled in a varied landscape and offering many historical sights, the three-river city of Passau attracts many travelers. In view of the spectacularly low fares, an arrival by plane can also be considered coming from Germany. Passau itself has no commercial airport, the nearest airport is Munich International Airport(IATA Code MUC) in 120 km distance. Nevertheless, the distance with the rental car is overcome within a good hour. And the city of Passau offers you many opportunities to use the cheaply rented car. Ideally, you should rent a suitable rental car on our portal in advance of your trip to Passau. The offers include vehicles in every class and at the airport the rental car you have booked is waiting for you to pick up. Below you will find some sights in Passau.
Because of the old town, the place is also called the Bavarian Venice, it lies at the confluence of Danube and Inn on a peninsula. The alleys are steep and cobbled in large parts, so it's better to park your rental car a little off the beaten track and explore the neighbourhood on foot. Besides numerous buildings in southern style especially St. Stephen's Cathedral, which is waiting for discovery on a hill, is worth seeing. Not far from there is the Alte Residenz and the Lamberg-Palais. Street cafés around Domplatz offer refreshments and a view of the monument to King Max I. Joseph.
In the centre of the old town there are more highlights waiting for your visit, all of which can be reached without a rental car. The New Episcopal Residence, the parish church of St. Paul and the hospital church are just a few examples of the many highlights.
The Feste Oberhaus is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Germany, it is very well preserved and attracts numerous visitors from Germany and abroad every year. It lies on the other side of the Danube on a hill and gives you a fantastic view of Passau and its surroundings. The town museum is located in the fortress, next to it a restaurant serves regional specialities.
In addition to the many historical sights, the three-river town offers you recreation in the nature reserves "Donauleiten" and "Halser Ilzschleifen". Both destinations are easy to find with a rental car, provided you book a navigation device when renting. The device takes you from car rental at Munich Airport to Passau and to all the highlights mentioned. The nature reserves are a few minutes by car from the city centre and offer relaxation in unique, untouched nature.
Irrespective of your decision, you should choose comprehensive insurance without excess for each rental car. Why? Because only this policy offers real planning security and pays for every damage in the event of an accident. With a deductible, you are only slightly cheaper as long as no accident brings the bill to absurdity. The amount of the excess exceeds the price advantage of every rental car many times over.
You can already see how high the deposit for your rental car is when you rent on our portal. The airport car rental will block the amount on your credit card and release it when you return the car undamaged.
One-way rental is an option if you accept the car at the airport, drive to Passau and travel home from another airport. You return the vehicle to the same car rental company, but to another branch. This does not necessarily have to be in Germany, you can also take a rental car to an airport in neighbouring Austria.
Always report additional drivers to the car rental company In the event of an accident, the insurance only pays if a driver anchored in the rental contract has caused the damage. If you plan to hire an additional driver, you must present this to the car rental company when you pick up your rental car. With this quick to complete formality your cheap rented car remains cheap until return. Since the same traffic regulations apply in Passau as everywhere else in Germany, we do without the otherwise usual versions.