Veste Niederhaus

Passau, Germany

Veste Niederhaus is located below on the bank of the Danube. It is connected to a larger Veste Oberhaus castle by a battlement; this addition, made after 1367, created a double fortress almost 700 metres in length.

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Founded: 1367
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Patrick Schedlbauer (12 months ago)
My home is a castle
Dirk Hoffmann (13 months ago)
Nice view of Passau
Bobby B. (13 months ago)
Worth seeing.
TH3 TR/\V1R (16 months ago)
This is the lower part of the "Veste" fortress complex. Every since 1890 it's private property and thus closed to the public. It's a nice building which was renovated in the 2010's. Makes for a beautiful picture.
chronic bionic (2 years ago)
This formidable structure guards the water convergence and,akin to the rest of the city,a true wonder to behold in this fairy tale place.
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