Passau's Christkindlmarkt is set against the glorious backdrop of St. Stephen's Cathedral and offers a host of cultural events. It also serves as a gallery for artists, who display their works amid the market stalls as well as in their studios. What's more, children are guaranteed a good covering of snow every day. Be sure to catch one of the organ recitals in St. Stephen's Cathedral. Performed on the biggest cathedral organ in the world, they take place every Wednesday and Saturday from 12 noon to 12.30pm. Nativity scenes of historical significance spanning several centuries can be seen on the Nativity trail through the old quarter. Town guides show you Passau in all its wintry charm on the 'Christmas magic' and 'Glittering Passau' tours.
Christmas market - opening times
27 Nov - 23 Dec 2013
Mon - Thu 10am - 8pm,
Fri - Sat 10am - 9pm,
Sun 11.30am - 8pm