Our Passau walking tour guide just brought us into the building to see the staircase & frescoes on the ceiling. Really beautiful work - worth stopping in to see. We did not tour the museum.
Striking to see how well the Prince Bishop lived. Now a museum the building is most interesting in its own right. The various influence of baroque and others in the style, decoration and color is very interesting.
Once upon a time the bishop princes (they were both) resided in this residenz and made their way to St. Stephen's cathedral via a covered passage which you'll walk under to reach the doors to this place. The doors are gorgeous and once inside you may admire beautiful baroque moldings, frescoes, and an impressive staircase. There are other treasures --... 更多
The nicest thing here is the frescos on the entry staircase which is free to see. the stuff on the inside is not worth the money or the time to see.
Yes he really did sleep here. During his campaigns throughout this part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Napoleon did establish his wartime headquarters in this Residenz. There are some nice paintings, but the Napoleon link is really the claim to fame. The residence, of course, is large, befitting of the Bishop's residence.
Rococco style. Not much to see on the inside other than the library. It's worth a short visit of about 15 minutes. It costs a couple euros to go into the library.
A visit to the Residenz was part of our river cruise arranged walking tour. The building itself is massive and was undergoing some exterior renovation. Be sure to look up when walking up the stairs to the exhibits or you will miss some beautiful ceilings. The main exhibit although small compared to many we have seen during this trip was... 更多
On the lower floor there were treasures of the cathedral in an amazing library room and on the floor above an exhibition of paintings. There is also the passage from the residenz into the dom ! Into a small room overlooking the altar area. From there you could also go down a set of stairs into the Dom.