Dreiflüsseeck: Where 3 Rivers Meet

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Passau, Germany
Dreiflüsseeck: Where 3 Rivers Meet - Boat landings along the Danube bank
Dreiflüsseeck: Where 3 Rivers Meet - The colours of the waters
Dreiflüsseeck: Where 3 Rivers Meet - Park on Dreiflüsseeck
Dreiflüsseeck: Where 3 Rivers Meet - Dreiflüsseeck seen from the castle
Dreiflüsseeck: Where 3 Rivers Meet - Dreiflüsseeck

Dreiflüsseeck: Where 3 Rivers Meet Passau Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Dreiflüsseeck: Where 3 Rivers Meet Dec 06, 2012
Passau's old town sits on a peninsula between the rivers Donau (Danube) and Inn. The peninsula ends in a pointed triangle known as the corner of the three rivers, as there is also the mouth of the Ilz on the opposite side of the Donau. The point is covered by a small park.

The three rivers are known for the differing colours of their waters: blue Donau, black Ilz, yellow-brown Inn. The colours are caused by the different sediments the rivers are carrying. Given that I visited in early winter, though, the different colours were not visible. All the water was the same muddy grey. The colours will show in other seasons. A board with an areal view gives an idea what it is supposed to look like.

In warmer seasons this place will not be as quiet, though. The landings for the cruise ships are lined up along the Danube bank until almost at the tip, and if there are five, six or more cruise ships present, old Passau can be expected to be very busy.
Dreiflüsseeck
Dreiflüsseeck seen from the castle
The colours of the waters
Park on Dreiflüsseeck
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