Flood marks in Ort

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Passau, Germany

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Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Flood marks in Ort Dec 06, 2012
A city with three rivers is obviously prone to floods and Passau is having its share. The Inn, which comes straight from the Alps, is probably the worst of the three.

I spotted these flood marks in a little square which is simply named Ort (place) on the corner of the baroque palace. This is in the lowest part of the old town but not on the river bank, it's a few metres uphill. Nevertheless the water level went up to about 2.5 to 3 metres above ground. Scary.

This baroque palace is, according to the inscription above the portal, an orphanage that was built thanks to a private donation in 1751.

After watching the news about the big flood in June 2013, the memory feels even scarier. The flood that affected Passau in 2013 was half a meter higher than the highest of these flood marks. All the lower parts of the old town were under water...
Flood marks about 2.5 to 3 metres …
Palace in Ort that bears the histo…
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