Veste Oberhaus

Veste Oberhaus fortress, Passau
Founded in the year 1219, Veste Oberhaus is a fortress, as it had donned the role of a stronghold for most of the time for that of Bishop of Passau in Germany. The building gets spotted on the mountain crest, found between that of the Ilz and Danube rivers, as it has a dominating presence in the city of Passau. A part pertaining to this fortress system, which is but the Veste Niederhaus is found below Oberhaus and on the tip spotted between that of the rivers Danube and Ilz.
The Veste Niederhaus had become the prime target of attacks for about five times between the period 1250 and 1482, as it had got attacked twice between the period 1298 and 1367, as the citizens pertaining to Passau started rebelling against the bishop. This fortress was occupied by the Bavarians in 1741, as the Austrians drove the Bavarians away after a year. Later, the Veste Niederhaus was back under the control of the Bishop in 1745.
When secularization was witnessed in 1802, the Bishop’s rule was brought to an end, as Napoleon had also took hold of this fortress for some time, before the Austrians got the better of Napoleon and his men in 1805. Bavaria took control of this area after the congress of Vienna, and the fortress was put to use a state as well as a military prison for about a century, and when the fortress was taken over by the city of Passau in 1932, it had instituted a museum. One can spot a restaurant and a youth hostel also at this place.

Founded in the year 1219, Veste Oberhaus is a fortress, as it had donned the role of a stronghold for most of the time for that of Bishop of Passau in Germany. The building gets spotted on the mountain crest, found between that of the Ilz and Danube rivers, as it has a dominating presence in the city of Passau.

A part pertaining to this fortress system, which is but the Veste Niederhaus is found below Oberhaus and on the tip spotted between that of the rivers Danube and Ilz.

Veste Oberhaus fortress in Passau

Veste Oberhaus fortress in Passau

The Veste Niederhaus had become the prime target of attacks for about five times between the period 1250 and 1482, as it had got attacked twice between the period 1298 and 1367, as the citizens pertaining to Passau started rebelling against the bishop. This fortress was occupied by the Bavarians in 1741, as the Austrians drove the Bavarians away after a year. Later, the Veste Niederhaus was back under the control of the Bishop in 1745.

When secularization was witnessed in 1802, the Bishop’s rule was brought to an end, as Napoleon had also took hold of this fortress for some time, before the Austrians got the better of Napoleon and his men in 1805. Bavaria took control of this area after the congress of Vienna, and the fortress was put to use a state as well as a military prison for about a century, and when the fortress was taken over by the city of Passau in 1932, it had instituted a museum. One can spot a restaurant and a youth hostel also at this place. (photos: Demonwhip, germany-vacations.com)

Veste Oberhaus, Passau

Veste Oberhaus, Passau

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