Welcome to the
Hotel Passauer Wolf garni
We are glad to have you with us as our guest.
The following pages are meant to give you a survey of our services.
For further questions and information, please contact the front desk any time.
If there is anything in our hotel not up to your expectations, please tell us immediately, so that we have the chance to react and make amendments.
It is our greatest concern that you leave this house a fully satisfied guest.
One more request:
You would do us a great favor, if you took the time to fill out our questionnaire.
Your criticism, your suggestions and of course especially your compliments are very important to us.
Please insert the questionnaire into the little mail box titled „Gästefragebogen“ next to the entrance to the breakfast room.
Thank you very much and enjoy your stay!
Hotel Passauer Wolf
The venerable building of the "Passauer Wolf" hotel was constructed in the 14th century. After the devastating city fires in the years 1512, 1662, and 1680, the property acquired its present appearance around 1700, presenting a unique curiosity in the building history of Passau: A common Baroque facade of the highest artistic quality was added to both former houses, which had beautiful Bohemian "Platzl-Gewölbe" (vaulted ceilings) on the ground floor.
The Rindermarkt is situated between the Paulusbogen, originally the oldest city gate and the only Roman-era access from the land, and the Heuwinkel, in the southern-looking old town of the Three-River City Passau, thanks to the Italian architects Giovanni Battista Carlone and Carlo Lurago. Especially in the summer months, the Rindermarkt has the atmosphere of a genuine Italian Piazza, serving as a tourist attraction and a popular meeting point with its cafes.
Already mentioned in 1209 under its original name "Unter den Schmieden" (Among the Blacksmiths), the Rindermarkt is the beginning (Haus Kantner) and thus part of the pedestrian zone. It is in immediate and flood-proof proximity to the Danube's ship landing stages, where river cruises to the Black Sea commence.
Rindermarkt - East Side
The Baroque church St. Paul on the east side, where the tomb monument of shipmaster Lukas Kern can be seen, was completed in 1678. Until the end of the 18th century, the citizen cemetery was also located on the east side of Rindermarkt, later moved to St. Severin in Passau's Innstadt.
Rindermarkt - North Side
Around 1200, St. Johannes-Spital was built on the north side, including a brotherhood house, a brewery, and a granary. In the late 14th century, the church St. Johann am Spital was added. The hospital was the starting point of the devastating city fire of 1662, and nothing of its original structure remains. In October 2020, Passau city councillors finalized the conversion of St. Johannis Spital Foundation's nursing home into a senior living facility for "assisted living." The renovation, expected to take about three years, began in October 2021 with the gutting of the building on Rindermarkt, followed by the demolition of the building on Donaulände in 2022.
Rindermarkt - South Side
The Roman wall on Domberg and the adjoining houses border the Rindermarkt on the south side. The Kanzlerhaus was built at the end of the 19th century by bookbinder Julius Kanzler. The Haus Kantner, the only house on Rindermarkt in the pedestrian zone, was built in the mid-19th century by merchant Leopold Kantner (1839–1885) and remains the only house on Rindermarkt still in family ownership.
The building of Hotel Passauer Wolf, with its old vaults on the ground floor and its magnificent Baroque facade facing Rindermarkt, is subject to the ensemble protection of the historical old town of Passau.
Some dates and facts
City arms: red wolf in a silver shield
inhabitants: approx. 50000
area: 27 square miles
altitude: 965 – 1453 ft above sea level