The Danube, Inn, and Ilz converge at Passau
, earning it the nickname “City of Three Rivers.” Its location is also distinctive for being on the German-Austrian border—so close to its eastern neighbor that a bike path links it with Vienna
. A favorite of river cruises, Passau entices with its picturesque Old Town, where the maze of narrow streets are lined with beautiful patrician houses and remarkable gothic and ornate architecture. Your expert Avalon local guide will regale you with the history of the city, and bring you to can’t-miss sites like St. Stephen’s Cathedral, whose church organ, featuring 17,774 pipes, is one of the largest in the world.