Enjoy restorative vacation days at our health resort of Obernzell, the former summer residence of the bishops of Passau. The traditional market municipality of Obernzell in the Danube Valley, well known for its historical townscape with many colourful house facades, invites you to take a stroll.
Obernzell has put together a whole range of cultural opportunities for you:
“On liquid manure, clay and shipmasters – Obernzell at night”: an exciting night watchman’s tour of the market municipality of Obernzell. Join us as we trace the footsteps of military commanders, arms smugglers, noble builder-owners and wealthy benefactors. Learn precisely why a pastor once blew his top and why Obernzell bent the knee to Ceylon. – But watch out! Beware of the teacher Voit.
“On residing and freezing bitterly – Schloss Obernzell”: One burnt-out bishop found a refuge here, another indulged in higher education – enjoy an exciting and revealing tour of discovery through the princely castle at Obernzell. Find your way through the darkness of history with a lantern, and search for nameless guests.
Tour of places of contemplative retreat and prayer: View the historically important, part-ornamental, part-figurative mural paintings in the Late Gothic former chapel on the first floor of the prince bishop’s palace, and follow us to the pavilion in the infirmary garden, past wayside crosses, all the way to today’s cemetery church of St. Margareta. Linger in the monastery chapel with its gorgeously-coloured mosaic windows, and enjoy the view of the Danube Valley from the Friedenskreuz, or Cross of Peace, before entering the double-towered Rococo parish church of St. Mariä Himmelfahrt to learn from your guide that the southernmost of today’s two towers stood alone for many years, why the construction of the vault seems to have been faulty and which two Evangelists had a special connection with Mother Mary.