Points of interest along the Ilztalbahn
Passau – the city on three rivers
Passau’s unique location at the confluence of the three rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, has made the town a one of a kind cultural and artistic centre. Passau is located near the Austrian and Czech border. The interplay of the sights and the baroque historical centre with its narrow and winding little streets and alley-ways creates a distinctive
ambience making the city extraordinarily beautiful.
Download PDF city map with more information in English (© Stadt Passau)
National Park Bayerischer Wald
Wilderness without borders in the First German National Park.
The stony peak of the Lusen is 1373 m high. Hiking trails onto the mountain from Waldhäuser (1 hour) or Finsterau (2,5 hours) can be reached by our connecting buses.
Visitors’ Center and Tree Top Trail
A bus runs directly from Freyung station to the visitors’ center. Here you can visit the “tree top trail”. The 1300m-long path ends on the platform of the impressive 44m-high viewing tower.
National Park Šumava (Bohemian Forest)
The Šumava (Bohemian) Forest together with the neighbouring Bavarian Forest creates the most extensive forest landscape in Central Europe, called the “Green Roof of Europe”.
There are bus connections from the Ilztalbahn to Nové Údolí and Bucina.
Ilztal (Ilz valley)
From Fürsteneck to Fischhaus our railway follows the valley of the river Ilz. Take a walk along the river (Fürsteneck-Kalteneck 7.5 km) and take the train back. Another popular destination is the “Schrottenbaummühle” pub and beer garden, 4.5 km from Fürsteneck.
Sightseeing cruises in Passau
Enjoy the unforgettable view of Passau with its Italian flair and colorful buildings on a “three-river sightseeing boat tour” (several times daily, 45 min), or take a round trip on the “Crystal Ship” (2 hours).
7,5% discount for Ilztalbahn ticket holders!
Carry your bike on the train up to Freyung and cycle down to Passau. On this map (also available on the train, 2 €) you can find more routes for cyclists along the Ilztalbahn, e.g. from Freyung to Röhrnbach (12 km).
Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a lively, cosmopolitan town with a unique atmosphere surrounded by unspoiled countryside. Dominated by a castle stretching over the meandering Vltava River, Český Krumlov’s narrow cobblestone streets wind along romantic nooks between patrician houses where you’ll find attractive exhibits of world-renown artists, music festivals and concerts, and theatre performances. The cosy inns, coffee shops, and ancient taverns entertain a diverse international crowd.