June 1989, Passau, Germany
Passau is the place where the waters of the three rivers, the Danube, the Inn, and the Ilz, meet at one spot. The Ilz is the river with the dark blue color. The Danube is the brown one, and the Inn provides the tan colored water. The waters of each river maintain their distinctive color for some distance.
The best view of the rivers is from within the castle overlooking the city. This spot is accessible through the museum.
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Passau from the river Danube. Towers from left: St. Michaels, Niedernburg, Cathedral, City Hall, and St. Pauls.
Passau is one of the more attractive cities in Germany, described as one of the seven most beautiful cities in the world by naturalist and geographer Alexander von Humboldt. The main geographical feature is the confluence of three rivers at one place: Inn, Danube, and Ilz.