From here, we walked through the archway of Hofburg Palace and through to another major facade of the Palace which faces in to.Heldenplatz
En route we enjoyed more splendid riverscapes, villages and snow covered country.
We got off the boat in the afternoon in Passau, and had a wonderful walk through the old town. At one point, the snow drifted down softly in light flurries. Many families, spanning three generations, all rugged up and possibly still walking off Christmas Eve dinners, were strolling about too. Wonderful.
There are many classical buildings in the old town, with some medieval structures and even some ancient Roman ruins. The city itself is some 2000 years old.