Passau is a great town for sightseeing. However, if you have kids who accompany you they might not be that impressed by old buildings, museums, churches, etc. In that case you might want to drop by a playground once in a while. This page gives you an overview of the playground around the center of Passau.

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Playground Innpromenade

This is a the biggest playground in the direct center and offers a lot of variety.

Small climbing area plus slide
The "ship" for smaller kids
Climbing nets and slide for older kids

Pros:

  • Interesting for children across all ages.
  • Keeps kids busy for a longer time.
  • Trees offer shade in the summer.

Cons:

  • No fence or anything that would prevent kids from running towards the river, the smaller your kids the more you need to pay constant attention.
  • Area for the small kids and the older kids are slightly separated. If you are alone and need to keep an eye on multiple kids playing in the different areas it can get difficult.
  • Can be crowded especially on the weekends.
  • No picnic facilities (table), just benches.

There is a public restroom right next to it (requires a charge).

From here you have a good view towards the Innstadt on the other side of the river Inn with the church Sankt Gertraud.

Location in OpenStreetMap: 48.57312, 13.46397
Location in Google Maps: 48.57312, 13.46397

Small Playground

This is the playground without a name. It is really, really small and a recommendation if you have only very young kids.

Pros:

  • Fenced with a wall.
  • So small it is usually not used very much.

Cons:

  • Only interesting for very young kids.
  • No shade.
  • Main attraction will be the sand-box, you need to bring your own toys.

There is no public restroom right next to it. You need to go back to the one at the playground Innpromenade (requires a charge).

Location in OpenStreetMap: 48.57355,13.46601
Location in Google Maps: 48.57355,13.46601

Playground Ortspitze

Most likely you will visit the confluence of the three rivers Danube, Inn, and Ilz. Right here you have another small playground. It has a limited variety of play structures only attractive for younger kids.

Pros:

  • Unique spot for a playground.
  • The lawn can be used for picnics.

Cons:

  • No fence or anything that would prevent kids from running towards the rivers, the smaller your kids the more you need to pay constant attention.
  • The sand-box might not be available if there was a flooding recently.

There is a public restroom right next to it (requires a charge).

Along with the rivers you can see the Veste Oberhaus (fortress) and the pilgrim church Mariahilf from here. Especially during the summer a lot of passenger and cargo ships will be cruising on the Danube.

Location in OpenStreetMap: 48.5739, 13.4761
Location in Google Maps: 48.5739, 13.4761

Playground Bschütt

This is a huge playground area. It is not directly in the city center. However, it can be good stop on your way to the fortress Veste Oberhaus. It is right next to the river Ilz.

Area for younger kids
Climbing nets for older kids

Pros:

  • Interesting for children across all ages.
  • Keeps kids busy for a longer time.

Cons:

  • No fence or anything that would prevent kids from running wherever they want, the smaller your kids the more you need to pay constant attention.
  • Area for the small kids and the older kids are separated. If you are alone and need to keep an eye on multiple kids playing in the different areas you will not be able to spot them all at the same time.
  • Can be crowded especially on the weekends.
  • No shade.

There is a public restroom right next to the area for the smaller children towards the parking garage.

Location in OpenStreetMap: 48.5794, 13.47494
Location in Google Maps: 48.5794, 13.47494

Roman Playground Boiotro

This playground picks up the history of the Romans in Passau. It offers a "fortress", some "ruins" and a "horse stable".

The "fortress"

Pros:

  • Surrounded by a fence, parents only need to watch the gate.
  • Different options for very young and younger kids.
  • Picnic table

Cons:

  • Can get quite hot in the summer, need to be careful with the metal of the slide as it is directly pointing towards the sun.

Bring your own toys for the sand-box.

There is no public restroom right next to it. You need to go towards the church Sankt Severin. There are restrooms across the footbridge (~150m).

Here you are indeed right next to the location of one of the Roman forts named Boiotro, the last remaining one before the fall of the Roman empire. Next to the playground you will also see a part of the old city wall together with one of the towers.

Location in OpenStreeMap: 48.5691, 13.46228
Location in GoogleMaps: 48.5691, 13.46228

Playground Mariahilf

If you made it up here you will be rewarded with a beautiful view and a church full of history. Above there is the playground. The entrance is located on the side of the parking lot.

Pros:

  • Surrounded by a fence, parents only need to watch the gate.
  • Different options for very young and younger kids.
  • Picnic table

Cons:

  • Can get quite hot in the summer, picnic table might be in the sun.

Bring your own toys for the sand-box.

There is no public restroom right next to it. You need to go towards the church Mariahilf. There are restrooms next to the entrance for cars (~170m).

Location in OpenStreetMap: 48.56821, 13.46876
Location in Google Maps: 48.56821, 13.46876