Passau (DE)

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Passau is a town (50,566 inhabitants end 2015) in Lower Bavaria, Germany, at the border with Austria. It is also known as the Dreiflüssestadt or Town of Three Rivers, because the Danube is joined at Passau by the Inn from the south and the Ilz from the north.

It used stamps issued by the Bavaria (Bayern) State until 1920.

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Germany era

German Empire era

PASSAU 2 DC in 1928.
PASSAU 2 DC in 1930.

Bavaria State era

The Kingdom of Bavaria opened a post office (k.b. Postamt) in 1808. It used numerals 260 and 385 (after 1861) within a mill wheel (Mühlrad).

260 on a 9 kr 1850 issue.
Segment PASSAU Antiqua with hour (VIII morning) on the 18 kr 1867 issue.
PASSAU II on a 5 Pfg postal card in 1886.
Circle in 1889.


PASSAU main office