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Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea represent additional National Borders in the North. The climate is quite pleasant with almost all variety of seasonal flavors as temperate, marine, cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers, occasional warm, tropical foehn wind and high relative humidity.
Passau is a town in Niederbayern, Eastern Bavaria in Germany. It is also known as the Dreiflussestadt, City of Three Rivers, due to the Danube River, which joins it by the Inn River from the South. Its population is 50,415, of whom about 8,000 are students at the local University of Passau. The university, founded in the late 1970s, is the extension of the Institute for Catholic Studies. It is renowned in Germany for its institutes of economics, law, computer sciences and cultural science. The area of the city is 69.72 square kilometers. Its population density is 725 per square kilometers.
Tourism in Passau focuses on the three rivers, the St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Old City. An interesting fact is that the Inn is the largest river of the three meeting at the city, so that the Danube should really be called Inn from Passau. However, at the place of the convergence of two rivers, the name is given to the one, which is the longest. It was an ancient Roman colony of ancient Noricum called Batavis. The Batavi were an ancient Germanic tribe mentioned often by classical authors, and they were regularly associated with the Suebian marauders, the Heruli.
Passau, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place. Presently, Passau experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well-being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of Germany.

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