This hotel is generally considered the best in town, and is certainly the only one to have been opened by an astronaut. It is owned by Georg Höltl, a local travel entrepreneur and owner of the Glass Museum housed in the same building. When Höltl bought the hotel a number of years ago, it was in a sorry state. After a careful refurbishment (and a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Neil Armstrong), the hotel quickly became one of the best in town.

Wilder Mann benefits from a wonderful location, right across the square from the town hall and a few steps from one of the main boat docks, convenient for anyone arriving via boat. The interior has the heavy walls, vaulted ceilings, and polished stone floors one would expect from 400 year-old interior design. Guestrooms are done in a traditional style with decorous Biedermeir-style bed frames, polished wooden floors, candle-style chandeliers and either prints or original oil paintings set off by gilded frames. Fans of Austria's fated Empress Elizabeth can rent the Sisi Suite, where she stayed on her two visits to the city. The suite is also one of the few rooms with water views, as the rest are taken up by the Glass Museum. The staff is minimal, but very friendly.

Street Address: Rathausplatz
City: Passau
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 851 3 50 71
Fax: 011 49 851 31 712
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Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$--
Type: Hotel