Bavaria's gate to southeast Europe

bayernhafen Passau efficiently connects road, rail and inland waterway. Its lightering services are of particular importance to shipping on the Danube. It is the last port on the Danube for ships coming from Southeast Europe before the undeveloped section between Vilshofen and Straubing. This stretch of the Danube requires cargo ships to adjust their draft accordingly through offloading a part of their cargo on to another ship or storing it temporarily on land.

As a result of its excellent accessibility for wide-load and high machinery components and associated handling possibilities, bayernhafen Passau plays an important role in securing the commitment of Bavarian plant and equipment manufacturers to the area. For example, filter plants or entire wind turbine blades are loaded onto river barge at Passau to be shipped to destinations around the world.

hectares port area
Lifting capacity
Handling by rail and water
Road journeys saved:
per year

Our high-performance infrastructure enables us to provide non-discriminatory and cost-effective access to the three equal modes of transport rail, road and inland waterway.

Should you experience any disruption or impediments when using our infrastructure, we can be reached around the clock via our location-wide hotline.

Central Disruption Management Infrastructure:
Tel: 0800 / 7240 320 (24 hr)

Luftbild bayernhafen Passau-Schalding. Quelle: Herbert Stolz
Aerial photograph of bayernhafen Passau-Schalding. Source: Herbert Stolz

bayernhafen Passau has a water surface area of 1.3 hectares

Total length of Passau-Schalding quayside (including ro-ro facility): 450 metres

Ro-ro pier: approximately 80 metres in length

bayernhafen Passau-Schalding has excellent conditions for rail traffic at its disposal. A stone’s throw away is the main artery of the European rail network: Frankfurt – Nuremberg – Linz – Vienna. Due to the direct access to electrified track, the port in Schalding can directly accessed by long-distance freight trains.

The expansion of the rail infrastructure integrating logistics concepts for block train traffic is a key component of the development concept for bayernhafen Passau-Schalding.

Road-going units such as cars can be loaded directly on to rail wagons via a ramp. The ro-ro facilities complete the links between the three transport modes of road, rail and inland waterway.

Contact person

Stefan Ring
Head of Production Division


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Facts & Figures

How did bayernhafen Passau develop last year? Which goods did it handle most?

Find answers to these questions and the most important facts and figures here.


Cargo handling by inland waterway and rail 2018

Inland waterway


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bayernhafen Passau

Bayernhafen GmbH & Co. KG
Industriestraße 12
94036 Passau

0851 2132334-11
0851 2132334-10

Contact persons

Michaela Wöhrl
Head of Land and Property Management Division
Stefan Ring
Head of Production Division
Klaus Schlapps
Crane Scheduling
Michaela Ciobanu
Team Assistant / Invoicing Rail Traffic