Hotel History in Passau

Learn more about the traditions & legacy of the Weisser Hase in Passau. Our Passau historic hotel opened in 1512 in the very same premises which we occupy today!

Tradition since 1512

In 1512 the Weisser Hase Inn opened in Ludwigstra├če 23, Passau. As few people could read or write, it was common to use animals on signs – Weisser Hase means “white hare”. Passau used to have a “black hare” and a “grey hare” but only our “white hare” hotel & restaurant remains!




Family-run since 1957

In 1957 the newly-wed couple Faltermeier bought the Weisser Hase which was a simple guest house with stables and troughs for horses. Working day and night to ensure its continued success, the Faltermeiers developed one of eastern Bavaria’s largest, most modern hotels.

A Tradition of Hospitality in Passau, Bavaria

At Hotel Weisser Hase, we try to carry our history and family feel front and center every day. With more than 50 years’ experience in the hotel industry, gastronomy, and event organization, we can offer you the highest level of personal service. Over the last few years, we have completely renovated the hotel. The historic part of the building has been entirely renovated and the interior has been fitted out with your comfort in mind.

Historic Pictures of Hotel Weisser Hase in Passau

A special thank you goes to Michael and Peter Geins – two local photographers from Passau – who have allowed us to show these historic pictures!