You wouldn’t expect to find much urban art in Passau, a small town in Germany’s most conservative south but think again!
When I moved to Passau for university last fall, I wasn’t sure if it was the right decision. I was afraid of scary bible Christians, thick Bavarian accents and narrow minded beer drinking and pretzel eating men in Lederhosen. Well, what can I say – you can definitely meet some of these stereotypes when going for a stroll through town. But you’ll also notice the town’s friendly flair, lots of people who don’t speak Bavarian, and, maybe most surprisingly, lots and lots of stencil graffiti.
Some of the stencils aren’t so much intended to be art as they are a statement against fascism, others are just there to look pretty and beautify the town. You can also find lots of stickers all over town.
I think most of the stencil graffiti look great and I love discovering new ones that weren’t there the day before.