At the convergence of the Danube, Iln and Ilz rivers is the picturesque city of Passau, one of lower Ba-varia's most treasured cities. The population of Passau is over 50,000, but one out of every 10 people is a student at the local university, which has strong economic, law and cultural studies departments. Founded by the Romans, Passau became the largest diocese of the Holy Roman Empire under the influ-ence of St. Boniface, who arrived in the city in the 8th century. During medieval times, Passau became world famous for its decorative and artistic swords, which were made by city blacksmiths and guilds and adorned with magical charms and embellishments. Nowadays, the average Passau resident is more likely to be working in the IT industries. Passau has a regional bus and train system, and residents are proud of their city's many attractive sites, including St. Stephen's Cathedral. The cathedral boasts the world's sec-ond-largest organ, with over 17,000 pipes.
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