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Culture of Landshut. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Landshut has preserved many interesting historical sites. One of the main symbols of the city is Rathaus, the old Town Hall. The 16th-century Gothic building is now located on the main city square. It is a very peculiar architectural monument, as the Town Hall was once built on the site of three older residential houses of 15th-16th centuries. During the construction, it was decided not to destroy but simply renovate and unite them into a single bigger building. The Town Hall is notable for its spectacular facade decoration, it is still used for holding ceremonial meetings and gatherings. Guided tours of the Town Hall are organized almost every day, its central hall is also a permanent venue for musical concerts and theatrical performances.
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No less interesting is another historic attraction such as Trausnitz Castle. The very first fortification was erected in its place at the beginning of the 13th century. After a while, a small town was formed around the castle. Throughout a long history of its existence, the fortress has been repeatedly rebuilt. Unique architectural elements are left here from each historical period.
A beautiful chapel and the tallest tower date back to the Middle Ages, and a charming courtyard with galleries was built in the Renaissance. Now the whole territory of the old castle is available for tours, an interesting collection of antiques is kept within its walls. Here you can see sumptuous antique furniture, tapestries and paintings, as well as personal belongings of the castle's former owners. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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For many years, the castle was owned by representatives of the ducal family of Wittelsbach, among whom were famous scholars and collectors. They collected very interesting collections of unique things, some of which are presented in the castle today. Travelers visiting the fortress in the summer will have the opportunity to stroll through the picturesque surrounding garden.
The main religious landmark of Landshut is the Church of St. Martin (Martinskirche), which is another vivid example of Gothic architecture. The construction of this church began at the turn of the 14th-15th centuries and lasted for almost a hundred years. Martinskirche was built solely on donations from local residents. The main architectural feature of the medieval church is a high brick tower, which was recognized as unique of its kind.
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The height of the tower is 130 meters, the very first project of the church was developed by the famous architect Hans von Burghausen. The church turned out to be very large, with five entrances, decorated with interesting sculptural compositions. Many unique artifacts are stored within the walls of the church. It houses a crucifix created in 1495, as well as an old Madonna sculpture. An 18th-century organ is considered one of the main treasures of the shrine. All visitors can climb a bell tower of the church, you'll need to overcome a steep staircase of 495 steps for this.
Landshut The old market square Altstadt is very popular among those who love walking on foot. It is surrounded by picturesque historic buildings, one of the richest markets in Bavaria was located on this square for many years. Now the square is a permanent venue for holding major cultural and social events, as well as fairs. Charming historical streets paved with cobblestones begin from the square.
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A striking architectural monument is the Palace Stadtresidenz, built in the best traditions of the Renaissance style. Now the splendid palace with a well-preserved decoration is converted into a cultural center. It often hosts art exhibitions, literary evenings and musical concerts, as well as special programs devoted to significant historical events.
Landshut St.Martin und Burg Trausnitz Another historical site of interest is Betzdorf Palace located in the heart of the city. Its richly decorated facade makes it one of the most recognizable local attractions. Beautiful stucco elements and other unusual decorations have been preserved on the facade. It is painted in white and pink tones, which gives the whole building a special gracefulness. The beautiful palace was built in 1745 for the wife of one of the noble local dukes. It has managed to preserve some elements of its original interior decoration. Currently, the building belongs to one of the private large companies, therefore it is not available for tours. Nearby is the old post office Alte Post, whose facade is adorned with elaborate frescoes. The beautiful building dating back to the 16th century looks like a huge artistic canvas.
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Landshut
♥   Palace 'St. Emmeram’s Abbey' , 53.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Residenz' Munich, 60.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Nymphenburg Palace' Munich, 63.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Herrenchiemsee' , 77.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Landshut
♥   Gnadenkapelle, Altötting, 51.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Emmeram, Regensburg, 53.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Unserer Lieben Frau Zur Alten Kapelle, Regensburg, 54.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom St. Peter, Regensburg, 54.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Zu Unserer Lieben Frau, München, 61.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Maria Schutz und St. Andreas, München, 64.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt, Tuntenhausen, 67.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Landshut

Culture guide to Landshut. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Landshut: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Landshut. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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