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Colors of Landshut - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Landshut Landshut is an incredibly interesting city for exploring the traditions and customs of local people. Here they celebrate some of the most original and beautiful Bavarian holidays. The history of some celebrations has more than one hundred years. The most spectacular historical holiday is the Landshut Wedding, which is usually held in the first half of summer every four years.
Landshut is a town in Germany located 65 kilometers north-east from Munich. The population of the town estimates 62 thousands of people. The center of Landshut features numerous houses … Open
Even back in the Middle Ages, it was customary to arrange lush wedding celebrations in the region. Some of them were so unique and rich that became a part of the region's history. In 1475, the wedding of the noble Duke George and the Polish princess Jadvyga Jogailaitė took place in Landshut. Many representatives of the local nobility and Emperor Frederick III attended the wedding celebration that lasted for several days. In the medieval period, such marriages were important political events in the life of many states.
It was first decided to hold a beautiful holiday in honor of this historic event in 1903. At that time, about 150 people took part in the organization of the historical carnival. Since then, the holiday is arranged on a regular basis, the nearest reenactment of the historical event will take place in 2021. Today, as many as several thousand people participate in the celebration. The main actions of the holiday are solemn processions through the city streets. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Landshut is attractive with its distinctiveness and color. Not only to adults but also to kids who should definitely be shown the city with all its interesting attractions. And there are … Open
Hundreds of city dwellers wearing interesting historic clothes walk along the main streets of Landshut, many people come to watch such a grandiose spectacle. The bulk of entertainment activities takes place in the historical part of the city where equestrian and knight tournaments are organized, colorful fairs and open-air theatrical performances are held. Preparation for the holiday takes several months, the main participants are actors playing the role of the bride and the groom.
It is very difficult to get the opportunity to portray the Polish princess and the Grand Duke. The beginning of the festival is always preceded by a competition in which thousands of applicants for leading roles take part. Ladies grow their hair for several years to become as similar to Jadvyga as possible and do medieval hairstyles.
Landshut is a great place to experience traditional Bavarian cuisine. The city boasts many attractive restaurants and bars where you can taste everyday local dishes, as well as enjoy the … Open
On the festival days, plenty of interesting entertainments and contests await tourists. They will have a chance to attend craft exhibitions, enjoy festive treats at fairs, and even take part in exciting sporting competitions alongside local residents. Of course, a special children's entertainment program takes place within the framework of the festival. If there is no opportunity to visit the city during the most famous holiday, do not be upset. Many other historical festivals are held in Landshut throughout the year. Besides that, some national events are celebrated in a special way.
The city is a permanent venue for the Medieval Music Festival that takes place in a colorful historic district. They hold this festival in the summer so most of the music concerts are organized in the open air. During the festival, you can watch performances of musicians playing melodies traditional for the region on ancient musical instruments. The unique holiday is never complete without interesting contests and gastronomic programs.
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 … Open
It is very interesting to visit the city on Christmas, a fair always opens a few weeks before the holiday comes here. Stalls in which one can buy popular Christmas treats and souvenirs are open until late at night. Beautiful fairs are also held here in honor of the Easter celebration. There are also very interesting modern festivals in the rich festive calendar of Landshut.
A few years ago, the city has held the Landshut Short Film for the first time. This is the largest festival of its kind in southern Germany. Now the event is held every year with the participation of representatives from many European countries. Beautiful holidays and a rich cultural life made the tiny town famous throughout the world. On an average day, nothing violates its calm and measured atmosphere, but a just few days is enough to turn the city streets into a huge open-air stage. Music and film festivals, amazing historical reenactments and gastronomic events, colorful carnivals and art exhibitions take place in Landshut throughout the year.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Landshut
♥   Basilika St. Jakob, Straubing, 49.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Anna, Altötting, 51.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Landshut
♥   Castle 'Schloss Hexenagger' , 55.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Alter Hof Munich' , 61 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nymphenburg' , 63.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Amalienburg Munich' , 63.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Blutenburg' , 65.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Herrenchiemsee' , 77.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Landshut

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Landshut. Learn the best periods to visit Landshut to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Landshut.
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