Burghausen Things to Do

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    Aventinus House

    by Manara Updated Mar 25, 2010

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    Also within the Burg is the house of Johannes Thurmayr, aka Aventinus (1477-1534) a humanist scholar and historian who wrote a history of Bavaria.
    He lived here for a couple of years (1509-1510) when he was a teacher to the two sons of Duke Albrecht IV.

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    Burg-3

    by Manara Updated Mar 25, 2010

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    One of the interesting aspects of the Burg is that there are people who live in the houses within the enclosure of this citadel.
    One of the buildings here was a prison for women accused of witchcraft.

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    Burg-2

    by Manara Updated Mar 25, 2010

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    The street in the middle of the Burg provides a beautiful and interesting walk of about 1 Km. There are some points where it is possible to get panoramic views of the Market Square, of the river and, of course, of the Austrian bank of the Salzach.

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    St Jakob

    by Manara Updated Mar 25, 2010

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    The parish church of St Jakob is one of the main features of the Market Square.
    The original church, that was there since the 12th Century, was distroyed by a fire in 1353, the same fire that devastated the centre of the town, so it was rebuilt.
    The bell-tower was built in 1470.

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    Markt

    by Manara Updated Mar 25, 2010

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    The Markt (market square) is surrounded by stately buildings from the 16th century. Some of them are public buildings, such as the Rathaus and the Library, but many are private houses.
    There are many beautifully decorated facades, in an architectural style that looks very much like the typical one of the Innviertel region in Austria.

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    St Hedwig

    by Manara Updated Oct 13, 2008

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    Also the small gothic chapel of St Hedwig is within the walls of the Burg.
    It was built between 1479 and 1489.
    The gothic style, which is so awe-inspiring in cathedrals, has a more romantic flair whan found in small chapels or churches with tall and thin bell towers.

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    The Altstadt (old city)

    by Anjutka Updated Aug 10, 2005

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    Burghausen is a typical representative of the Inn-Salzach cities with their characteristic architecture (others are - along the Inn - Hall in Tirol, Rattenberg, Kufstein, Wasserburg, Braunau and Passau - and along the Salzach - Hallein, Salzburg, Tittmoning and Burghausen. All these cities became rich in the late Middle Ages, the economic driver was the transport of salt and wood downstream and of other goods upstream.

    The picture shows the central part of the Altstadt seen from the Burg.

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    Burg

    by Manara Updated Dec 15, 2003

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    The main feature of Burghausen is the Burg, a long citadel on the top of a low hill overlooking the river Salzach.
    It dates back to the 12th century and is the longest castle in Europe: m 1043.
    The proper Castle, former residence of Dukes, is at the southern end of the Burg.

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    The Burg (Castle) of course

    by Anjutka Updated Aug 10, 2005

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    small part of the castle seen from west

    The castle is on top of a long and narrow ridge about 60 meters above the old city and the Salzach river at the eastern and the Wöhrsee lake at the western side.

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    In the Burg

    by Anjutka Updated Aug 10, 2005

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    This tower stands on a square in the northernmost court of the castle. This is one of the wider parts of the castle.

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    Centre of the Altstadt

    by Anjutka Written Aug 10, 2005

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    All the old city - stretching between the Castle and the Salzach river - contains lots of treasures from gothic, renaissance and baroque times.

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    The Wöhrsee lake

    by Anjutka Written Aug 10, 2005

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    This lake is a relic of the last galcial age and offers great leisure activities right below the castle almost in the heart of the city

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