Landsberg am Lech Things to Do

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    Herkomer Tower & museum

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 22, 2012

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    This may not always be open as a museum any longer, but if so it is 2-5 except Monday. It was all the brainchild of Hubert von Herkomer, a famous artist of his time. He was Bavarian born, but got knighted a British artist in 1884. He commisioned the tower to be built to honor his mother; hence called Mutterturm. The tower has a wedding chapel besides a small musuem of some of his works. The yellow roof and rough limestone facade contribute to the Medieval look desired.

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    Lech River

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 22, 2012

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    Stepped dam causes white caps of the river
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    This river has been a contributor to the town for commerce and trade, and also energy power. A mill now shown at a side artery of the connector is replicated from what it looked like of old days. The river rages very fast over a half dam just past the bridge over to the town.

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    Stadt Neu Museum

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 22, 2012

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    This is a newer museum and dedicated to the folk and commonplace living style of the people. They also have exhibits that change from time to time. WE could not get into it when there due to limited time it is open; like 2-5 only a couple days a week. It is on a small street across from Helig Kruez church

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    Helig Kruez

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 22, 2012

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    The current church is from 1752-1754 and the original here was built 1584. It is a monastery and church. The inside has a lot of Baroque style and painted ceilings. The architecture was from Christopher Thomas Scheffler and Colegioi des Gesuiti

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    Convent of 300 Years

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 22, 2012

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    At the entry to the town form the river is a convent with much colored paintings on the facade, and very long building. In1719 the townspeople called on the Urseline Nuns to come to the town to teach the women education basics. In 1725 the first church was erected and architect Dominick Zimmermann styles its long row appearance. Today's church and convent were the result of his plans and they came to completion in 1764-65 to what they are today

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    Stadtkirche-Maria Himmelfarht

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 22, 2012

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    Located at George Hellmar Platz, this church is the town anchor church. The original church was built in 1219, and afterword additions and renovations show it to the current state. A choir was added in 1440, and renovation in major was done 2007-08.

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    Another Turm-Tor

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 22, 2012

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    This is the largest and most unique tor on Stadtmaur, and alone to the corner near street to A96-Munich exit form the walled town. It is nearly 120 feet tall, and has a unique clock on the face. The tower was restored in 1970, and looks like old but new. You can take stairs to the almost top for viewing of the area

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    Hauptplatz

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 22, 2012

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    Rathaus in middle of square
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    This square has a lot of nice structures that were designed by Dominick Zimmermann and also a statue in the middle of Marienbrunnen-Madonna von Joseph Streiter. Across to one side is the Schmaltzturm. The tourist office is in the Rathaus which is in the middle of the square and on the strasse-Vodereere Anger

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    Mühlbach

    by gubbi1 Updated Jan 10, 2011

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    The Mühlbach served as energy supplier for the industry of Landsberg. Still today a wheel of a mill is mounted here. The creek is artificial and to built it had quite an influence on the shape of the town.

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    Mutterturm

    by gubbi1 Updated Jan 10, 2011

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    Mutterturm, Landsberg am Lech, DE
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    The Mutterturm was built in 1884 by the artist Hubert von Herkomer to commemorate his mother. The tower served as his atelier. Beside the tower you can find a museum about von Herkomer.
    See the link below for more details about him...

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    The Father-Lech Monument

    by gubbi1 Updated Jan 10, 2011

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    Father Lech, Landsberg am Lech, DE

    On the opposite side of the Lech from the old town crossing the Karolienbruecke you will find a monument depicting the river Lech. It was made in 1952 by Ferdinand Hauk. The water wheel of a mill, a fish and water running from a mug represent the important things the river Lech gave to the town.

    See item 22 on Landsbergs tourist map (click link below to download pdf).

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    Hexenturm (Witches Tower)

    by gubbi1 Written Jan 10, 2011

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    The Witches Tower is part of the city wall since the 13th century and was used as a defence tower. Later it also served as an arrest tower. Between 1502 and 1665 about six cases are known of girls and women arrested as witches. It is not known if there were any executions. The tower remained an arrest house until the end of the 19th century.

    The Witches Tower is item 9 on the tourist map (linked as pdf below).

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    Salzstadl

    by gubbi1 Updated Jan 10, 2011

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    Salzstadl, Landsberg am Lech, DE

    Beside the textile industrie the trade with salt was an important business for the town of Landsberg which made it rich. In the Salzstadl, built in 1754, the salt was stored before transported further. With upcoming train connections the Salzstadl lost importance. Nowadays the Salzstadl houses apartments.

    It is item 8 on the tourist map (pdf as link below)

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    Bäckertor (Bakers' Gate)

    by gubbi1 Updated Jan 10, 2011

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    B��ckertor from town, Landsberg am Lech, DE
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    This gate was built in 1435 and is quite unusual as it has two different roof forms from the two different directions that you can go through it. Its name originates from the bakery which was closeby. The two photos show the two different sides.

    The gate has item number 14 on the tourist map (link to pdf).

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    Former Ursuline Convent

    by gubbi1 Written Jan 10, 2011

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    Ursuline Convent, Landsberg am Lech, DE
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    The former Ursuline Convent with its rococo church has a very pretty painted facade. In 1719 the order of the Ursuline were called to Landsberg to teach the female youth. Over the next decades the Convent was built and the Ursuline nuns settled here. From the beginning the convent was beautifully painted and still you can enjoy this today.
    Don't forget to go into the walkthrough to see the painting on the ceiling (photo 4).

    You will find the Ursuline Convent on the tourist map at the item number 4. Download the map as pdf by clicking on the link below.

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