Landsberg am Lech Travel Guide

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Landsberg am Lech Things to Do

  • Herkomer Tower & museum

    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...

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  • Lech River

    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

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Stadtkirche-Maria Himmelfarht

    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

    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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  • Towers-Turms

    They are prolific and number about seven as I count them. They are on a generally circular routs, and each worth trying to find for the different architecture and style when built over the ages.

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  • Hauptplatz

    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

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Hexenturm (Witches Tower)

    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...

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  • Salzstadl

    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...

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  • Färbertor (Dyers' Gate)

    The Färbertor was built around 1520. Färber is the German word for dyer and it remembers the Textilindustry which gave wealth to town.It is item 13 on the tourist map (link below to pdf).

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  • Bäckertor (Bakers' Gate)

    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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  • Look for the Saints

    Along the streets in the old town you will see some figures on the walls of the houses. Some are Saints, keep your eyes open. I found two...

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  • Former Ursuline Convent

    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...

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  • Canonballs!

    At the Hauptplatz of Landsberg you will find two canonballs set up at the wall of a house and at the gate of the Schmalzturm.The one at the Schmalzturm commemorates the occupation of Landsberg by Napoleons troups in 1796. The other one on the opposite side of the square remembers the siege by Swedish troups in 1633. The sign says: 'In the year 1633...

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  • Hauptplatz (Main Square)

    The Hauptplatz (Main Square) is one of the nice places in town and offers a beautiful scene for photos. Looking eastwards over the square you will have the Schmalzturm in a row of beautiful houses. I am sure you will pass by here, as the tourist office is located here!

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  • Parish Church - Tomb Plates

    Interesting at the Parish Church are several plates of tombs, which are now part of the outer walls. Several are nicely decorated. Probably you will have a look at them.

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  • Parish Church - Colored Windows

    The Parish Church has some very nice colored windows. Here some examples which you can find on the side of the church. Also have a look at the five windows around the altar. They originate from the time between 1490 and 1510.

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  • Parish Church

    The Parish Church is located in the towns center at the Georg-Hellmair-Platz. It is dominating the inner old town with its very high almost seperate standing church tower. The church was built in the 15th century as a pillar basilica by Matthäus von Ensingen. He constructed also the cathedral in Ulm (Ulmer Münster) with the highest churchtower of...

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  • Schmalzturm (or Schöner Turm)

    The Schmalzturm was part of the first city wall, which hardly exists anymore. The tower was built in the 13th century but changed its look over the periodes. With a new city wall of an extended Landsberg, the tower was not used as guard tower anymore and the clock with bells were added. A canon ball at the walkthrough remembers the occupation by...

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  • Brunnenkirchlein

    This is the Brunnenkirchlein, which is visible during the ascent from the Heilig-Kreuz-Church via the Alte Bergstrasse, resp. Hexenviertel.During construction works in the 16th century a Mariestatue was found here which was said to do wonders. A small church was built but somehow the small church needed to be rebuilt in 1756. So the...

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  • Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

    Located on the top of the hill in the east the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche is well visible. It was built 1752 by the Jesuite Ignatius Merani. The church looks very huge inside and its ceiling is filled with frescos. These are counted to the frescos with the widest extension in Bavaria. Like in the church in Fuessen also this altars look can be changed for...

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  • Small Maria

    As Bavaria is a relatively religious country also here in Landsberg you will find small religious details along the way. This is a small Maria figure on the ascent to the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche. Find the Kochgasse and take the ascent coming from the northwest upwards the hill (green marked tour on map). The statue is almost on the top.Load the city...

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  • Sandauer Gate

    The Sandauer Gate is the exit of the old town northwards. It was built in 1630 into the already existing city wall. The name of the gate originates from a settlement just a little downstream, which was destroyed during the Cities War in the 14th century. People from there settled down in Landsbergs town area which is now just south of the...

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  • Johannis-Church (Johanniskirche)

    The rather small Johannis-Church used to be a cemetary church and originates from the middle of the 18th century. It was built after plans of Dominikus Zimmermann and its facade fits perfectly into the row of houses along the street Vorderer Anger. You will find a very interesting altar here, which looks a bit like a theater stage and is of rococo...

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  • Towers in Landsberg

    When you plan to come to Landsberg, expect to see several towers, which have been part of the city walls. There was an inner one and an outer one, which protected the town. Towers were included in the walls as watch towers, partly also with representative purpose.Check the 5 photos for 5 examples of the interesting towers.

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Landsberg am Lech Hotels

  • Hotel Goggl

    Nice central hotel with familiar atmosphere. Very clean and comfortable rooms, good breakfast.

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