Straubing has a very good museum of regional history and culture that I herewith highly recommend. It is named "Gäubodenmuseum" after the surrounding region in the Danube plain, the Gäuboden.The most treasured permanent exhibition, also the best presentation, is the part about the ancient Romans. Straubing's documented history begins almost 2000...more
The mendicant order of the Carmelites settled in Straubing in the 14th century and soon started building their church. The adjacent convent buildings are still inhabited by a congregation of Carmelite monks who use the church as their abbey church.A small street leads straight towards the facade with its single, rather short steeple. This view...more
The nativity is on display during festive seasons of the church year in a narrow room off the side chapel on the right. If it is open, don't miss it.The call it "Krippe", nativity, but it is a lot more than the usual Christmas scene. A series of showcases displays several scenes from the Life of Christ and also from the Old Testament, for example...more
When the Jesuit order settled in Straubing in 1631, they were given a gothic chapel by the Western town gate at the end of the market street. Over several decades this old church was refurbished and altered. The result is a little baroque jewel. The division in three naves was removed to create a wide hall. Walls and vaults are painted white. Large...more
This is rather a "Things NOT to do" tip because the main church of the town is closed for a thorough renovation until at least 2014. It's a pity because according to photos the church must be full of amazing art treasures.Anyway, St Jakob is a striking landmark due to its tall steeple and impossible to overlook. The late gothic basilica is entirely...more
The palace on the bank of the Danube was built in the 14th century as residence of a side line of the House of Bavaria which reigned an independent territory for a short while. Later on it became the seat of various government offices, and stayed such to this very day. The large festival hall inside, named Rittersaal ("knights' hall"), is said to...more
The Trinity Column in Theresienplatz is a baroque addition to the market street. It was erected in 1709 after a vow the citizens of the town made during the Spanish Heritage War. Most Austrian cities have such columns but in Bavaria they are not frequent. The top of the column carries statues of the Holy Trinity: Godfather and Christ under the...more
Like many cities and towns in Bavaria, Straubing has no central market square but a market street. This one cuts through the entire old town in East-Western direction. The middle part is pedestrianized, the outer parts are parking lots. The middle of the market is occupied by the city tower (Stadtturm, see separate tip) which divides it in halves....more
Wittelsbacher HÃ¶he 1, Straubing, 94315, de
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Theresienplatz 41, Straubing, 94315, de
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Theresienplatz 25, Straubing, Bavaria, 94315, Germany
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Very clean, great authentic German food and beer.The restaurant is in the middle of town with easy access for all with a wait staff that's very friendly. The Straubing Lions Club holds their monthly meetings here.
Favorite Dish: Wild boar, dumplings with gravy and sauerkraut and of course washed down with a weiss beer.
MUST go to the beerfest in August, very much like the Octoberfest in Munich later on in the year but this is just smaller. Still lots of fun. DRINKING DRINKING and more DRINKING...and of course...pretzels :oD We went with my family and in the picture, the people in the green, yellow, or blue shirt is my cousin, second-cousin and great aunt that all live in Germany.
Nativity scenes are popular in catholic Bavaria and like other towns, Straubing has a Krippenweg, too. Nativity scenes are set up in churches but also in private backyards, shop windows, or simply in the street. A flyer (available, for example, in Gäubodenmuseum or at the toruist information) marks the locations in a map of the town. I did not...more
The facade of the pharmacy next to the town hall is turned into an Advent calendar in December. Each day in the evening the mayor opens one of the windows. The calendar is connected with a lottery, each of the window hides a prize donated by a local shop or company whose name appears in the open window. There are worse ways of advertising!more
Straubing's Christkindlmarkt takes place in Theresienplatz in the shadow of the tower. It begins on Wednesday before the first Advent Sunday and stays open until Dec 23. It is not evry big, admittedly, but the atmosphere is pleasant. The stalls offer the usual crafts, decoration and knickknack, and of course food and drink in abundance. And they...more
Stadt mitte. It's a bustling area with something always going on. Parking can be challenging though. Whenever possible, one should use their public transportation which the trains and busses are clean, friendly and almost always on time. Sit outside and enjoy the food, beer and watching people.
Fondest memory: I miss my friends, family, food and beer the most.