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Landshut is a real secret.
Located only 1 hour north of Munich, it offers one of the most beautiful, historic and romantic Old Towns that I have ever seen.

Some places like Rothenburg or Salzburg, also small towns, are overcrowded with tourists, but Landshut is one of those cities which everyone loves (I had heard many good things) but which, for whatever reason, does not get marketed so well.
It really surprises me.
All I can say is that Landshut (pronounced "Lands-Hoot") is such an overlooked destination and I don't really understand this, but this definately has many benefits, too :)

There are 60,000 people living in Landshut, many of them university students.

Here are some photos! Have a look.
The official website is www.landshut.de

<hr>German information
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1204 fand Landshut unter Herzog Ludwig I. von Bayern mit einer von Altheim nach hierher verlegten Isarbrücke ihren Anfang. Die folgende Geschichte ließ die Stadt zur Kunststadt Bayerns werden. Besonders die Herrschaft der "Reichen Herzöge" (1393-1503) bekam Handel und Gewerbe gut. Handwerker und die berühmten Rüstungsmacher ("Plattner") bescherten Reichtum und schöne Bauwerke. Noch heute erinnert die traditionelle Fürstenhochzeit an vergangene Zeiten. Sie findet alle vier Jahre statt und ist ein riesiges Spektakel mit Ritterturnieren und akribisch nachgestelltem mittelalterlichem Leben. Das Fest hat seinen Ursprung im Jahre 1475, als Georg II. die polnische Königstöchter Jadwiga heiratete. Als Wahrzeichen Landshuts gilt der 133 m hohe Kirchturm von St. Martin. Im höchsten Backsteinturm der Welt befindet sich die größte Schatzkammer Bayerns. Sehenswert außerdem: Burg Trausnitz, das Oldtimermuseum, die Keramikwerkstätten, der Hofgarten (15. Jh.), das Zisterziensierinnenkloster und die Stadtresidenz mit Staatsgalerie.

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Great Live Webcam of Landshut with the Isar river:
<a href="http://www.rbeck.onlinehome.de/Camseite.html" target="_blank">http://www.rbeck.onlinehome.de/Camseite.html</a>

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  • Pros:beautiful small town with a great location
  • In a nutshell:Another Bavarian beauty - and still quite unknown!
  • Intro Updated Feb 7, 2004
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  • Keafolk's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2006 at 6:11 AM

    Thanks for alerting us to Landshut, it looks just like the kind of place to relax for a few days instead of Rothburg. Know a cheap place to stay? The youth hostel seems pretty geared to young. Any good Landshut stopovers? Thanks Kathy

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2005 at 1:08 AM

    Grüsse von der Landshuter Hochzeit 2005 - morgen ist alles wieder zuende, aber SUPER wars !!

  • Apr 28, 2005 at 11:17 AM

    Looks neat 'n nice

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2004 at 7:30 AM

    Our guidebook said it was worth stopping and if we'd have seen something from the very uninspiring train station, we might have done. Next time! You know I've only just started on Bavaria - I knew there were things to discover there! ;)))

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2004 at 5:43 AM

    Good info. Might visit here this summer.

  • wadekorzan's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2004 at 11:00 AM

    You're right about Landshut! It is gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by and sorry about Rothenburg--have been too busy with Stockholm recently! Servus!

  • shellybelly567's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2004 at 10:53 AM

    Landshut reminds me a little bit of Graz. Schöne seite...Bayern hat mir sehr gut gefallen-ich freue mich auf meine nächste Reise nach Bayern (whenever that may be)

  • chicabonita's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2004 at 2:18 AM

    Landshut is such a lovely town! I was there years ago for the "Landshuter Hochzeit" - GREAT

  • Alice-Kees's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2004 at 2:51 PM

    Interesting pages on a town that I only knew the name of, but didn't realise it was so beautiful. On our next trip south, we will leave the Autobahn to see for ourselves!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2004 at 7:47 PM

    I love Bavaria and this is just another wonderful town not to mention colourful. So picturesque and the architecture is fabulous. I was so close and never knew.

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