"City of Steep History" Top 5 Page for this destination Landshut by BruceDunning
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A truly wonderful city just 45 miles from Munich and on Autostrada 92 just past the airport. It was a city residence for the Wittelsbachs back in 1231, and by 1255 it became the capital of Lower Bavaria.
The city is known for its great Gothic style architecture; and has a lot of it. The Traunitz castle was upgraded in 1569 by Wiliiam V, when he lived there for 10 years
The main street of the Altstadt has numerous ornate buildings that spans 3 city blocks to end where the Podiwils Strasse is at end and parallel to Altestadt and Neustadt strasses.
Standing out in any crowd of red roofs is this huge church in the middle of the city. It has the world's tallest spire at 131 meters; about 430 feet. The oldest known record is from 1389 when construction began, but it took 110 years to complete.
- Pros:Great p[lace to stroll and take in local culture
- Cons:The Residence did not have a lot of furnishings
- In a nutshell:It is serence and beauty abounds
They may be convenient to get around if you are going maybe up to the Traunitz Castle and do not want to walk. The main... more travel advice
This unique gabled structure is in the middle of the city main street-Altstadt and across from the St. Martin church. It... more travel advice
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