Landshut is a town in Bavaria in the south-east of Germany, belonging to both Eastern and Southern Bavaria. Situated on the banks of the River Isar, Landshut is the capital of Lower Bavaria, one of the seven administrative regions of the Free State of Bavaria. It is also the seat of the surrounding district, and has a population of more 70,000. Landshut is the largest city in Lower Bavaria, followed by Passau and Straubing, and Eastern Bavaria’s second biggest city.
Owing to its characteristic coat of arms, the town is also often called “City of the three Helmets”. Furthermore, the town is popularly known for the Landshuter Hochzeit (Landshut Wedding), a full-tilt medieval festival.
The town is of national importance because of its predominantly Gothic architecture within the historic town centre, especially Trausnitz Castle and the Church of Saint Martin featuring the world’s tallest brick tower. Among other Gothic architecture are the churches of St. Jodok and Holy Spirit, but also the Town Hall and the Ländtor, the only still existing gate of the medieval fortification.
St. Martin’s Church in Landshut, Germany (by Helmut Reichelt on Flickr) 1498
Old Town of Landshut with Trausnitz Castle in the Background, Germany by Helmut Reichelt
Trausnitz Castle – Landshut ~ Germany
Places to stay:
Hotel Goldene Sonne
The Hotel Goldene Sonne lies in the heart of the historic Old Town of Landshut, within easy reach of Munich and Regensburg. It is the perfect location for a memorable stay in one of the loveliest towns in Bavaria. In a building dating from the fifteenth century, guests will find a classic and stylish hotel which blends a traditional Bavarian atmosphere with the comfort of a modern establishment. The retention of the ancient wooden beams when the building was modernised, for example, and the conscious selection of elegant top-quality materials combine to create an exceptionally warm ambience. Whether you visit us on a business trip or on holiday, you will feel at home in one of our 62 rooms and suites, even though you are away from home. The Baier Family and their staff have been greeting guests with warmth and hospitality since over 95 years. They will be pleased to share with you their personal recommendations and insider tips to help you discover the most attractive corners of their picturesque home town of Landshut.
City Hotel Isar-Residenz
Our rooms are furnished the way we like to live ourselves: harmonious colours, matching interior, spacious proportions, and exclusively high-quality mattresses. Oversized beds go without saying for us just as much as waterbeds on request.
We are the leisure and business hotel located at the peripheral area of the beautiful town Landshut in its district Ergolding.
The main building of our 3-star superior hotel “Meridian” was built and opened in 2006 by the Keil family. Since then the hotel has been managed family intern. You can expect very well-maintained rooms with modern and contemporary ambience.
Due to our high popularity and steadily growing numbers of guests we enlarged our hotel complex to the double size in 2011. In 2015 we kept on growing and the hotel “Bettstadl” with its classic and rustic character was opened on the same hotel premises. As a highlight during your stay in Lower Bavaria we would like to draw your attention to our holiday homes in the peaceful village Schmatzhausen which is about 18 km located from Landshut. Especially travel groups and families often decide for this alternative option of accommodation for long-term stays.