9 Sights in Landshut, Germany (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Landshut, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Landshut, Germany.

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1. Heiliger Georg Drachentöter

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Heiliger Georg Drachentöter Attributed to Hans von Kulmbach / Public domain

Saint George, also George of Lydda, was a Christian who is venerated as a saint in Christianity. According to tradition he was a soldier in the Roman army. Saint George was a soldier of Cappadocian Greek origin and member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. He became one of the most venerated saints and megalomartyrs in Christianity, and he has been especially venerated as a military saint since the Crusades. He is respected by Christian Druze, as well as some Muslims as a martyr of monotheistic faith.

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2. Basilika Sankt Martin

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The Church of St. Martin in Landshut is a medieval church in the German city located in the state of Bavaria. St. Martin's Church, along with Trausnitz Castle and the celebration of the Landshuter Hochzeit (wedding), are the most important landmarks and historical events of Landshut. This Brick Gothic landmark is the tallest church in Bavaria, and the tallest brick building as well as church in the world. It is also the 2nd tallest brick structure in the world, made without steel supports. St. Martin's church has a height of 130.6 metres (428 ft).

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3. Jesuitenkirche Sankt Ignatius

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Jesuitenkirche Sankt Ignatius Klaus Graf / CC BY 3.0

The former Jesuit monastery church of St. Ignatius is located at the upper end of the Landshut street Neustadt. It formally forms the conclusion of the New Town to the Hofberg. Attached to it is the former Jesuit College Landshut. The towerless church is a side church of the parish of St. Martin and counts both as an architectural monument of the Bavarian State Office for monument preservation and as a protected cultural asset according to the Hague Convention. The patron saint of the church is Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order.

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4. St. Jodok

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St. Jodok, also called Jodokskirche, is the second oldest parish church of Landshut after the parish church of St. Martin. In addition to the Martinskirche and Heilig-Geist Church, it is one of the three large Gothic brick churches in the old town of Landshut. The construction was still started in high -gothic, like several other Landshut churches in the second half of the 15th century, i.e. during late Gothic. Today's equipment is largely from the time of neo -Gothic in the 19th century.

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5. Heilig Geist

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Heilig Geist kandschwar / CC BY 3.0

The Holy Spirit Church in the old town of Landshut is a side church of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Martin, which is owned by the city of Landshut. It was built between 1407 and 1461 according to the plans of Hans von Burghausen. Today it is used as a place for exhibitions by the museums of the city of Landshut, but is not profaned. The patronal feast is celebrated every year with a trade fair on Whit Monday; Otherwise there are no services in the Holy Spirit Church.

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6. Burghauser Tor

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Landshut is a town in Bavaria in the south-east of Germany. 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 than 70,000. Landshut is the largest city in Lower Bavaria, followed by Passau and Straubing, and Eastern Bavaria's second biggest city.

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7. St. Margaret

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The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Margaret in Landshut-Achdorf is a neo-baroque church building, which was built from 1910 to 1912 according to the plans of the Regensburg architect Heinrich Hauberrisser. It replaced the old Gothic church as the parish church of the originally rural Achdorf.

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8. Kriegerdenkmal

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The war memorial "German Oak" in Landhut was built in memory of soldiers killed in the First World War. It is located in the centre of Landshuter Neustadt, at the intersection of Steckengasse, which leads to the Old City, and Barfüè ergasse, which leads to the Freyung district.

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9. Skulpturenmuseum im Hofberg

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Skulpturenmuseum im Hofberg Toni Ott / CC-by-sa 3.0

The Koenigmuseum is a museum for sculptures in Landshut. It houses the work and collections of the sculptor Fritz Koenig (1924-2017), which he contributed to the Fritz and Maria Koenig Foundation in 1993.

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