Landshut

Landshut, Germany

If you’re into Medieval pageantry with a lot of good, old-fashioned jousting, you might want to book a trip to Landshut. Every 4 years, this Bavarian city, with a Gothic old-town center, recreates the Medieval, European world in which 2000 people participate. It’s called ‘Landshut Wedding’. This blog has some wonderful photos from a pageant earlier this decade.

Here’s a lovely, 6-minute video featuring this beautiful, old Bavarian town. Here’s a 9-minute video featuring the Medieval pageant parade.

FunFacts about Landshut, Germany: (Source) (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: Landshut (Austro-Bavarian: Landsad) 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. (Source)
  • Every four years, Landshut hosts one of the largest medieval pageants in Europe. It’s called ‘Landshut Wedding’ and over 2000 people participate in putting on the pageant. People from all over the world attend this event.
  • Landshut is located near Munich and is one of the richest industrialized towns in Bavaria.
  • Landshut is located in the Alpine foothills.
  • Landshut was found in 1204 AD.
  • The historic downtown area is full of Gothic architecture.
  • The nearby Trausnitz Castle has close associations with Landshut.
  • St. Martin’s Church is the tallest brick building in the world.

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25 thoughts on “Landshut

  1. The Medieval pageant sounds like an amazing event. It’d be fun to attend one day, but just visiting the town and the nearby castle would be interesting, too.

  2. I’ve attended a Renaissance Festival, which loosely cover the 14th-17th centuries. They had jousting and ladies with their bosoms being prominent and “men in tights” and longish hair. (I enjoyed that view) You could buy a big leg of chicken to eat with your hands. I’m not sure how accurate and in period their props and costumes, etc, were, but it was fun. I’ve also attended “Medieval Times” which has the jousting contests. All this being said, actually attending an authentic medieval town would be amazing. Very pretty at night.

  3. I’m definitely putting it on my bucket list. From the pictures I can easily picture it in all its medieval glory. I love all the unique architecture.

  4. What lovely pictures. European architectural beauty has so much more depth than ours in America.

  5. Now, that is really nifty. Loved the video.
    Gothic is my favorite form of architecture.

    For years when I lived in Plymouth, MA, the neighboring town of Carver put on a medieval festival that lasted a few days.
    The costumes were amazing as was the role-playing.

    NC doesn’t have anything like that.

  6. Gorgeous pictures and loved picture #3 with the water, homes and castle on the hilltop. I got to see some of Germany and some of their castles. Beautiful country but didn’t get to Bavaria. Would love to see an actual Renaissance Festival. I have been to the one in Arizona which I totally enjoyed (especially the jousting!) Also got to see some of Switzerland and France. The countries are so close together in Europe that is makes it easy to visit quite a few of them. AZ

  7. Loved the feeling of a small town. I love the third picture with the people sitting on the bench and looking across the water at the beautiful and colorful landscape.

  8. Omg!!! I want to go to one of the medieval celebrations! I love everything I have seen! What an amazing and gorgeous place!! The picture of the ceiling…is that in the church?? So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!!
    Sanford, Maine

  9. Beautiful architecture. I’ve always wanted to travel to Europe. Not sure if Germany is on the list, but I’ve always wanted to see Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, and Scotland. I might have to revise the list a bit now.

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