Straubing lies on the banks of the River Danube in Lower Bavaria and is bordered by the Bavarian Forest. Sandwiched between two sources of immense natural beauty, it is not surprising that visitors are spell bound by the surrounding vistas while here.
What marks the architectural menu of the town is the number of extravagantly laid out churches that dot the picturesque landscape. The medieval town lends itself to such splendid craftsmanship as can be seen by the profusion of such splendid buildings.
The Carmelite Church in Straubing’s New Town is a perfect example. Further away is the impressive St. James Church with a lofty tower and interiors embellished with exquisite stained glass.
The Old Town has its own share of architectural gems in the form of the stately St. Peter’s Church with its hauntingly beautiful crucifix that towers above the altar. The Agnes Bernauer Chapel here would be of immense interest to you, especially after you hear the tragic tale of the beautiful Agnes.
There’s plenty here for you to explore and be engaged with, especially if you are the kind who likes digging up facts for yourself.
The Church of St. Jakob in the heart of Straubing with its vaulted ceiling and the famous Moses Window and the St. Ursula Church with its beautiful stucco work and statues may also interest you if you are hooked on medieval architecture and its intricacies.
Straubing definitely has more than churches to offer. You will love the Gauboden History Museum, which among a host of enthralling Bavarian artefacts, also has an invaluable collection of Roman military items.
The Straubing Castle Museum is another venue with a loud wow factor. This impressive castle overlooks the Danube and offers a perfect view of all things beautiful. Don’t miss the historical exhibits that paint a perfect picture of the history of this castle that dates back to the 14th century.