There are places in Germany that will make you think you’ve gone through a time portal, opposed to maybe taking an airplane (or any modern mode of transport) to get here (which there is so, no time machine needed). The Lower Bavarian town of Abensberg is such a place.
Abensberg is only about half an hour from the city of Regensburg. There’s even an old Stadtmauer gate known as the Regensburger Tor. Although, the old stone Maderturm is Abensberg’s landmark. Napoleon saw it when he came to town fighting the Austrians for the Battle of Abensberg in 1809.
If you want more of a time long ago, then you’ve got it. Visitors come to see the Carmelite Monastery, the monastery church, St. Barbara’s church, and Schloss Abensberg.
The local history museum is in another historic building (Gothic), the Herzogkasten. Take a picture of the outside, this building is more than unique looking. You’ll also see that much of the town hasn’t changed too much over the centuries, especially over at the Stadtplatz (town square).
Of course, none of its medieval structures were here during the times of the Romans. They did build some old Roman baths around the sulphur springs (which aren’t used anymore).
However, one of the coolest sites in all of Abensberg is the Hundertwasserturm (see webcam!). This ultra modern building houses a collection of 4200 beer glasses. It also has a look into the German brewing “purity” laws regarding its beer.
No better fitting a place than Bavaria. ;-)
Other than beer, Bavaria is famous for its rugged countryside. There’s no better way to enjoy it than swimming in the town’s outdoor pool, playing a game of tennis, and ending with a romantic walk along a wooded footpath. Oh, another great place to see and still enjoy the great outdoors is Abensberg’s bird park.
With so much history within one town’s city limits, it’s easy to wonder if you’ve somehow left the 21st century. Really, Abensberg is classy and gracious and that never goes out of style — no matter how many centuries have passed.