The Landshut District includes 35 small municipalities surrounding the town of Landshut, which is an urban district unto itself. You will appreciate the relaxed pace of country life here, unfettered by the demands and stress of big cities.
Landshut District Map
Towns & Villages in the Landshut District
- Bruckberg (Lower Bavaria)
- Buch am Erlbach
In the northern part of the district, Rottenburg an der Laaber resides on a tributary of the Danube. It is a young town focused on developing new industries and integrating rural culture with contemporary lifestyles.
Also in the north, amid thick forests, you will find an old chapel upon a protrusion called Chapel Hill overlooking Ergoldsbach. Come here for the colorful market festivals in May, June and October.
The district is not without its landmarks. In centrally located Essenbach, you can see the St. Wolfgangs Church surrounded by fields of sunflowers. In the medieval town of Niederaichbach on the Isar River stands the church of St. Martin, featuring the highest brick tower in the world at 130.6 meters.
Vilsbiburg is a collection of tiny communities on the River Vils, nestled in alpine foothills to the southeast. Here you can swim, golf, ice skate, try go-carting, or just browse the Town Museum, with its rooms full of local history.
And in Altdorf, visit the Old Brickworks. It is now a community center for an annual strong beer celebration, the Crown Festival, songfests, beach-themed socials, and various disco parties throughout the year.