From the time of the Bronze Age there have been people lucky enough to live in and visit Schrobenhausen. The town’s 21 “quarters” are now home to some 16,000 residents, but it wasn’t too populated in the 9th century when the first parish church was built here.
Today, Schrobenhausen is home to a scenic countryside, medieval churches, fabulous festivals, and a museum dedicated to asparagus.
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The churches that stand in Schrobenhausen today date from the early 15th century, like the Parish Church Salvator (built in 1432), once a pilgrimage church. Also the Parish Church Jakob and the Frauenkirche, both were built in 1404 in a Late Gothic Style. Jakob’s beautiful ornate tower stands high above the Lenbachplatz and the Frauenkirche once had an attached hospital.
The Lenbachplatz is where Schrobenhausen’s market is held (since 1333!) on Thursdays and Saturdays. The annual Schrobenhausen Folk Festival is held here also on the Saturday before August 15th. While the Schrannfest, a citizen’s celebration, is celebrated here the weekend on/before June 24.
For other celebrations (weddings, etc.) and concerts a visit to the Schloss Sandizell, a water castle built in the 18th century, is in order.
The town also excessively celebrates the asparagus! There’s an entire museum dedicated to the town’s cultivation of the vegetable in the 15th century medieval Stadtmauer, very much appropriate for the reigning asparagus queen! ;-) In fact, many people come here to visit during the asparagus growing season (April-June).
You can educate yourself more on Schrobenhausen’s history as well as see many art exhibits at the City Museum housed in a 16th century building. Get a real life look into life here at the Craftsman’s House, a half timbered structure built in 1478. It’s one of the oldest in all of Upper Bavaria.
By the way, you may be wondering of all those “Lenbach” related names scattered throughout town. That’s because Schrobenhausen was the birthplace of the famous painter Franz von Lenbach, who was born here in 1836. Being one of Schrobenhausen most famous sons, Franz went on to paint the likenesses of emperors, popes, chancellors, and kings. The Lenbach Museum in the house of his birth has many of his paintings and sketches.
Not too many places can boast a Roman (and medieval) history, a celebrated painter, and vegetable party queen, but Schrobenhausen truly can!