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Arts and Culture

Gäubodenmuseum (Gäuboden Museum)

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DescriptionThe world famous Straubing Roman Treasure plus unique jewellery and weapon exhibits from Bajuwaren times can be admired in the Gäuboden Museum. Apart from the numerous archaeological finds there are exhibitions of secular art, popular piety and local town history, e. g. "Unter Kurfürst und König" (Under Princes and Kings).
Open: Tues - Sun 10am - 4pm
AddressGäubodenmuseum
Fraunhoferstr. 9
D-94315 Straubing
Bavaria
Germany
Fax0049-9421-974129
Tel.0049-9421-974110
Tel.0049-9421-944307
E-mailgaeubodenmuseum@straubing.de
E-mailtourismus@straubing.de
Linkwww.gaeubodenmuseum.de
Linkwww.straubing.de

Karmelitenkirche Hl. Geist (Carmelite Church of the Holy Spirit)

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DescriptionIn 1368 the mendicant order of Carmelite Monks settled in Straubing. The Carmelite Church of the Holy Spirit was completed, after a series of building phases, by 1430. It comprises a hall church with three naves and a monastic chancel, these light flooded naves are typical for the late Gothic period. The architectural work is attributed to both Hans Krumenauer and Hans von Burghausen. Baroque alterations to this church, with its magnificent tombs from the late Gothic and renaissance periods, were carried out by Wolfgang Dientzenhofer in 1700.
Open daily.
AddressKarmelitenkirche Hl. Geist
Albrechtsgasse 20
D-94315 Straubing
Bavaria
Germany
Fax0049-9421-843735
Tel.0049-9421-84370
Tel.0049-9421-944307
E-mailtourismus@straubing.de
Linkwww.straubing.de

Kirche St. Jakob und St. Tiburtius (Church of St. James and St. Tiburtius)

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DescriptionThe building of this hall church with its three naves surrounded by a ring of chapels and its open chancel ws begun towards the end of 14th century. It is a masterpiece of late Gothic religious architecture. Hans von Burghausen is regarded as the architect of this brick church. The intereior decoration of this Papal Basilica dates from Gothic times to the present day. The stained glass windows (Moses-window from Albrecht Dürer!), the tombs, the rococo pulpit and the re-modelled neo-Gothic altar are all exemplary works of art.
Open daily.
AddressKirche St. Jakob und St. Tiburtius
Pfarrplatz 1
D-94315 Straubing
Bavaria
Germany
Fax0049-9421-82778
Tel.0049-9421-12715
Tel.0049-9421-944307
E-mailtourismus@straubing.de
Linkwww.straubing.de

Kirche St. Peter (St. Peter's Church)

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DescriptionThe Augsburg Cathedral Chapter erected the pillared basilica with its three naves in the centre of the original settlement of Straubing. It is situated on the remains of a Roman fortress and oaf Carolingian-Ottonic church buildings. St. Peter's has two very estimable Romanesque tympanum. A Romanesque Crucifix (circa 1200) and a moving sculpture of the Pietá (circa 1340) are to be found inside the church. The fortified graveyard with its gravestones dating from 14th to 20th century, is one of the most significant and beautiful of its kind to be found in German speaking countries. The Gothic Chapel of Our Lady, the Agnes Bernauer Chapel with its red marble Bernauer epitaph and the All Souls Chapel with its frescos of the Dance of Death (Totentanzfresken) by the Straubing artist Felix Hölzl situated in the church grounds are all most impressive. The church and the chapels are open daily as far as the gate.
AddressKirche St. Peter
Petersgasse
D-94315 Straubing
Bavaria
Germany
Fax0049-9421-85474
Tel.0049-9421-21532
Tel.0049-9421-944307
E-mailtourismus@straubing.de
Linkwww.straubing.de

Stadtturm (Tower)

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DescriptionFoundations for the 68 metre high, eight storey fire and watch tower were laid in 1316, and by the 16th century it housed the town watch and boasted five spires. It is the town's landmark. From the top of the tower there is a magnificent view of the medieval town, the Danube River, the Bavarian Forest and the "Gäuboden" (fertile plain).
For information concerning guided tours of the tower, please contact the Tourist-Information Office (Tel. 0049-9421-944307).
AddressAmt für Tourismus
Theresienplatz 20
D-94315 Straubing
Bavaria
Germany
Fax0049-9421-944103
Tel.0049-9421-944307
E-mailtourismus@straubing.de
Linkwww.straubing.de

Ursulinenkirche (Church of St. Ursula)

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DescriptionIn 1691 the Ursuline Order founded an educational institution for girls in Straubing. The famous Asam brothers Cosmos Damian and Egid Quirin designed and built the convent church, their last joint masterpiece, between 1736 and 1741. The unique harmony of architecture, sculpture and painting are exemplary for the transition from the baroque to the rococo period.
Open daily as far as the gate.
AddressUrsulinenkloster
Burggasse 9
D-94315 Straubing
Bavaria
Germany
Tel.0049-9421-99230
Tel.0049-9421-944307
E-mailtourismus@straubing.de
Linkwww.straubing.de
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