Swabian towns in Bavaria

2014

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Dillingen

  • An amiable town with many faces. Dillingen had been seat of the government of the High Monastery of Augsburg, residence of the prince-bishops of Augsburg and important university town for many centuries. Cardinal Waldburg confessed in the year 1548 that he ‘would not rather be at any place on this earth with more pleasure’ than in Dillingen, his town of residence. And even today, the visitor will recognize the great historic past in the many historic sights in the very heart of the town between ‘Mitteltorturm’ and the former university, between castle and basilica St. Peter. Dillingen (18,500 inhabitants), often called the ‘Swabian Rome’, seems to be particularly charming because of its idyllic scene, historic importance, and modern open-mindedness.

    Photos

    • Mitteltorturm am Ende der Königstraße
    • Heinrich-Roth-Platz mit ehemaliger Universität
    • Goldener Saal in der ehemaligen Universität
    • Barockfassade in der Königstraße
    • Studienkirche innen
    • Rathaus quer
    • Im Schloßgarten
    • Eichwaldbad
    • Basilika St Peter
    • Alte Kaserne (Polizeidirektion)

    Sights and museums

    Studienkirche (former university church, 1610-17, art-historically valuable building of the city),
    Akademie der Lehrerfortbildung (teachers’ academy, former university with Jesuit college, built in 1688/89, with „Golden Hall“),
    castle (oldest parts date back to the Staufer period, residence of the prince-bishops of Augsburg for centuries),
    Basilica St. Peter (built by Johannes Alberthal in 1619/28),
    Franziskanerinnen-Kirche (church of the Franciscan nuns, beginning rococo, Wessobrunn stucco),
    Königsstraße, high street with Mitteltorturm (city gate), town hall and well-conserved historic cityscape
    Stadt- und Hochstiftmuseum (museum of the town and the High Monastery): (Am Hafenmarkt) Open all over the year every Wednesday from 14.00 to17.00 and every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 10.00 to 13.00, free entrance. Guided visits on demand.
    Goldener Saal: April – October every Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holiday from 10.00 to 17.00. ticket: € 1,00.

    Sports and leisure activities

    Eichwaldbad (heated public pool with 50-meter-highslide), indoor pool, training track, tennis, camping place, landing stage, scuba-diving lake, golf ground, surfing, fishing, Kneipp facilities, bike renting, movie center (four cinemas),link to the Swabian-Algo vian hiking track (destination Sonthofen), station of the Danube Hiking Trail Donaueschingen-Passau, hiking and walking paths. Well-equipped communal library with media section and much more.

    Large range of particularly cultural activities, (e.g. theatre guest performances in the „Stadtsaal am Kolpingplatz“, „Dillinger Akademiekonzerte“, lectures, expositions and many more)

    Guided tours

    Guided visits (public) from April to October every Sunday at 14.00 o’clock beginning at the town hall. Service charge: € 2,00 per person. Children free. Tours for groups on demand.

    How to get there

    Dillingen train station

  • Contact

    Touristinformation
    Rathaus, Königsstraße 37
    89407 Dillingen a.d. Donau
    Tel: 0 90 71 / 54 - 108 oder - 109
    Fax: 0 90 71 / 54 - 199
    www.dillingen-donau.de
    touristinfo@dillingen-donau.de

    Touristinformation
    Rathaus, Königsstraße 37
    89407 Dillingen a.d. Donau
    Tel: 0 90 71 / 54 - 108 oder - 109
    Fax: 0 90 71 / 54 - 199
    www.dillingen-donau.de
    touristinfo@dillingen-donau.de

    Events in Dillingen

    • 04.05.

      Georgi-Markt (Jahrmarkt), Königstraße


    • 09.05.- 13.05.

      »Dillinger Frühling« (Volksfest), auf dem Festplatz »Donaupark«


    • 12.07.- 13.07.

      Historisches Fest und Mittelaltermarkt
      750 Jahre Stadt Dillingen


    • 18.07.

      Mega DJ-Party
      750 Jahre Stadt Dillingen / Schlosshof


    • 19.07.

      Straßenkünstlerfest
      750 Jahre Stadt Dillingen / Altstadt


    • 20.07.

      Barock & Fire
      (Classic Open Air & Feuerwerk)
      750 Jahre Stadt Dillingen


    • 27.09.- 28.09.

      Dillinger Häfelesmarkt
      Töpfermarkt im Schlossgarten


    • 11.10.- 19.10.

      Bayr. Landesfotoschau
      Stadtsaal am Kolbingplatz


    • 12.10.

      Galli-Markt (Jahrmarkt), Königstraße


    • 12.12.- 14.12.

      Christkindlesmarkt im Schlossgarten