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.
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 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
Events in Dillingen
Christkindlesmarkt im Schlossgarten
- 12.12.- 14.12.