The “old-Bavarian ducal town on the balk of the river Lech (founded in the year 1264 by duke Louis II, 29,000 inhabitants approx.) and situated on the Romantic Road shows the visitor its medieval side. The historic-romantic town-center, embedded into a charming small-town silhouette may invite you for a walk through the town. Large fronts of row houses open the view of monuments with dallying gables, jutties, and little towers. In the west, the almost totally conserved former town fortification with round towers and brick walls rises proudly. One part of the ancient wooden parapet shows there a particularly picturesque view. Hospitality, cultural activities, and sports events, amidst of a idyllic hilly landscape make your sojourning there extraordinary varied.
Sights and museums
Wittelsbacher Schloss (renaissance 1150-1560) with look-out, well-conserved city wall, town hall (built around 1680 by the successors of the Augsburg master builder Elias Holl, with well-conserved frescos and cassette ceilings in the counsel hall), Black Death column and Saint Mary’s fountain on the Marienplatz, pilgrimage church „Unseres Herrn Ruhe“ (1731-1753 bav. rococo, inside creation by Cosmas Damian Asam, Matthäus Günther and Franz Xaver Feichtmayr), parish church „Saint Jacob“ (built in 1871-1873 in basilica stile like San Zeno in Verona), „St. Stephan“ (1698 baroque, former house of leprosy),
church „St. Afra im Felde“ (built in 1710 at the place where Saint Afra died a martyr’s death), pilgrimage chapel „Maria Alber“ (1686, baroque).
Museum in the Wittelsbacher Schloss (amongst others clocks made in Friedberg and faiences, prehistory and early history, rural and civil culture) with special expositions .
Opening hours: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 11 to 17 o’clock; Guided visits for groups on appointment € 50,--. ticket: € 3,--.
Sports and leisure activities
Varied and informative biking and hiking tours „Wittelsbacher Land“, cultivated hiking trails, „Aktivpark Lechleite“ at the Friedberg lake with water ski, diving school and beach volleyball, camper sites, communal public pool and sauna, fitness-trail, mini golf, tennis, riding, skating, pedagogical bee trail, geo-biological nature trail, fitness day and half-marathon
From April to October guide town/church, for children as well visits; thematic tours: ”Historische Brauereikeller“ (historic brewerie), „Romantische Stadtführungen (romantic town visit with following Candle-Light-Dinner) in autumn and advent; special visits on demand: 40,-- €; guided hiking and biking tours. For detailed information contact tourist office.
How to get there
Friedberg train station
Veranstaltungen in Friedberg
- 30.11.- 03.12.
Karitativer Weihnachtsmarkt vor der Pfarrkirche
- 05.12.- 23.12.
Friedberger Advent – der romantische Weihnachtsmarkt inmitten der historischen Altstadt
Nacht der Sterne – mit Musik, Ausstellungen und großem Feuerwerk
- 30.11.- 03.12.