Günzburg is without any doubt one of the most charming towns on the river Danube. The Great County Seat owns a wonderful historic town center, affectionately reconstructed, with picturesque alleys, corners and a marketplace well worth seeing that may invite you to stay a bit longer. This town on the banks of the river Danube was founded in the year 77 A.D., belonged to Further Austria for 500 years and had his heyday under the reign of Maria Theresia (1740 – 1780). The modern Günzburg has developed to a progressive center with large trading area. After the opening of the leisure park Legoland in the year 2002, the small town with 20,000 inhabitants has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Bavaria. Günzburg offers a lot of sport and free-time activities as well as a varied cultural program. All over the year, events such as concerts, theater, cabaret, and lectures etc. take place in the Forum am Hofgarten.
Sights and museums
Liebfrauenkirche (1736-41) – rococo building by Dominikus Zimmermann, the master builder of the famous Wieskirche; carefully restructured historic town center with many buildings of the 18th century; town hall – a former Austrian mint (18th century); town tower, Market Place 43: symbol of the town, square basement of the14th century, octagonal structure of the castle construction period. For info as to opening hours contact phone: 0 82 21 / 2 19 09.
Museum of local history Günzburg (Rathausgasse 2): Summer period (15th May to 15th September), Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 - 12.00 o’clock, Saturday and Sunday: 14.00 - 16.00 o’clock.
Low season (16th September – 14th May), Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 -12.00 o’clock,
1st Sunday of the month: 14.00 - 16.00 o’clock; 22nd December – 6th January closed.
Groups on appointment under 0 82 21 / 3 88 28.
Sports and leisure activities
Colorful stones - and much more
An absolute highlight – particularly for families with children – is LEGOLAND Deutschland in Günzburg. The world of the colorful stones matches well with the colorful mix of our leisure activities offering varied possibilities for water fans, bikers, hikers, skaters and people interested in nature.
Getting to know Günzburg: In about 90 minutes you learn a lot of interesting details about the past and the present of this town on the Danube. Moreover, we offer tours with special topics, accompanied by our experienced guides such as: The Romans in Günzburg, On the Traces of the Habsburg Dynasty, Of Emperors, Commanders and Modest Citizens, The Frauenkirche, a Günzburg Jewelry, The Secret of the Four Towers (a children’s tour)
Times: group tours all the year, after reservation, individual tours from May to September, Contact: www.guenzburg.de or phone 0 82 21 / 20 04 44.
How to get there
Günzburg train station
Veranstaltungen in Günzburg
- 10.08.- 19.08.
Günzburger Volksfest – Ein breites Angebot an attraktiven Fahrgeschäften, Leckeres und Kurzweiliges an zahlreichen Ständen und das große Festzelt erwartet Sie auf dem wunderschönen Festplatz am Donaustrand.
Jahrmarkt in der Altstadt
Jahrmärkte – Die schöne Tradition der Jahrmärkte, die in Günzburg ins frühe 16. Jahrhundert zurückreicht, ist bis heute lebendig geblieben.
Nikolausmarkt – vorweihnachtlicher Höhepunkt auf dem historischen Marktplatz
- 05.12.- 08.12.
Altstadtweihnacht – Jedes Jahr im Dezember verwandelt sich der Dossenbergerhof mitten in der Günzburger Altstadt vier Tage lang in ein festlich geschmücktes Weihnachtsdorf.
- 10.08.- 19.08.