At the beginning, there was a castle – but today the town of Burgau presents itself as modern, developing and with numerous cultural treasures endowed (10,000 inhabitants approx.). The “Prun de Burgou” was first mentioned in a historic document in the year 1147, then the town Burgau belonged as part of the margraviate Burgau to Upper Austria. The buildings of this period in particular, such as the castle, the parochial church and the “Blockhausturm” are still the town’s landmarks. So we are pleased to invite you to a walk though the town or to one of our guided tours. You may be enchanted by the narrow alleys, beautiful churches, and interesting views. Looking for recreation you may find next to lovely biking tracks quiet and contemplative places as well, imbedded in a scenery affected above all by the rivers Mindel and Kammel. The “Wichtelland Burgau”, the wildlife museum, and the nature bee trail provide another variety of activities for families with children.
Sights and museums
Parish church (1788-91) – transition from rococo to classicism, decorated with precious frescos by Johann Baptist Enderles and Konrad Hubers;
City tower (1614) – commonly known as „Block-Haus“, is the only one left of formerly three city gates.
Marienbrunnen (fountain, 1713) – tube-box fountain with Mother of God made by Franz Schäfferle;
Burgauer Schloss (castle, 1720)built in its present form when the original buildings had burnt down in 1704; Loretokapelle (chapel, 1692) – former pilgrimage place with colored Stations of the Cross; today a place of silence and devotion.
Private Animal museum: over 700 local birds and animals are shown in their natural habitat
Museum of the town Burgau (in the castle building): newly opened in December 2007
Sports and leisure activities
Heated public pool, artificial-ice stadium, tennis courts, tennis hall, sports field, bowling center, Wichtelland Burgau, libraries, bee nature trail, hiking and biking tracks, Nordic-Walking-tracks, Skater- u. BMX-range, camping places in the nearer surroundings.
Guided tours are provided by the “Historischen Verein Burgau Stadt und Land e.V. “ For further information call Dr. J. Jostan, Tel. 07 31 / 26 56 25, or the town of Burgau.
How to get there
by train: Burgau railway station
by car: Directly at the A8 between Augsburg and Ulm
Veranstaltungen in Burgau