The townscape of Lauingen is characterized by a medieval gabled scenery from which six – mostly gothic towers – emerge amongst which the very landmark, the slim Schimmelturm. A lot of sights, such as the late-gothic cathedral of St. Martin ( the only Bavarian hall-church), the ducal castle (today foster home) or the mosque opened in 1996 with minaret invite to be visited. Tradition is high value in Lauingen (11,000 inhabitants), the native town of Albertus Magnus: that’s why the annual Leonhardiritt (a horse ride) ride and the large carnival procession attract visitors from near and far.
Sights and museums
Mediaval city center, the churches St-Martins-Münster, Leonhardikirche, Johanneskirche, Spitalkirche,the castle Herzogschloss, the town hall with beautiful market place and the Albertus-Magnus monument, battlement with town gate Tränktor, picturesque view of the town in the „Oberen Brunnental and Unteren Brunnental“, Roman temple „Apollo Grannus“ in the Faimingen quarters(directly at the hiking trail Donauradwanderweg Ulm – Regensburg), mosque with minaret.
Climbing the Schimmelturm (church tower), (key in the town hall room no.1) and celebration hall (room no. 106).
Museum of local history: Open after contacting Mr. Ehrhart, phone 0 90 72 / 54 91.
Mineraliensammlung (mineral collection): Brüderstr. 10, open after contacting Mr. Reinhard Kochendörfer, phone 0 73 25 / 92 34 87.
Sports and leisure activities
Recreation center Auwald with lake for bathing and barbecue facilities, natural path, indoor pool.
Please contact tourist office Lauingen
How to get there
Lauingen train station
Veranstaltungen in Lauingen
- 01.08.- 31.08.
Herbstmarkt mit Flohmarkt
86. Lauinger Leonhardiritt
- 29.11.- 01.12.
DLRG – Donauschwimmen
- 01.08.- 31.08.