Landshut is a former residence of the rulers of Bavaria in the Middle Ages and is these days the capital of the region of Lower Bavaria.
'Lower Bavaria' actually refers to the the river Danube and the part of eastern Bavaria which is further downstream, even though Landshut itself is situated on the Isar river.
The town is well-known for its re-enactment of a wedding from the Middle Ages - the Landshuter Hochzeit ('Landshut Wedding') is celebrated every four years and harks back to the festivities in the 15th century when the Bavarian ruler married the daughter of the Polish king.
More details about the Landshut's history and some of the most prominent places to visit are available on our information page:
As an administrative centre, Landshut has decent rail and road connections and a range of accommodation. Transport information and hotel details are located on our travel page:
Landshut Hotels & Travel
A photo gallery of the town with short descriptions of the images can be found on our image gallery page: Landshut Sights