The Stunning Buildings Of Landsberg

Yesterday, my mum and I bullied my brother into a family excursion. Being a kind soul, he drove us to Landsberg am Lech, a town about a thirty minutes away from The Village. It’s a beautiful, typically Bavarian town, with many medieval buildings still intact.

It’s probably worth mentioning that Landsberg is noted for one rather unfortunate thing: Hitler wrote Mein Kampf there. But rather than dwelling on that, let’s gawp at some of the town’s magnificent buildings instead.

One of the old town gates

One of the old town gates

Landsberg town gate towerLandsberg House

Landsberg Haus

Town centre buildings

A hilltop view

Another view of the river Lech

Another view of the river Lech

Church Tower

Landsberg tower

Flying the Bavarian flag

The town Museum

The town Museum

A modern-ish building - but still very fancy

A modern-ish building – but still very fancy

Hell, even the birds have fancy houses in this town!

Hell, even the birds have fancy houses in this town!

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18 thoughts on “The Stunning Buildings Of Landsberg

  1. Anna

    OMG. Seriously, OMG. It’s such a cliche, but this sort of non-Metropolis Germany is where people get all the fairy tale associations. It’s just…not real. When in Florence or Toledo, I certainly get the time-travel vibe, but looking at buildings like this is like being transported to Fantasy Land. The only place that I had actually been to that looked like this, has been Bruges.

    Sentiment aside, what strikes me the most about the colors and decoration of these buildings is that they are exceptionally bright and ornate while the clothing and personal decoration of their human contemporaries was remarkably dark and restrained.

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      1. Anna

        I am thinking about Rembrandt and post-Rembrandt era and thereafter; darker clothing, less ornate than their French and even English counterparts. The rococo influence went straight for architecture and almost entirely avoided fashion.

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