On Tuesday, mum and I made another foray into Lower Bavaria. This time our destination was the splendid city of Landshut, 50 minutes east of Munich by train.
Landshut was founded in 1204. It was a seat of government, before Bavaria was eventually united and Munich became the official capital.
Apparently, Landshut is one of Bavaria’s richest cities. And it certainly is very pretty. I’ll let the pics do the talking…
You were waiting for that cake break, weren’t you…?! 😉
Mum had the strawberry cake, and I the Mohnschnecke. I guess you’d call it a poppy seed Danish. BTW, I RESENT having to call this heavenly family of baked goods “Danish(es)”, because they are very much a Central European thing and have nothing whatsoever to do with bloody Denmark!
The Martinskirche on the left there, sports Bavaria’s highest church steeple, and the highest red brick steeple in the world, at just over 130 metres tall. Building works commenced in 1385. And I Iove the cyclist in the stripey T-shirt balancing his parcel… 😉
Inside the Martinskirche
One of the entrance doors (interior view)
In an upcoming post, we’ll be visiting the castle 🙂