Discover the city
Straubing, the “City of Towers”, has a cultural history stretching back nearly 8,000 years. Continuously settled since the Neolithic period, it is the quintessential Bavarian town, with magnificent churches, outstanding monuments and one of the most beautiful town squares in the region.
Straubing is a great place to live. Rents for apartments are still low, and the colorful variety of cafés, lounges and also a beachbar combined with the city’s proximity to the enchanting Bavarian Forest and its skiing areas make Straubing a highly desirable location. For relaxation there’s a great open-air and indoor swimming pool complex with thermal and mineral waters, several gyms and other sports offers, a zoo with more than 200 different species, the former grounds of the state garden show, boat trips on the Danube and an excellent cultural life.
And what would Bavaria be without a beer festival? The Gäubodenvolksfest, held every August, is the second biggest in Germany, attracting around 1.4 million visitors dressed in Tracht – traditional Bavarian costumes. It features some 120 carousels, roller coasters and seven massive beer tents with space for more than 26,000 people!
Find out more about Straubing on the city’s official website.