Get to Landshut Hauptbahnhof (Landshut main station) with a regional train via Munich, which is perfectly connected to the ICE network and accessible easily from all over Germany. In Landshut take the bus line 7 and exit at 'Burg Trausnitz'. From the bus stop it's a walk of approximately 5 minutes.
Motorways A6 or A3 or A8 or A9 (depending on the direction where you come from) and A93, exit 47 'Dreieck Saalhaupt'. Here go ahead in 'Landshut/Neufahrn i. NB/Schierling' direction. In Landshut follow the signposts. There's a large parking ground in the Wittstraße, 500 meters from the castle.
At Landshut main station take the bus line 7, heading to 'Campingplatz, Landshut' and exit at 'Burg Trausnitz'. From here it's just 5 minutes to walk.
At the Munich airport take a bus (line 317) to Landshut and exit at 'Landshut Altstadt'. From here either walk 15 minutes or take the bus line 7 heading to 'Campingplatz Landshut' and exit at the 'Burg Trausnitz' stop. From here it's just 5 minutes to walk.
Apr-Sept 9 am - 6 pm; Oct-Mar 10 am - 4 pm
Trausnitz Castle is located on a high plateau above the city of Landshut in Bavaria, approximately 500 meters above sea level. Established around 1150, it was the residence of the dukes of Bavaria-Landshut.
The construction time of the castle lasted centuries, as every monarch had his own ideas, and especially two dukes – they were known as rich – were the ones who expanded the castle as well as the nearby parks and gardens during the Mid Ages.
Today the castle is in a very good condition, no ruin at all, and it can be viewed by both young and old people. There are special guided tours for kids (Geisterführung / Ghost Tour), and the "cellarer" is the one who shows the dungeons as well as suits of armor, helebards, swords and other historical arms. With a little luck, it's possible to meet the castle ghost, the "White Lady". These special tours are for kids between 6 and 10 only, and not for adults. The kids should bring a flashlight and a jacket, even at hot days (it's coolish inside). The castle ghost is a human being in reality, but it's really big fun and thrilling for the kids!
A second guided tour especially for kids is the "Legend Tour". During this tour, the kids meet different persons from the castle's history, and they learn a lot about the living in former times here and elsewhere.
There are also guided tours for adults. All the chambers of the castle can be viewed during a tour only. During the "normal" tour which lasts 45 minutes the visitor can view the Old Knight's hall, the chapel of the castle, the "Fools' staircase" (a painting with life-size figures from the Italian Commedia dell'arte), and many more.
Besides the "normal" guided tour, there are a handful of special tours that take place at certain times. Examples are a special Christmas tour or a tour during the "Twelve Days", but also tours like "Duke and Conman" or "Duke's Power and Salvation". These tours last usually between 1 and 2 hours.
Admission fee for the "normal" tour (including the Museum of Renaissance Art that is situated here as well) is 5,50 € regular and 4,50 € reduced. The fee for the special theme tours is each with 11,00 € regular and 6,00 € reduced (status: 2014).
Escape Address: Burg Trausnitz 168, 84036 Landshut, Landshut, Bavaria, Germany
The Landshut City Center represents more than 300 buildings of historical importance. The most important ones are – apart from the Trausnitz Castle – the Martinskirche (Martin Church), the old town hall with three amazing pediments, the entire medieval town fortification which is still in good condition, and way more, one more beautiful than the other. You should plan at least one entire day, but you'll get not more than a rough overview at all.
The recreation areas in Landshut occupy an area of about 235 hectare. The central municipal park was renamed to 'Albin-Lang-Stadtpark' in the honor of the former mayor Albin Lang. The city center and the central municipal park are connected to the largest green area: the 'Erholungspark Mühleninsel' (recreation park Mill Island). Formerly a couple of mills dominated this area. The 'Hofgarten', located directly besides Trausnitz Castle, is one of the oldest parks in entire Bavaria.
The 'Landshuter Hochzeit' (Landshut Wedding) is a historic festivity which goes back on the wedding of duke Georg (also known as 'Georg the Rich') and the polish princess Hedwig Jagiellonica in the year 1475. The festivity takes place every four years only (2013, 2017, 2021 ...), but then more than 2,000 participants in medieval costumes bring back the Mid Ages. The 'Landshuter Hochzeit' is one of the largest historical pageants in Europe.