Our favorite places
Here you will find the most beautiful places to discover in Günzburg.
The meeting place for guests and locals – today just like in former days when the postal route Vienna-Paris led across the marketplace. You can clearly feel the pulse beat on the 250 metres to the Lower Gate. In the summer months the place has a magical attraction: it turns into the longest street café in Swabia.
Since 1395 takes place each Tuesday in the historic Market Place one of the oldest weekly market in the region. Even today, the market is still greatly popular with Günzburg residents and many visitors from far away.
The city tower - the landmark of Günzburg
Every Tuesday the Swabian coziness meet Bavarian tradition at the landmark of the city: the Lower Gate where you can discover its story “step by step”.
After the ascent to the sixth floor some members of the club "Altstadfreunde”, will waiting for you with a typical Bavarian breakfast called “Weißwurstfrühstück” with the three main components: Weisswurst, Brezel and Bier in German. This breakfast is accompanied by sweet mustard, soft pretzels, and sometimes nearly always beer.
From here, you can not only enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the Donaumoos up to the Alps, but also contemplate what happens below at the weekly market in Günzburg.
Altstadtfreunde Günzburg e.V.
Marktplatz 43, Günzburg
Every Tuesday: 10 am to 2 pm
Every 1st Sunday of the month: 2 pm to 5 pm
The Church of Our Lady - A jewel of Rococo
If you come to Günzburg, we recommend you to visit the church “Frauenkirche”. Take a moment to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, immerse yourself in the Rococo era, and admire one of the masterpieces of the famous master builder Dominikus Zimmermann.
On the ceiling fresco of the church there is a crocodile! Can you find it?
Explore the church inside the church and try to find the picture from the historic “the Battle of Lepanto”.
Daily from 9 am until dusk.
Gartenkunst. In Günzburg. – the “Green Route” between the historical town center and Reisensburg castle
This public park stablished in 1814 is one of the first parks laid out in the style of an English garden.
Since this park was created, it has not changed thanks to the fact that it is protected by nature protection legislation. The park offers even today well-being for its visitors with its rare plants and is a popular place to have a rest and relaxing. We recommend taking a "Biedermeier style” walk, you can stroll from "Wegestern" through "Hainbuchenallee", past the pavilion to the fairytale meadow and up to Reisensburg Castle and thus escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Here is a nice and quiet place for having a walk, jogging, reading a book or simply for relaxing and enjoying. In the park, you will see several information panel that provide information about the history of garden design in Günzburg and the Blutbann district.
The Waldbad pool - blue waters, a beachy feel and nature
Right in the heart of the city is an oasis that promises to cool you off on hot summer days.
On this area located directly on the Danube, there are two very large, heated outdoor swimming pools for families that are waiting for you to take a dip. Here you can lay down on the grass, have a rest under one of the century-old trees and enjoy the warm days.
Within the facilities, you can also play table tennis, beach volleyball or football. There is also a heated children's pool, a playground and a large number of games for children.
Water - The Danube and Günz Rivers are a vital connection
With a length of 2,845 kilometers, the Danube is the second longest river in Europe after the Volga. From its source in Donaueschingen to Passau or in the other direction against the current, countless cyclists ride the popular Danube cycle route in the summer months.
On a detour into to the Günzburg old town, you can enjoy culture and “recharge your batteries” in one of the numerous eateries. The river valley-cycling route along the Günz, Kammel and Mindel Rivers, with their interconnections will tempt you to come out for a cycling tour around Günzburg. However, the fun is not just reserved for cyclists!
Wherever the river Nau flows into the Danube, you can feel the water! A great place to stop and admire the fantastic view of the city of Günzburg on the horizon.
On the Günz River, an additional tributary of the Danube, there is one of the most beautiful natural routes for canoe slalom in Bavaria.
The many lakes located in "Donaumoos" promise you a lot of fun for bathing in the summer months. This location offers -for those looking for adrenaline water activities- , the possibility to do wakeboarding or water skiing.