Sometimes you find an unexpected gem along the way. This was the case when we came along the Bavarian town of Landsberg Am Lech during our travels along the Romantic Road Of Germany. I’ve never ever seen such a clean, beautifully maintained old town before. Not one of the houses had paint crumbling off the walls – how is it possible?
Travellers on their journey along the Romantic Road often overlook the stunning walled town Landsberg am Lech between Füssen and Augsburg on the River Lech. An advantage for us as we loved the absence of tourists after the more commercial ambience of Rothenburg ob der Tauber which we’d visited previously.
Guess what best-selling book in German language was written in Landsberg? It wasn’t Goethe or Brecht. No, it was Hitler who scribbled here his abhorrent book Mein Kampf.
Further back in the past during Roman times Landsberg am Lech functioned as an important point on the Via Claudia Augusta, a Roman trade route which came up from Italy and headed towards Augsburg.
But nowadays, there is not much left of the busy and sometimes troubled past but the old walls and buildings bare silent witness to its history.
On our visit this magnificent town was dipped in a golden glow during the evening hours and dark clouds threatened to surprise with a summer thunderstorm. I grabbed my camera to capture the wild romantic, dramatic scenery.
Enjoy the pictures and immerse in the cobble stone roads of this gorgeous town in Bavaria.
Have you ever seen such a tidy, colorful town?