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Burghausen

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Added on 30 Jan 2014,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 30 Jan 2014

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Type of sights

Old town

 

Name and address

Burghausen

DE-84489 Burghausen

Geodetic coordinates

48.158847 12.832977

Communication

Burghausen, Westseite des Stadtplatzes mit der Burg im Hintergrund
Burghausen, Westseite des Stadtplatzes mit der Burg im Hintergrund
Stadtsaal in Burghausen
Stadtsaal in Burghausen
Burghausen, nördlicher Eingang in die mittelalterlichen ʺGrübenʺ
Burghausen, nördlicher Eingang in die mittelalterlichen ʺGrübenʺ
Burghausen, Blick vom Inn mit Burg im Hintergrund
Burghausen, Blick vom Inn mit Burg im Hintergrund

Burghausen is the largest city in the Altötting district of Oberbayern in Germany. It is situated on the Salzach river, near the border with Austria. Burghausen Castle rests along a ridgeline, and is the longest castle in Europe (1,043 m).

Main sights

The main sight of Burghausen besides the Burghausen Castle is the picturesque Old Town in southern Inn-Salzach style. The parish church St. Jakob was consecrated in 1140, reconstructed after a fire in 1353 but the dome of the spire was created only in 1778/81. The ancient Regierungsgebäude (former Government Building) was built in the 16th century with three decorative Renaissance-turrets. The Townhall with its Neo-classical facade originates already from the 14th and 15th century. These buildings are all situated at Burghausen's grand central square Stadtplatz. To the north of this square is the former Jesuit church St.Joseph (1630/31), to the south the Holy Spirit Church (1325/30) which was altered during the Baroque. Upside the Old Town sprawls the gothic Burghausen Castle. The baroque pilgrimage church St. Maria Himmelfahrt is situated in Marienberg a little distance outside in the southwest.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Burghausen, Altötting', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 8 September 2013, 14:22 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Burghausen,_Alt%C3%B6tting&oldid=572059643> [accessed 30 January 2014] 

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Added on 30 Jan 2014,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 30 Jan 2014