Road Cycling Highlight
Schongau offers a beautiful old town and is definitely worth a visit.
Unfortunately, this weekend was a market, so unfortunately I had to do without photos.Schongau is a planned, built after 1225 Hohenstaufen city. It came in 1268 in the possession of the Bavarian dukes. The abandonment of the nearby settlement Altenstadt was the reason for the foundation. The market was relocated to a strategic and traffic advantageous ridge above an old Lechüberganges. Three main road axes and the right-sided minor roads formed the core city of the 13th century. The expansion of the city was gradual until the 14/15. Century. The entire northern part of the city between Bauerngasse, northern Münzstraße and northern Amtsgerichtsstraße and the smaller southern part around the Lindenplatz were logically connected. Later, the city gentlemen also incorporated the castle and the customs office northwest at Maxtor. This is still recognizable today on a bulge of the city plan at this point.The Bavarian dukes had Schongau fortified, especially the anti-Swabian and Augsburg-facing west side. The fortifications of the city are largely preserved. Extensive walls, a series of towers and two of the five ancient gates still rise above the outermost edges of the plateau.The late Middle Ages parish church and the former Carmelite monastery are the dominant baroque accents. Both enrich the essentially medieval image of the city. In the interior of the city, the basic medieval character is determined by the Hohenstaufen floor plan. Despite strong renewal of the building fabric, this basic character has essentially been preserved.
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