Fall in love with this idyllic medieval city on the river Danube in Lower Bavaria.
Situated on the River Danube just 130 km northeast of Munich, the city is bursting with medieval charm. Its outstanding gothic and baroque buildings make it the perfect place to discover the unique culture, history, and character of Lower Bavaria. That being said, Straubing is by no means just a fascinating historical location: this city charms with its cozy and student friendly atmosphere, buzzing with life and activities.
Enjoy the aquatic activities of Straubing and surroundings: from waterski at Lake Friedenhain, stand up paddle boarding in the Danube River, to swimming in the local ponds. Topside, you'll find beach volley ball courts, or you can take advantage of the numerous organized activities like yoga or petanque. One of the yearly highlights is one of Germany's lesser know traditional summer festivals, the Gäubodenvolksfest, which combines beer fest and funfair in one great event.
Straubing is a great place to live in. Rents for apartments are low, and the colorful variety of cafés, lounges (and also a beach bar), combined with the city’s proximity to the enchanting Bavarian Forest and its skiing areas make Straubing a highly desirable location. For relaxation, there’s a great open-air and indoor swimming pool complex with thermal and mineral waters, several gyms and other sports offers, a zoo with more than 200 different species, the former grounds of the state garden show, boat trips on the Danube and excellent cultural life.