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The large theme park offers several days of fun and action. A one of a kind mixture of over 50 million sculptured LEGO® bricks, unique rides, great variety of shows and events, awaits real LEGO® fans. Overnight stays are available directly at the park.
LEGOLAND® Deutschland is open from 27 March to 7 November 2010 from 10am until 6 pm. Longer opening hours apply on weekends, during vacation time and on public holidays. Attractions (except MINILAND) are closing one hour prior to park closing-time. Restaurant and shop hours may vary due to visitor appearance. From 26 July to 22 August, 2010, LEGOLAND Deutschland is open until 9 pm every day. Please note that from 19 to 28 April 2010 and from 14 to 22 September 2010, the park is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For further information and ticket prices please check the park website.
Legoland Deutschland is a Legoland park located in Günzburg in southern Germany, roughly half way from Munich to Stuttgart, which opened in 2002. It is 43.5 hectares (107 acres) in area, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bavaria. The Miniland contains Lego reproductions of various German cities and rural landscapes.It is one of Germany's most popular attractions and it attracts millions of people.
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Günzburg lies where the river Günz enters the Danube, and has a population of about 19,800.
This district was constituted in 1972 by combining the city of Günzburg—which had not previously been assigned to a Kreis (district)—with the district of Günzburg and the district of Krumbach (Krumbach vacation rentals | Krumbach travel guide).
Things to See and Do in and near Günzburg:
The main attraction of the Günzburg area is certainly LEGOLAND Germany, which is only 600 meters away from our guesthouse. For further information on Legoland, please visit www.legoland.de.
The city of Günzburg dates back nearly 2000 years and has a population of about 20.000 inhabitants. You will enjoy the wonderful historic city and have a great time sitting on one of Germany’s most beautiful market places in an nearly mediterrean atmosphere surrounded by lots of restaurants and ice-cream shops. One attraction is the rococo-style church named Frauenkirche, which has been built by Dominikus Zimmermann from 1736 until 1741, you should not miss this historic building.
Please visit the following websites to get more information about the Günzburg region: www.guenzburg.de and www.landkreis-guenzburg.de.
Another very popular amusement park for children and adults is the „Skylinepark“ in Bad Wörishofen (Bad Wörishofen vacation rentals | Bad Wörishofen travel guide), at a distance of about 50 km from our house. For more information please visit www.skylinepark.de.
A further highlight for kids is the Teddy Bear Steiff-Museum in Giengen (only 32 km away from our house). Please visit www.steiff.de.
You can attend water ski lessons or wake board lessons (only about 12 km away from our house). For more information please visit www.wasserski-gundelfingen.de.
There is a variety of bikeways, like the 88 km Günztal Bikeway (Günztalradweg), the Kammeltal Bikeway (Kammeltalradweg) or the Danube Bikeway (Donau-Radwanderweg) offering a wonderful landscape. For more information please visit www.bayerisch-schwaben.de.
At a distance of about 12 km you can visit an ostrich farm (www.straussenfarm-donaumoos.de) or – about 25 km away – one of the longest dripstone caves of Southern Germany, called Charlottenhöhle (www.lonetal.net).
Younger children will have a lot of fun at the nearby Wichtelland in Burgau (www.wichtelland-burgau.de).
If the weather is bad, you may also visit adventure pools like the „Wonnemar“ in Neu-Ulm (Neu-Ulm vacation rentals | Neu-Ulm travel guide) (about 25 km to drive) www.wonnemar.de, or the Freizeitbad „Nautilla“ in Illertissen (about 30 km), or the „Therme Bad Wörishofen“ (about 50 km), or the indoor/outdoor swimming pool in Leipheim (Leipheim vacation rentals | Leipheim travel guide) (about 10 km).
Another attraction is the Wild West town of Dasing which is about 60 km from our guesthouse. For more information please visit www.western-city.com.
We would also recommend a shopping trip to the city of Ulm (about 25 km). You should not miss the Fischerviertel (fishermen’s quarter) and the Ulmer Münster (cathedral and highest church of the world). For more information see www.ulm.de.
The city of Munich, which is at a distance of approx. 100 km from our guesthouse, offers a variety of activities and famous attractions: Bavaria Filmstadt (movies studios), Deutsches Museum (famous German Museum), Tierpark Hellabrunn (zoological garden), Olympiapark (former Olympic location), Schloß Nymphenburg (castle), Hofbräuhaus, Englischer Garten,… For more information please visit www.muenchen.de.
At a distance of approx. 100 km you will be able to visit the city of Stuttgart and its attractions, e.g. Tierpark Wilhelma (zoological garden), Porsche-Museum, Mercedes-Museum,….). For more information please visit www.stuttgart.de.
You will find a variety of other popular highlights at a distance of about 100 km: the famous castles of King Ludwig II. of Bavaria: Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau and Schloss Linderhof. All those castles are located within magnificient river environments. For further information please visit www.schwangau.de and www.neuschwanstein.de.
Another interesting destination for your trips is the Bodensee/Lake Constance (for example the Isle of Mainau). The city of Lindau (Lindau vacation rentals | Lindau travel guide) is about 125 km away. For further information please visit www.bodensee.eu.
More about the History of Günzburg
Günzburg was founded in about 70 BC by the Romans to defend the borders of their land along the Danube; it was known as Castellum Guntia, Gontia or Contia. The name comes from that of a Celtic moon goddess (Góntia). It consisted of a fort, later replaced by at least one other on the same site, a fairly large civilian settlement and most likely an important bridge over the Danube.
After the Romans left in the 5th century, the Alamanni tribe settled there. In around 700 the nearby castle of Ricinis was mentioned by the Cartographer of Ravenna as one of the five most important castles of Alemannia. In 1065 first documentary evidence appears of the town itself as Gunceburch.
In 1301 the town became part of the Habsburg house and was developed into the centre of the margraviate of Burgau; for a time it was even the capital of all Further Austria. In 1806 the town became part of Bavaria. Very near Günzburg is the site where the "Leipheim Horde" was defeated by the Swabian army in 1525 during the German Peasants' Revolt. The same site saw the first flight by a Messerschmitt Me 262 in 1942.
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Günzburg lies where the river Günz enters the Danube, and has a population of about 19,800.
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