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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?"How can we move about your city? What sort of public transportation is there in Landsberg am Lech?" (posted 01/05/2015)
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Are there any points of interest or local attractions?"Is there any memorial or site to visit regarding the Displaced Persons Camp in Landsberg? My parents met and married there." (posted 08/25/2016)
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Landsberg am Lech Overview
Landsberg am Lech is a town in southwest Bavaria, Germany, about 65 kilometers west of Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) and 35 kilometers south of Augsburg (Augsburg vacation rentals | Augsburg travel guide). It is the capital of the district of Landsberg am Lech. The town is noted for its prison where Adolf Hitler was incarcerated in 1924.
During this incarceration Hitler wrote/dictated his book Mein Kampf together with Rudolf Hess. His cell, number 7, became part of the Nazi-cultus. A lot of followers came to visit the cell, during the Nazi-period in Germany. Landsberg am Lech was known as the town of the Hitler Jugend. It was also one of the largest Displaced Person (DP) camps for Jewish refugees after World War II, and the place of execution for more than 150 war criminals after 1945. It is the birthplace of the Nobel laureate Erwin Neher.
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Landsberg Displace persons camp- It began as a Nazi concentration camp. By October 1944, there were more than 5,000 prisoners in the camp. Comprised primarily of Jewish refugees from the Soviet Union and the Baltic states, it developed into one of the most influential DP camps in the Sh'erit ha-Pletah.
The 36 m high Bayertor from the year 1425 with a viewing platform
Schmalz tower with multicolored roof tiles (13th century)
Schlossberg with Castle and a beautiful view over the Old Town (downtown)
Landsbergerstrasse Salzstadel, a former salt warehouse (14-18 century)
Pöring Castle (16th century) of Karl Freiherr von Leoprechting with Schlosskirche, Landsberg-Pitzling
[ source: wikipedia ]
More about the History of Landsberg am Lech
From 1762, Landsberg was first noted in written evidence of house numbering. The valid census was then established in 1790. Its current street name is No. 1 on the main square to No. 496a in Hofgraben.
Between 1945 and 1958 the Landsbergerstrasse served as a prison housing German war criminals while the city was under American occupation.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Landsberg am Lech is a town in southwest Bavaria, Germany, about 65 kilometers west of Munich and 35 kilometers south of Augsburg. It is the capital of the district of Landsberg am Lech. The town is noted for its prison where Adolf Hitler was incarcerated in 1924.
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