Documents show that this area has been settled since the 9th century, and Duke Otto II officially founded the town in 1250. The city rights were confirmed by the duke in 1316. A 400-m long and 40-m wide square forms the centre of Deggendorf. It was used as a market square, but also served as a site for festivities and army camps. The mighty free-standing city tower dating to 1350 represents the presence of the territorial sovereignty of the Bavarian dukes. Deggendorf’s historic Old Town is still its vibrant centrepiece today, and the façades of its houses reflect the history of art ranging from the Gothic, to the Biedermeier, to the Art Nouveau. Visits to the Crafts Museum and City Museum are an exciting and educational experience.
Tourist Information Deggendorf
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