Neuburg an der Donau

As part of our weekend trips, quite early in the year, we went to Neuburg an der Donau as it is quite close to Munich and it was described as having a very nice old town. The old town is indeed quite but it is very small so there’s not much stuff to do. The castle is very imposing and it was interesting to visit for its collections but also for its unique outside wall paintings (called sgraffito technique).

The castle was initially built in the 16th century in Renaissance style and another wing was added in the 17th century in Baroque style. The chapel dates from the 16th century and it was the first Protestant church to be built in Germany.

The collection of the 18th century tapestries from the Ursuline Monastery of Neuburg are quite unique. The Ursuline nuns also created the embroidered religious vestments in the 18th century.