Useful information about Langenau
Langenau, with its districts of Albeck, Göttingen, and Hörvelsingen and its 14,000 inhabitants, is one of the largest towns in the Alb-Donau district. It is situated on the borders of the Swabian Alb mountain range and the impressive Danube wetlands and just around the corner you can find the idyllic Lone valley – it really is worthwhile spending your free time here.
Active holiday-makers, both young and old, will find plenty to do for all the family. It’s always holiday time at our spacious Langenau indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Relax during hikes or take a long bike ride through the Danube wetlands and the Lone valley.
Or, just as attractive an option, laze around by one of the numerous nearby swimming lakes. Spend pleasant hours of leisure playing minigolf or use our public barbecue near the source of the Nau river. Last but not least, we are close to Ulm (17 km), "Legoland" in Günzburg (20 km) and are centrally located on the A7 and A8 motorways, making it worthwhile spending a night in one of our numerous hotels.
The former bog landscape in the Langenauer Ried nature reserve is home to numerous animal and plant species. The Danube wetlands supply drinking water to the Landeswasserversorgung water company. They are one of the biggest water reservoirs in Europe. The archaeological finds in the numerous caves in the Lone valley have made them world-famous amongst scientists
Our Protestant Church of St. Martin was built between the 14th and the 18th century. It has a baroque high altar and its tower is visible from afar.
Cultural activities are very important in Langenau. We have transformed the historical Pfleghofsall hall into a cultural centre and thus created a new attraction, whose events have been remarked upon and acknowledged at a national level. The centre hosts numerous concerts, cabarets, lectures and readings and the odd open-air event also attracts visitors from afar. Have a look at our calendar of events – you won’t regret it.
Are you interested in historical views of the town or old documents? Come and admire more than 2,000 photos of the town of Langenau and its surroundings in our comprehensive town archive. Or visit our Museum of Local History (Heimatmuseum), the Museum of the History of Hungarian Germans (Ungarndeutsche Heimatstuben) or the collection of prehistoric times and early history (Prähistorische Sammlung), which all contain interesting exhibits.
Museum opening hours: every first and third Sunday of the month
from 2 to 4pm
Town archive: every first Sunday of the month from 2 to 4pm
All four establishments are closed during the summer months.
Entry to all these museums is free!
Rathaus, Marktplatz 1
Tel. 07345 / 96 22 144
Fax 07345 / 96 22 155