Landau an der Isar

For other uses, see Landau (disambiguation).
Landau an der Isar

Parish church

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Landau an der Isar

Coordinates: 48°40′N 12°40′E / 48.667°N 12.667°E / 48.667; 12.667Coordinates: 48°40′N 12°40′E / 48.667°N 12.667°E / 48.667; 12.667
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Niederbayern
District Dingolfing-Landau
  Mayor Josef Brunner (CSU)
  Total 84.37 km2 (32.58 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 13,027
  Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 94405
Dialling codes 09951
Vehicle registration DGF (formerly: LAN)
Postcard of Landau an der Isar, 1917

Landau an der Isar (official name: Landau a.d.Isar) is the second largest town in the Lower Bavarian district, or Landkreis, of Dingolfing-Landau, in the state of Bavaria, Germany. It lies on the river Isar. In 2005, the population was around 12,950.


Landau was founded in 1224 by the Wittelsbach Ludwig I, Duke of Bavaria. The town had been a Pflegamt for many years and belonged to the Landshut Rentamt of the Electorate-Principality (Kurfürstentum) of Bavaria. Landau possessed a town court with broad magisterial powers (Landgericht).

Until the Bavarian county reform, or Kreisreform in German, in 1972, Landau was the district seat (Kreisstadt) of its own Landkreis, having the license plate code LAN. In the reform, the former townships of Frammering, Mettenhausen, Reichersdorf and Zeholfing, along with parts of the townships of Kammern and Ganacker, were merged with the town of Landau. The incorporation of the townships of Nieder- and Oberhöcking followed in 1978.


Former Landauers

Honorary town citizens

Sights to see

Economy and infrastructure

Economy: prominent companies


The town is bound by the Bundesstraße 20 and the Bundesautobahn 92 and lies on the train line Landshut–Wörth a.d.Isar–Dingolfing–Landau a.d.Isar–Wallersdorf–Plattling.

Government offices


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