With its 14,000 inhabitants, Langenau is one of the largest towns in the Alb-Donau district. It is located on the idyllic borders of the Swabian Alb mountain range and offers attractive shopping opportunities. Langenau has good transport links, e.g. to the university town of Ulm, which is situated 17km away
The Protestant Church of St Martin was built between the 14th and the 18th century and boasts a baroque high altar and the St. Martin’s tower, which is visible from afar.
The former bog landscape in the Langenauer Ried nature reserve is home to numerous animal and plant species. The Danube wetlands (Donauried) supply drinking water to the Landeswasserversorgung water company and thus are one of Europe’s largest water reservoirs. The archaeological finds in the numerous caves of the Lone valley have made them world-famous amongst scientists.
The varied and nationally renowned cultural programme of the Pfleghof hall offers cabarets, concerts, readings and lectures. The Langenau Museum of Local History (Heimatmuseum) is housed in the former Helferhaus, one of the Pfleghof buildings, which dates from the 16th century. The prehistoric and early history collection (Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Sammlung) exhibits finds from the Lone valley. The Museum of the History of Hungarian Germans (Ungarndeutsche Heimatstuben) is also housed in the Pfleghof buildings. The annual children’s festival is a long-established tradition. The convivial get-together near the Ach river is a reminder of the custom of driving wooden troughs (used for slaughtering pigs) on the Ach river and alternates with the tower festival around St. Martin’s church.
Our town is situated on the borders of the Swabian Alb mountain range and the impressive Danube wetlands. The idyllic Lone valley is just around the corner – it really is worthwhile spending your free time here. Langenau boasts centrally located indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Wörth park, with its mill-wheel and wetland area, offers space for recreation within Langenau. Friends of Nature have a hut at the source of the Nau river to the northeast of the town. More than eighty associations provide opportunities for active participation in sports, culture, nature, church life and social affairs.
Our numerous hotels and restaurants offer comfort and hospitality. Our attractive landscape is ideal for hiking and cycling. We also recommend Langenau as a starting point for a cycling trip along the Danube. We are only 20km away from the Legoland family amusement park in Günzbürg and 17km from Ulm with its delightful old town and the Ulm cathedral, and are an ideal base for trips around the region. Thanks to our excellent transport network, we are an ideal starting point for day trips to Stuttgart, Munich, Augsburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Neuschwanstein, to the Allgäu and Lake Constance.
Langenau is directly connected to the A7 and A8 motorways and offers an excellently developed business park with great potential. Both land prices and the cost of living are significantly lower here than they are in big cities.