The Nördlicher, Östlicher und Westlicher Stadtgraben streets lie like a ring around the historical centre of Deggendorf. They mark the former course of the moat. Only a small section of the city wall which once surrounded the town to protect it remains in the Westliche Zwingergasse. A natural stone wall crowned with a wooden wall-walk bears witness to the course the city wall once took.
The town square, an elongated street market which characterises the townscape, is located in the centre of the medieval town of Deggendorf. The historical town hall dating back to 1535 and the city tower built in the 14th century are situated practically in the middle of the square. 165 steps lead down from the roof of the tower. From this lofty vantage point, visits which also take place regularly during the advent season allow you to enjoy a unique view of the street market.
Moving on, to the south of the market, the Katholische Wallfahrtskirche zum Heiligen Grab Christi (Catholic Pilgrimage Church for the Holy Grave of Christ) draws admiring glances. The Gothic, three-aisled domed basilica is a particular urban highlight. To the north of the town square in the run up to Christmas you can enjoy the Deggendorf Christmas Market which is held on the Oberer Stadtplatz (Upper Town Square) and is open every day until 23rd December.
The listed ensemble around the town square extends from the Upper Town Square over Luitpold Square and Michael Fischer Square through to the Pferdemarkt (Horse Market).