The Medieval town tower was Straubing’s first monumental building. Two plates with inscriptions were immured in its walls: the inscriptions say the tower and city construction began at the beginning of the XIII century (which contradicts the chronicles saying the Tower is "younger" for a hundred years). The inscriptions also say that the tower was restored in the XVIII century. It is decorated with a clock- one of the largest tower clocks in Bavaria. The original bell tower of 1406 was also preserved. It was removed in 1944 to be melted for military purposes, but avoided this and was returned to its place. In summer, you can see the tower rising to the top, where its caretaker’s house was located until 1920.