The oldest brewery in the world is sure to get a visit if we're in town!It's high above the town, buses go fairly close and then a short walk.It is now a pretty modern brewery set in the grounds of Munich University, the restaurant on site is lovely though with a great beergarden overlooking the city.A warm lunchtime visit for us so, outside it was...more
The Freising Cathedral is called the Saint Mary and Corbinian Cathedral after the Virgin Mary and the saint who founded the Benedictine monastery in Freising. It is a Romanesque cathedral whose stark exterior belies its ornate white and gilded rococo interior. The interior was designed by the Asam brothers, whom also built the Asamkirche in Munich...more
In the center of town just off the Marienplatz or market square is a 15th century late-Gothic Catholic church. We were hoping to climb the tower as it was advertised as having a spectacular view. Unfortunately, the tower was closed, which maybe was a good thing since a storm was coming in and the view might not be as good as we had hoped. You can...more
Freising, along the Isar to Garching (Beergarden)easy tour, 44km, no inclineFreising, at the train station: cross the tracks and a big parking lot and you will see the river dam. Start driving towards Munich. The path at first goes along on top of the dam in the sun, but soon you will be able to enter the woods (Auen) and get closer to the river....more
This is an absolute must if you visit Freising. "Dom" is the word for the most important church in a catholic diocese, which most of the time is where the bishop resides. In other words a cathedral. The Freisinger Diocese was founded in 739 AD and even then there was already a church up this hill, the locals today call "Domberg".Even if the...more
The library adjacent (and connected) to the church in Freising is very unique. The color of the books, in a white color, yet looking very old, as well as how the mountains of books are stacked, reminded me of the library scene in Disney's movie "Beauty and the Beast". Some of the books, I think, will fall apart if you try to open them since they...more
Wippenhauser Strasse 7
Good for: Couples
A town centre hotel, just a few minutes walk to the rail station, Some upgrading work taking place...more
Voettinger Str. 60, Freising, Bavaria, 85354, Germany
Good for: Business
We went to Freising with the primary purpose of visiting this brewery and having lunch at the restaurant (anyone that knows my hubby will know that he is passionate about sampling the beers of Germany – you can visit his VT page and find reviews of many brewery restaurants).First thing we notice is that this is a really big place! You get that...more
Located in a former monastery/abbey of Weihenstephan, the Wehenstephan Brewery is the world's longest-established brewery. Located on the premises is a huge restaurant and a Getranke (shop that sells their beer). The restaurant can handle big crowds and caters to tourists as well as the locals. I'm assuming there are a bunch of young folks who also...more
Located near city center in the shadow of the "Domberg" (Cathedrals hill). Because of that steep hill it´s actually a little dim inside. They offer fine hearty Bavarian and International meals of good standard. Although not to cheap, the servings are quite big and worth their price.As a local I enjoy meals there regularly. "Zur Gred" is also a...more
The University of Weihenstephan brings a lot of students to Freising. For there needs the town offers an abundance of pubs and cafés. The "Lindenkeller" offers cultural events, like concerts or cabaret.
Arriving and driving through Freising might not be considered the most joyful experience. Streets are narrow, crowded (on work days) and often one-way. Free parking space is rare. Thats what you get when you place a town between two hills and two rivers. There is a small "short-time" parking lot near the train station. Maybe a good first stop for...more
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Things for the most part in Freising are cheaper than things in Munich. The local ice cream shops have much cheaper ice cream than those in Munich. There are all kinds of stores in the city center: shoe and clothing stores, toy stores, and grocery stores.
Many towns in Germany have adopted a mascot of some sort – lions, dragons, and pigs are some of the mascots that we have seen. These mascots are then decorated and prominently displayed in front of shops and in other places where they will be seen. In Freising, the mascot is the brown bear. Painted statues are around the town, a local fountain is a...more
When traveling in Europe whenever you are visiting a restaurant or a museum, try to use their WC facilities if at all possible. Typically they are maintained and are free. But sometimes you are just walking around the town and find you have a need. If you find yourself in this predicament, it is helpful to know where to “go”.
It is always wise to carry change with you for this purpose since many public restrooms charge for their use and cleaning. Some of the more primitive WCs do not supply paper or washing facilities, so I keep a supply of tissues and hand sanitizer in my camera bag, just in case.
In Freising, I found a public bathroom that was right around the corner from the Tourist Information Center and across from the market square (just down the lane towards the cathedral) – clean, modern, free.
Hope this helps!
There are a lot of small roads and paths to take and most of them are delightful. All you need is a good map of the area (Kreis Freising; 1:50.000) which you can get in every book store in town.
Don´t expect anything too pitoresque. It´s mostly nice but common bavarian rural landscape you will be riding through. Dont forget to take something to drink with you - it can get quite hot on the open fields.
South of Freising there is the "Moos" a flat landscape of fields and meadows with small lakes and creeks. Not much shadow there, but a good choice for the less sporty.
If you dont have a map and dont want to get lost take a tour along the river Isar. Upstream or Downstream you´ll find nice paths along the river on both sides. The "Auen" (woods) also provide good shadow.
North of Freising you find the valley of the river "Amper" and further on the hills of the "Hallertau" (where they grow the best hop of the world for the best beer in the world). Cycling in this area might be a little bit tougher, as there are quite some acclivities to master. On some of the bigger paved roads the country folk applies to a very fast and risky way of driving (their cars) - avoid them.
I am trying to collect some tour descriptions in my Things to do section for Freising.
Equipment: Many of the smaller roads are not paved, so you need a bike with thicker tires. Of course there are enough roads to also use your racing bike, but you will have to plan your trip carefully or you might be in for a very rough ride. Dont forget to pack something to drink and use sunscreen. It gets hot on the open fields in summer.
Freising is the home of the University of Weihenstephan (a part of the "Technische Universität München"). The institutions around the campus at the foot of the "Weihenstephaner Berg" research and teach in the fields of Agriculture, Forestry, Brewing, Biotechnology, Food Sciences and more.Students from all around the world have studied and lived in...more
This is unlike any library you see everyday. The look of the library is just different from anything in the world today. The books are old, the shelves are old, but there's more to those things being old...their colors are very unique for books. Mostly white. A very memorable place for me.more