An idyllic town quite untouched by the 19th and 20th centuries
the overprized hotel Fletzinger
a real gem slightly off the beaten path
By luck we approached the town from the south east, so the way in was across the Inn by the old wooden bridge - the Innbrücke.Also by chance, we decided to park before crossing, so we walked across. It had been raining non-stop for about 24 hours by then, so the river was very high.Spectacular. And a bit scary. The bridge looks old, but only dates...more
This fresco at a house near the Rathaus shows how the boats travelled upstream on this rather fast river. The same method was also used along most of the Danube. The old trails for the horses often still exist today and are often revived as great cycling paths (used mostly downstream, of course). Dont expect to meet the horses coming across on your...more
Here the toll was collected from all ships passing Wasserburg. Before the railways were built the river Inn was quite an important trade route navigable by cargo ships all the way down from Hall in Tirol until to its end in the Danube at Passau. The railway does not touch Wasserburg which fell asleep then and thus preserved all its great gothic and...more
Here was the source of the wealth and prosperity of Wasserburg. As long as the transport on the river Inn was economically relevant, here at the narrowest part of the river all along its loop enclosing the city was a wooden bridge and a barreer where all ships were stopped and had to pay a toll. All prosperity had an end when the railway was built...more
Fletzingergasse 1, Wasserburg Am Inn, 83512, de
Good for: Couples
I was dragged in here kicking & screaming as I’m not a fan of Chinese restaurants unless I know the place very well. Spoilt by good “Chinese” cooking in places like Hong Kong and Singapore, so the bland yuk which is served up in most places just gives me the creeps.This one turned out great - not “genuine” but the food had taste, and did not have...more
We got despite of the late hour (dont forget, it is a very small town in Germany!) a good and reasonably priced dinner - with excellent beer to it, of course. Anjutka was eating Italian and I had an excellent Tandoori chicken which could easily compete with good Indian reataurants in London We finished the dinner around midnight!more
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Our 2nd visit to the town (when it was a lovely dry, sunny day) was on a Sunday in November 12. It coincided with one of the town’s annual markets - Kathreinmarkt.
That meant the shops were open, in spite of it being Sunday. Felt weird...
Official rules for holding the annual town markets were laid down in 1803 and, since then have been strictly observed for the 5 traditional markets. Mittfasten (Lent), Georgi, Benno, Michaeli and Kathrein. In July and September a ceramics and a fruit market are held. In the Hofstatt, a market for farm produce is held every Thursday, and every Saturday a vegetable market is held.
The annual markets for 2013 are:-
Mittfastenmarkt: Sunday 10 March.
Georgimarkt: Sunday 28 April
Bennomarkt: Sunday 16 June (shops are not open for trading this Sunday)
Michaelimarkt: Sunday 29 September
Kathreinmarkt: Sunday 24 November
They also hold Christmas markets once Advent has arrived.
What to buy: Crafts, food... usual market stuff.
What to pay: Sorry, I wasn't buying!