Wasserburg am Inn Travel Guide

  • town centre (wet)
    town centre (wet)
    by iaint
  • The Inn (in spate)
    The Inn (in spate)
    by iaint
  • typical town centre
    typical town centre
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Wasserburg am Inn Things to Do

  • walk around!

    Wandering about the town is a real pleasure. It’s compact and attractive. It’s all I’ve been able to do on my 2 visits (so far) - circumstances.At least on the last visit the weather was dry and bright, which made all the difference.Don’t miss the wooden bridge across the river!

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  • The Inn

    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...

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  • Nice old town

    It is a small city. It takes 1-2 hours to explore it, but it worth to visit and to see. It is easy to find a parking inside old town, pass the famous bridge over Inn river, after the gate turn right and park.

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  • How the ships went upstream

    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...

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  • Altes Mauthaus (toll house)

    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...

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  • Enjoy the great scenic view from...

    This is the best place for a general scenic view before taking the pleasant path down the Kellerberg to the bridge over the river Inn which leads right to the entrance arch at the "Altes Mauthaus" into the city.

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  • Innbruecke with Brucktor

    Even the modern bridge was built at exactly the same place where the old wooden bridge was - leading right to the Brucktor at the Altes Mauthaus, the entrance into the old town.

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  • Rathaus (town hall)

    The Rathaus can easily make the impression to be in a far bigger city and it still today shows the former wealth of this city coming from the tolls collected form all the ships passing Wasserburg. The Rathaus in its actual appearance dates back to 1459.

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  • Altes Mauthaus (toll house)

    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...

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  • Rathaus (town hall)

    The Rathaus - which would be a great thing even for a much bigger town) clearly shows how rich this city was at the end of the Middle Ages.

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  • Enjoy the view of the town from...

    From here you have the whole town at your feet and youcan easily see its excellent strategic position in the loop of the river Inn.

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  • Innbrücke

    The only bridge that connects the Altstadt with the rest of the city. The fortress-like Burgtor (Castle Gate) gives the visitor the first medieval glance.

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Wasserburg am Inn Restaurants

  • Surprise!

    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...

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  • Good Indian and Italian food

    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!

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    by iaint Written Nov 29, 2012

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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!

    busy spot... shopping arcade
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    • Arts and Culture

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