Marienplatz Freising
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City of Freising

Highlights in the city of Freising

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Historic old town of Freising

The lively historic center of the cathedral city is located in the old town. The ambience is unique: magnificent burgher and canon houses ranging from Gothic to Baroque flank the lively Marktstraße. The center of the historic ensemble is Marienplatz.
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Weihenstephaner Berg

The Weihenstephaner Berg rises to the west of Freising's city center. Not only is brewing culture cultivated here in the oldest brewery in the world, but teaching and research are also carried out at an international level. If you want to enjoy some time out in the countryside, you will find an idyllic spot in the university's magnificent show gardens.
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Freising Cathedral Hill

The towers of the cathedral rise above the roofs of the old town. The landmark of the episcopal city is not only visible from afar, but is also the symbol of the centuries-old spiritual center of Old Bavaria.
District Office Freising

Forest adventure trail

The Freising forest adventure trail invites you to discover the forest and its flora and fauna in more detail. This unique habitat can be playfully explored and sensually experienced at 23 stations along the varied two-kilometre circular trail.
European House of Artists Upper Bavaria / Michael Radeck

Schafhof - European House of Artists Upper Bavaria

The European Künstlerhaus Oberbayern in the former Schafhof is located on the outskirts of Freising. The location close to nature, the extraordinary architecture and the diverse cultural offerings make the Schafhof a center of contemporary art and a popular destination for excursions.


The city's landmark and center of attraction is the Domberg with its Mariendom, which towers high above the old town. The interior was given a magnificent baroque interior by the famous Asam brothers. The Romanesque crypt with the mysterious bestiary column in the cathedral and the prince-bishop's residence are other popular attractions for visitors from all over the world. In the shadow of the cathedral hill, the tower of the parish church of St. George watches over the hustle and bustle of the city center. Just a few minutes' walk away is the former Neustift monastery, which is around 1000 years old. The Weihenstephaner Berg combines tradition and modernity like no other spot in the city. This is where the campus is located, the scientific center of the university city, which is adorned with sculptures by modern sculptors. Just a short distance away is the oldest brewery in the world and the university's flourishing show gardens.