There are lots of reasons to spend some time in the picturesque jewels in Munich’s surrounding areas. Whether it’s the peace and quiet, the diverse nature, which can be discovered on the endless number of cycle and hiking paths or the numerous cultural treasures, the idyllic small towns, Munich’s
surroundings have got what guests from all around the world and residents of the city desire; havens to retreat to, take a deep breath and gather new strength, without losing contact with the outside world. Numerous places offer a unique box seat view of the skyline of the city,
which thanks to the best public transport system are often only a stone’s throw away. Years ago talented painters swapped their studios in the big city for a house and better lighting conditions in the countryside, which is why one of the most important artists’ colonies of the 19th century arose in Dachau. Whoever wants to cut them self off completely from the outside world should take a walk through the Ebersberger Forest, the largest connected woodland area without a settlement in Germany. The probably most beautiful University in Germany can be found in Freising. The Weihenstephan Academy was promoted from the Baroque monastery to the centre of “green engineering” and opens its doors to its show gardens regularly for visitors and right next door you can find the oldest brewery in the world, where by the way
a well-known Bavarian snack was invented. Journeys back in time to the Middle Ages and life on a farmhouse roughly 100 years ago are on offer in Fürstenfeldbruck with the farmhouse museum Jexhof. Also in the Baroque castle estate Schleißheim, which was already used as a backdrop for a Hollywood film, it’s easy to forget the present. And then there’s still this place in Erding, where there’s best weather for swimming all year round …
Have lots of fun discovering the hidden jewels in the regions around Munich!