Feldkirchen (Munich) — See The Forest Through The Trees

For anyone out there who can’t “see the forest through the trees,” the town of Feldkirchen (Munich) may not be right for you. See, you gotta work for it all in this town of just over 6,000 people, located right next door to Munich. And what do you expect, the entire town isn’t even seven square kilometers.

Well, put it like that, what can anyone expect from Feldkirchen?

History for starters. Did you know that a 7th century saint died here? Yes, St. Emmeram; and a charming little chapel (in a neo-Gothic style) stands in his honor. You’ll find it on Kapellenstraße, if you want to see it.

That’s not the only historical (and religious) site in Feldkirchen, ya know. There’s an Evangelical Lutheran one at Bahnhofstraße 2; built here in 1837. The St. James Church (found at Kirchenstraße 5) is a hodge-podge of architectural stylings from Gothic to neo-Baroque.

For the most part, Feldkirchen is just an average suburban town where folks get up, go to work in the big city, and come home after a long day at the office. The peace and tranquility of this cute place does seem to fall by the wayside during the annual Summer Festival held in July.

Summer’s a wonderful time to experience Upper Bavaria; when all the trees and flowers are in full bloom. No need to find a “marked” hiking trail — any sidewalk will do to take in the fresh air. See that monument on the Kirchenstraße? That’s a War Memorial for a late 19th century conflict.

Don’t wander off too far… Remember, Feldkirchen isn’t that big, so you don’t want to skadattle too far, only to wind up in Aschheim or Haar. Besides, if you leave now you won’t get to enjoy any of the Classical Music Concerts, Advent festivities, or even the Children’s Bazaar.

So what if Feldkirchen isn’t gigantic? So what if Feldkirchen doesn’t have a castle or two? So what if Feldkirchen is often shadowed by its big-city neighbor? You gotta see the big picture of Feldkirchen — and anyway, this is Bavaria — so you’ll never go wrong.

 

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