It’s possible that if you visit a town in Upper Bavaria with absolutely nothing to see or do; and still manage to have a good time. Well, not to worry as this isn’t the case here in Gräfelfing. This Munich suburb, bordering along the River Würm, has just enough to take you away from the city and have a grand ol’ time.
If you’ve got only a day and you want to make the most of your trip there are a few things that really shouldn’t be missed. You’ll find the brilliant 15th century St. Stefan Church at Würmstraße 1, that has been beautifully embellished in a Baroque style. There’s another 15th century church, St. John the Baptist, in the neighborhood of Lochham that just might steal the show with its Romanesque design.
Lochham is also where you’ll find the Pasinger City Park, originally the gardens of some long-gone castle. The forest trees make the best shade while walking along the trails that run along the River Würm for about a mile. If you walk along the winding Upper Bavarian streets, you’ll see plenty of turn of the 20th century mansions, too.
It’s no wonder there are plenty of opulent old homes. Gräfelfing is a very affluent suburb and many German actors, artists, writers, and other celebrities have called this place home through the years. Well, actually a lot of people have lived here, as this region has been inhabited since the Bronze Age.
While the area is very much German, this is a continental town with a variety of international cuisine if you get hungry on your travels. There is also a few guesthouses for overnight stays. If you’re visiting Munich in Mid-September for Oktoberfest, it might make for a quieter stay in the outskirts of town.
Really, why wait for September? Anytime of the year is great to come and stay here.