What do you do when you want to visit a town that doesn’t have any hotels, or stuff like that? Do you not visit? Do you skip right over it on the map — not even bothering to give it another thought? Well, if it’s about the Upper Bavarian town of Karlshuld, then you’d better stop and pay attention.
So what if you’re not going to find huge hotels? Big deal, stay in nearby Neuburg a.d. Donau, Königsmoos, or even Ingolstadt for that matter; either way you’re in prime Old Bavarian real estate, and able to enjoy all the wonders of Karlshuld.
So, what are the towns’ wonders?
Karlshuld — Top Areas Of Interest
For starters, you’re in the middle of the so-called Altbayerische Donaumoos, or Old Bavarian Danube Moss. This is a nature reserve area of some 593 square kilometers of dried out fen land south of the Danube River. Nowadays, potatoes are primarily being cultivated in this area.
My personal favorite time to enjoy the landscape is right after a snowstorm. I love how the colors of the Karlshuld’s Evangelical Church blend into the bright powdery whiteness.
I’m not taking anything away from the charming Catholic village church, mind you. What’s not to love about a 19th century church?
It’s also hard not to love a castle either. While technically not within the boundaries of Karlshuld, the Jagdschloss Grünau is worth venturing off for. Remember to look up, because the details on the sloped roof shouldn’t be missed. I love the small red shuttered windows, too, making this mid-16th century castle look menacing, to say the least.
The castle might look unfriendly, but thanks to good Upper Bavarian hospitality you’ll be welcomed with open arms to one of Karlshuld’s cultural events. If you don’t like snow, you’ll probably want to come in the Spring for the multi-day Donaumoosvolksfest, the Pfarrfest in June, or July’s Rosenfest.
If the cooler weather doesn’t bother you, then you should be here for September’s Oktoberfest, or the November Wine Festival. In the middle of winter Karlshuld has all kinds of Carnival events, and the Kleintiermarkt in January.
Told ya not to glance over Karlshuld — see what you’d be missing?