Krailling — No Time Arguing About Who Came First

Could you imagine saying, I think I might have once been a Celtic settlement, but I’m not sure?

It appears that’s the case with the Upper Bavarian town of Krailling. It might or might not have been at one point in history, but I’m not an archaeologist nor a properly trained historian — so I’ll let them duke it out.

FYI, Celtic jewelry had been found in town, so you be the judge.

Yet, no one can argue that Krailling was a Roman settlement, having a Roman Road that came right on through. There’s no one disputing that. ;-)

Romans or Celts aside, today the town of Krailling (that borders the city of Munich) has its festivals and some other historical sites.

Just about everyone comes to see the Church of St. Margaret — the present day building didn’t come along until 1747, but a church was here 400 years before that.

You’ll want to see the Altes Rathaus (that would be the Old Town Hall) while you’re here, too.

Older than Krailling’s church, was the Hofmarkschloss. I say WAS because the 12th century castle (whose foundations you can see) was destroyed in 1810.

From the old to the new, check out the Schwarzes Haus — a home done entirely in black shingles. Somehow it actually works — and looks good. Go figure.

I know it doesn’t seem like there’s a whole lot to see in Krailling, but the town’s only a mere 16 square kilometers, so what do you expect? ;-)

As small as it is, at least it has a “pond.” Berger Pond is pretty popular with visitors and locals alike — so come on over (it’s not like it’s gonna be far) and enjoy a quiet lunch or have the kids run a bit. This isn’t even including Krailling’s beach volleyball court.

As charming as Krailling is all year round, this Upper Bavarian town is even better during its festivals. The Maypole Festival is held every year on May 1st; and the Christmas Market is always a big hit. Between the two are a number of summer concerts to keep you entertained.

With all the festivities I can’t imagine the historians and archaeologists having the time to argue about anything. :-)

 

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