Spend ten minutes in Upper Bavaria and you’ll be singing its praises on how beautiful it is. Spend another ten minutes in the town of Peißenberg and you’ll be shouting it all from the rooftops.
The history of Peißenberg is further enhanced by its natural beauty. If you can appreciate the outdoors, then you’ll love it here. Peißenberg’s Eibenwald has been a protected area for over 70 years; where the woodlands are great for hiking (plenty of cycling trails, too) and clearing your head of everyday troubles.
For us camping enthusiasts, this is a perfect place for spending a night or two under the stars.
Peißenberg — Top Areas Of Interest
If cave exploration is something you’re interested in, then look no further than Peißenberg’s sandstone caves. These caves were once used by medieval monks for various reasons and as hiding spots for the town’s residents during the Thirty Years’ War back in the 1600’s.
One of the best vantage points for overlooking the countryside is at the Scarce Memory Chapel (known unofficially as Guggenbergkapelle). But, the St. George Chapel is the oldest — it was built in the 12th century.
There is still more to see. Don’t miss St. Michael’s Church, the pilgrimage church of Maria Aich, or the Mine Museum. Keep an eye out for the ancient Merovingian grave hills (think 6th and 7th century A.D.).
In addition to its history, Peißenberg is serious about its sports and festivals. No bit of snow will stop visitors and locals alike from ice skating, hockey, or even swimming; in the indoor pool, that is.
Autumn is a precious time to visit. No offense to the Summer Folk Festival but Fall is when the the annual Leonhardifahrt takes place. Held the last weekend in October, this festival in honor of St. Leonhard of Limoges, is steeped in Bavarian culture starting with a horse procession.
But, this is Bavaria so everything ends under the beer tent. In that case, you’ll be singing Peißenberg’s praises from there. ;-)