Happy birthday, Pliening, I understand you’re officially 1200 years old. Let me tell you, you don’t look a day over a thousand.
Oh, who am I kidding, Pliening might be old in years, but it most certainly is young at heart — and quite fun. However, if you are here to see its more sedated side, then I’d say you’ll have to visit the 12th century Church of the Holy Cross; and with three other districts comprising the whole town — there are a couple of other village churches to visit too.
Like the Rococo? Good, then it’s the Church of St. Stephen (complete with one of those cool looking “onion” domes), while the Church of the Assumption is a Baroque one.
And before anyone gets all worked up, I’m not saying churches aren’t fun places to be — it’s just you’re not gonna run screaming with glee down a church aisle like you would if you’re outside playing around.
Which reminds me, by the way, about the Rodelhügel, a toboggan hill of laughing and playing kids and grown-ups sledding downhill in the snow.
Now I know not everyone’s into winter sports, so during the warm summer months I’d say you’ll want to visit the Ismaninger Speichersee. Now there’s no swimming in the artificial lake, but you are allowed to fish — with the proper license, of course. And the surrounding area of the lake is a bird sanctuary for Great White Egrets, Night Herons, and Reed Warblers.
Look, there’s no way I would know the difference between any of those birds — but I know a good party when I see one. Pliening’s a great place to party or shop, right down to its Fall Bazaar in September and its Artist Market at the end of November. You’ll even find a Christmas Market taking place in early December.
Not too shabby for a town that’s over twelve centuries old, is it? I’m pretty sure the Romans and Celts who once live here would agree — just as I know you would.