Upper Bavaria really knows how to outdo itself; every time you turn around you find another little town that’s picturesque and a pleasure to visit — such as a place like Poing.
This area is famous for two reasons, one for having been inhabited for over 5000 years and two, for its free-roaming animal park. There is more to do around here, but its history and nature are what have put it on the proverbial map.
A lot of history has transpired here in Poing starting with the Romans & Celts who were here up until the 5th century. In 2004 Poing uncovered their ancient roads and ruins, now proudly on display.
At a later point of the Dark Ages (sometime in the 8th century), Poing built the original chapel of St. Michael’s. A newer bigger church was built over the spot in 1052. This grand dame (or “sir” since its name is Michael) is a must see while you’re here.
What you might notice right away about Poing is its artwork. You’ll find a huge steel piece of art at the western entrance to the city. There’s also an old “healing stone,” known as the Klangstein, in the middle of town that’s been around for “God only knows how long.”
Visitors that come from May to October are here during “bathing season” as everyone enjoys the Poinger Badesee a.k.a. Bergfeldsee. Come swim, get some sun, or just soak in the clean Upper Bavarian air.
Another way to enjoy the outdoors is at the Wildpark Poing. It’s a wildlife park with fox, owls, deer, and other animals to feed and pet. This is great not only for the kids, but for us adults that feel like kids at heart.
Poing is just 21 kilometers east of the great city of Munich, so there’s no excuse for not visiting. It’s only 28 minutes by train and takes just about the same time via car on the infamous Autobahn A94.