Sauerlach — Cycling Around Cute Chapels And Churches

In south central Upper Bavaria, merely 20km or so from Munich, is the lovely town of Sauerlach. And a tip from me to you about the best way to experience it: get yourself a bicycle.

Oh, c’mon. It’s not like you’re mountain biking the Alps or anything. It’s comparably flat here. ;-)

Start off your quest with a local map from the town’s Tourist Office, rent a bicycle and off you go. Don’t worry, you work your way through all of Sauerlach’s churches — in a counter-clockwise direction.

The entire route this way is 20.8km long, starting off at the St. Andreas Church. From here you wander down to the St. Ulrich Chapel; which is only about 2km away or so.

See, I told you it wasn’t that bad, but we still have quite a number of churches left to go.

From St. Ulrich’s, we’re making our way towards the St. Anna Chapel and the St. Margaret Church. Following it up with stops at the Nikolauskapelle and the Dreifaltigkeitskirche in the village of Gro├čeichenhausen.

We’re off to the St. Corona Chapel, ending at St. Michael’s Church. Expect to spend some serious time here at St. Michaels. The Baroque exterior and interior don’t tell you that it was once a medieval church, built in 1315.

Before heading out onto the next cycling trail, you need to go to Holzkirchen Stra├če 22. For what, you ask? To see the Troadkasten, a log built house from 1667 — and the oldest house in town.

The Heimatmuseum (Local History Museum), however, is in the old Vicarage in the village of Arget. This is a cute village, with only around 1,700 residents.

Rested up? Good, we’re going to tackle the 21.9km Nature Cycle Trail next. While it might be an exercise for your legs, it’s a feast for the eyes as you pass farms and fields, meadows and forests.

If you’re not too tired at this point, you could always cycle over to Lake Starnberg — this lake’s only a mere 26km away.

Better yet, stay at one of Sauerlach’s guesthouses or its inn (it only has one), then bike on over.

 

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