With thousands of towns, villages, and cities within Germany it could happen that you’ll confuse one town with another; especially when some towns have the same name in the same federal state or even region.
Like in the case of the town of Taufkirchen which exist three times in Upper Bavaria, and they’re even pretty close to each other. Go figure!
Though this page here is about the town of Taufkirchen (Vils), which you can tell by its name lies on the River Vils.
Taufkirchen (Vils) — Top Areas Of Interest
So, why should you care about this Taufkirchen? I think its Wasserschloss (that would be Water Castle) is reason enough. This castle is a grand example of mid-16th century architecture; and while it’s no longer the home of German nobility, everyone can enjoy it since there’s always a cultural event taking place here.
FYI, its castle chapel is exceptionally beautiful, so make sure you make time to see it.
Some of Taufkirchen’s cultural events are the Dance Festival (May), riding tournaments, the Summer Festival, and best of all — the Bavarian Beer Festival (also in May and try the Taufkirchen Castle Beer if you get the chance).
Taufkirchen (Vils) is also on what’s considered to be “one of the most beautiful bicycle routes in Bavaria,” the Vistalradweg. It’s 21km long, with 11km of it running through Taufkirchen. It’s a relatively easy route (not too many inclines) so it’s really popular with families with younger children.
Don’t worry it you get tired biking all that way, there are lots of benches and rest areas to sit and enjoy Taufkirchen’s rolling hills and green meadows.
You also don’t have to just bike the route, it’s popular with inline skaters and hikers too.
Last, and by no means least, is the Waldbad Taufkirchen. It’s a popular outdoor pool complex surrounded by trees and happy families.
Aren’t you happy you found MyGermanCity.com and now can differentiate between the three Taufkirchen’s? :-)