There’s a reason people flock to Upper Bavaria like it’s the last year of their lives. Maybe it’s the Alps soaring high above many a green meadow? Maybe it’s the old medieval (or much older) history? Heck, maybe it’s the Lederhosen? But, whatever your reason for visiting Trostberg, you’ll love it.
If the Alps don’t steal your attention first, what you might notice is that the historical city center designed in a Inn Salzach style. What style? An Inn Salzach style is traditionally where many buildings are centered around a town square; which seems to be a popular style in this part of Upper Bavaria. And to confuse you further, Upper Bavaria is South Germany. ;-)
It’s also no stretch that a town as old as Trostberg has its own original fortification wall (called a Stadtmauer), an early 15th century church (St. Andreas), a Gothic style Mariensäule, and small winding cobblestone lanes framed by charming shops. Even the town’s old Post Office sits on foundations walls that are over 400 years old.
If you seriously think that’s old, consider that people have lived in this part of the country since the Stone Age.
Trostberg isn’t all old buildings from the Middle Ages, it’s quite a cultural kind of place. Over at the Trostberger Window you’ll never know what kind of local artist’s work will be displayed. Plus, there are over 22,000 objects on display at the Trostberg Local History Museum.
Still, you might think that all these old buildings will keep you away from the great outdoors, so book one of the few quaint guesthouses and spend a few nights.
This way you’re able to hike or bike around the Alps, or enjoy a game of miniature golf or beach volleyball at the Trostberger outdoor swimming pool. The complex even has a spot where you can roller skate. Or, if its winter enjoy ice skating outdoors. It’ll just be a wee bit cold to do it in Lederhosen, though!