Bruckmühl (with around 20 local neighborhoods) is quite conveniently located approximately 44 km or 27 miles south-east of Munich — in the shadow of the German Alps.
The dramatic landscape of this Bavarian region along the Mangfall River will have you captivated from first sight, no matter the season. The lush green meadows of summer or a fresh blanket of snow in winter are sure to have you thinking you’ve found your own personal Eden and it’s a canvas of color no matter the season.
Nevermind that there’s quite a bit to see here in Bruckmühl, if all you do is sit and watch the sky turning from azure to a dark lavender over the Alps — you won’t be disappointed! :-)
But, if you choose to be a bit more active there’s the town’s Pilgrimage Church to see, built in 1653, as well as the Parish Church St. Michael in Götting which was built in the 12th century.
They’ve got a 1000 year old Lime Tree, which is only just a snippet of time here since Bruckmühl has been inhabited for a few thousand years, actually. When excavations at the Bruckberg Mansion, originally owned by Dr. Schanzenbad personal doctor to King Ludwig, were done Roman coins were found under the foundation. The Mühlrad is symbolic of the 14th century mill that was once here.
There’s also an Animal Museum, which is the life work of Adolf Peschke, who documented and preserved indigenous mammals, birds, amphibians, and insects. The People’s Music Archives opened here in 1985.
There’s more music around town at the Folk Festival which has been held here every year since 1952. Get in on Cycle Racing Night held annually since 1991. The countryside is graceful and serene, all the more perfect to take a leisurely bicycle ride around to see it.
Bavaria is one of the most visited regions in all of Germany, and with cute towns like Bruckmühl it’s not rocket science to understand why it’s so popular.
You’ll find serenity here, even if all you do is watch the clouds go by. :-)