Burghausen — Warm And Inviting, A Special Bavaria Treasure

Without a doubt, the Burghausen Castle is one of the biggest attractions. It is over 1,000 m long, making it the longest castle in Europe. It consists of six closed courtyards, large dates, and moats and drawbridges. This castle is one of the best preserved medieval fortified buildings.

Take a walk through the Middle Ages. The Castle is host to annual Castle festivals and other historic events. Check with the local tourist bureau to see if there are any events going on during your stay. The Castle is open all year and admission is free.

Next, take a walk through the old town, along the glittering Salzach River. You will see the magnificent town square and the stunning parish church of St. Jacob (built over 6 centuries ago!).

But, the best part about a walk through old town, in my opinion, is a visit to one of the many Bavarian beer gardens. Drink some delicious micro brewery beer from some of the best beer makers in the world.

Before the gates of the city is another treasure to visit. The Cistercian monastery, known as Raitenhaslach, was the first Cistercian monastery to be built (founded in 1146). The monastery has been wonderfully redesigned with open spaces for different types of exhibits.

Another jewel of Burghausen is the Salzach River. Rising in the Alps, at an elevation of approximately 2300 m (7100 feet) north of the Gerlos Pass, the Salzach River was of great importance for Burghausen during the years of the salt trade as it was developed as an economic hub.

Today, many trains run along the river, and if you catch a ride on one, you’ll notice the charming landscapes of the area.

 

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