Lower Bavaria is one of those places where no matter where you are, or what you do you just can’t go wrong. You’ll know exactly what we’re talking about when you come to a place like Eggenfelden. While it’s centuries old, it’s also modern and culturally rich to say the least.
A great place to start your sightseeing tour is along the Stadtplatz, the sight of the town’s former weekly markets. It has changed considerably over the years, but still flanked by two of the many fountains that decorate the town.
You’ll find at least eight more fountains with a variety of themes about town, but one of the most beautiful is the Marienbrunnen (Mary’s Fountain) while others are a tad more whimsical (pigs, etc).
As with any good medieval town, a church was integral part of life so it’s no wonder you’ll find quite a few here, too. The Spital Church has been here since 1493 and the Catholic Friedhof Church (graveyard church) comes from the 17th century.
However, if you choose to see any church at all make it the St. Anna Chapel with its 15th century heavenly artwork. Another one that shouldn’t be missed is the Catholic City Church, though it’s hard to miss with it tower that stands about 200 feet above the streets of Eggenfelden.
The Grabmeier Gate also comes from the Middle Age and quite a bit older than St. Anna’s. It sits as the western entrance into town (the only one still remaining) and was lavishly decorated with frescoes when it was built in the 1340’s.
Most residents and visitors come for the famous theater; the site of many concerts and cabaret style shows. However, if you’re going to catch any entertainment the best is the outdoor theater at the Schlosspark. Pack a picnic, enjoy the Bavarian air, and watch a show. There’s no better way to enjoy an afternoon or evening.
Since there’s a Schlosspark that means there’s a castle to be found, too. Schloss Ökonomie is an interesting 16th century castle that’s now a music school and the center of other cultural pursuits. It’s also the site of many cultural events and even a festival (or, two).
Eggenfelden makes the perfect day trip and is one of the best places to enjoy a small Bavarian town, and one of the reasons that Bavaria is the most visited region in all of Germany.