The Erding District, with 123,000 residents in two major towns and two dozen smaller municipalities, is located just northeast of Munich. What you may immediately notice, even while passing through, is how well people know how to enjoy life here.
Erding District Map
Towns & Villages in the Erding District
Take a stroll through the historic 13th-century core of Erding town. The Weissbier produced here (“white beer” made with wheat) is famous as a Bavarian specialty. Try it as you shop, linger, or simply relax at the Therme Erding spa with its health-promoting natural waters rated among the best in Germany.
Cyclists will discover an extensive network of tour paths, the Radwandernetz, which will take you through the charming countryside. Be sure to stop in Dorfen to browse around the local market, open for business since 1331.
In Taufkirchen (Vils), you must see the Water Castle, surrounded by a tree-lined, pond-like moat. It is privately owned and made available nowadays to local clubs for events and cultural activities.
Speaking of culture, you may happen upon traditional festivals held in the many villages of the district, such as Wörth, Forstern and Pastetten. Or make a point of heading south to the friendly, bustling farmer’s market for fresh produce in Isen.
Of course, Oktoberfest is widely celebrated in the district each fall, with beer flowing freely. In summer, you may wish to take part in the local Sinnflut festival, focused on music and performing arts. And year-round you can enjoy horseback riding, golfing, swimming, tennis, squash, badminton, and much more.