Upper Bavaria is one of those places that never ceases to delight. Not because of any one thing, but as a whole, because of places like Grasbrunn.
Found just one town over from Munich, Grasbrunn is a beautiful town of five villages, each with their own unique flair and contribution to the city.
A lot goes on in Keferloh — surprising since it’s a village of 19 people. You’ll find a 12th century church (St. Giles) with Romanesque frescoes, and a small chapel from the 19th century whose plain exterior is what makes it truly beautiful.
Keferloh is also where you’ll find Grasbrunn’s Antique Market taking place on the first Sunday of the month; and a Flea and Farmers Market on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.
I guess with only 19 residents, there’s plenty of space to set up tables full of sausages, veggies, and other locally grown goodies. ;-)
As easy as it is to get lost in what’s going on in Keferloh, you should go to Grasbrunn proper — where you’ll find the Baroque church of St. Ulrich that still has its Gothic tower. And along St. Ulrichsplatz you can see the old Waterworks, a marvel of engineering and architecture from the 19th century.
Harthausen’s must-see architecture is its 14th century St. Andrew’s Church with its Baroque tower; and the medieval tower of the hamlet’s Waterworks located at Dorfplatz 1.
The village of Möschenfeld also has a blend of the medieval with Baroque. Its Catholic Pilgrimage Church has wall from the Middle Ages, but is decorated in the flashy Baroque style.
A good way to experience the best of Grasbrunn is by bicycle. The 19km cycle path that starts and ends in Keferloh manages to get it all in. The best part? It’s a relatively easy ride, so it’s great for the whole family to do.
If you’d rather walk, you’ll find a bunch of nature trails in the village of Neukeferloh.
Now do you see why Upper Bavaria, and places like Grasbrunn, never cease to amaze?