I think one of the reasons Bavaria is the most frequently visited region in Germany can be said in two words: the Alps. But, in this day and age of information overload people need a bit more than just that. So, if I said that the town of Hohenbrunn is close to the Alps — you’d still want me to tell you more, wouldn’t you?
OK, so I obey. :-)
You’ll find Hohenbrunn in the Munich District of Upper Bavaria just to the south of Munich with easy connections on the S-Bahn. It’s a small town in terms of size (only about 16 square kilometers) and in population (a little less than 9,000 people). But, what it lacks in size and residents it makes up for with heart. And outdoor fun. And beer.
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Oh, and the weather’s pretty fantastic, too — with average temperatures in the 20’s (C) or 70’s (F) and evenings in the 10’s (C) or 50’s (F) during the summer. All the better sit outside enjoying a beer garden, right?
All jokes about beer aside, Hohenbrunn’s a historical town with its obligatory Rathaus, a Town Hall that was built in 1725. Even if you don’t have any official business to do here come inside anyway since there’s always an art exhibit showing.
Built at the same time is the St. Stephanus Church. Churches this old are always great for finding priceless works of art, so it’s not all found in the town’s administration building.
I hope you’ve brought your comfy walking shoes since you’ll be doing a lot of it as there are all sorts of hiking and walking trails. Walk over to Putzbrunner 10 for a look at a charming 18th century farmhouse. And of course you didn’t come all this way not to tackle the Alps. Well, I sure hope you didn’t.
After roaming the mountains a soak over at the Hallenbad-Riemerling indoor pool might be just what the doctor ordered.
I’m sure after all that hiking, cycling & swimming you’re a bit tired. Good thing there are plenty of little guesthouses for you to stay the night — all the better to get up the next day and hit up the beer gardens again. ;-)