Illertissen has quite a history dating back to the 10th century if not even earlier. What this means to you is history book in pictures or virtual reality, so to speak.
There it is as it used to be — the spectacular Vöhlin Castle, the St. Martin’s Church, and more. The castle dates back to the 12th century and now incorporates a chapel and yes, wait for it, a bee museum!
The Church is equally interesting with its Renaissance altar and artistic interiors. Check out the glockenspiel with 49 bells and the carillon music that sweeps through the town at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. without fail.
The Town Hall in the city center is another masterpiece that makes the locals glow with pride.
Illertissen has more historic architecture of a different kind. This would be the threshing floor which certainly merits a visit. Learn how it all used to be done before someone thought of wrapping food in plastic and stuffing them in supermarket shelves. You’ll be blown away.
An artificial pond to the north of the city is the local’s favorite rest and relaxation venue. You’re of course welcome to join them to soak in some of the best views in town.
Illertissen’s prized possession has to be the Iller Valley with its numerous well-marked hiking and biking trails that ensure you catch the best of the Bavarian scenery as you make your way around the woods and meadows. More sport awaits at the Rail Golf Club and the indoor swimming pool at Nautilla.
Whether you love horseback riding or scuba diving or anything in between, Illertissen’s the right place for you.