Upper Bavaria is fun. No, it really is. And it’s places like Kirchseeon that make it that way.
Located only about 25km east of Munich, this small town with barely 9,500 residents is pretty great. Great for its sports, great for its people, and great for its wine.
OK, so you want me to put my money where my mouth is? What makes Kirchseeon so fun?
Well, for starters it’s a winter wonderland for skiing and cross-country skiing. When the mercury hits the higher temperatures there’s tennis, golfing (they’ve got a couple of golf courses, actually), tennis courts, walking paths, cycling trails, and swimming.
Upper Bavaria really is a place that’s best enjoyed outside (for any reason) and with all this to do, it’ll be hard to stay indoors.
So, what if you’re not the active sport type?
Don’t worry, Kirchseeon’s got you! You won’t have to do too much to just enjoy the forests, fields, and meadows in the distance.
Kirchseeson is fun, too, because of its festivals and markets. The Josefi-Markt is held on the last Sunday in March. Then there’s Walpurgisnacht, a “witches” festival on the 30th of April, as well as the Kathrein-Markt on the last weekend of November.
But it’s the Weinfest (Wine Festival) in June that brings thousands of visitors to town. I guess they’re all coming to try some of the locally gown vino.
The town of Kirchseeson has its fair share of historical & cultural sites to see, too. You have the War Memorial (built 1922), the church of St. Ursula (built 1879), the Local History Museum (called Heimatmuseum) from March til October, and excavations have found the remains of a 17th century bath house.
Before I forget, you should also see the Wild Game Park and the Forest Museum. I’m only sorry to say there’s no nearby castle. But, with all this to see and do, you won’t even miss it, right?