In real estate everyone understands the importance of location, location, location. Mering is one of those places where its location couldn’t be better; southeast of the Fugger City Augsburg.
Just be realistic, there isn’t a whole lot of sightseeing in the traditional sense. But, for heaven’s sake this is Swabia so it isn’t like you’ll be short on anything to do.
No good old-fashioned town would be without its town church and here in Mering, St. Michael is it. It’s a beautiful Baroque church so it’s richly decorated with fine intricate details.
Mering also has its own castle, but since it’s private property it’s off limits to visitors. You will find the ruins of an early 10th century castle, known as the Vorderer Schlossberg, and an even earlier castle embankment (Hinterer Schlossberg) which was here as far back as the 5th century A.D.
Without too much sightseeing in antiquated buildings, it gives you more time to shop — for which Mering is known for. Come on a Friday to the local Weekly Market at the Marktplatz and find vendors hocking their locally made goods. Any time of the year is perfect to peruse the little specialty shops in the City Center.
However, Mering’s Christkindlmarkt is a real treat. Held on the 2nd Sunday of Advent (about 3 weeks prior to Christmas), the entire Market Square is lit-up with many handmade and other gifts to buy for loved ones. Oh, the wine and the roasted almonds will keep you more than warm on a cold Bavarian Winter day.
If you’re here in the spring and summer then you really need to be out in the Lechtalheiden, a nature preserve within the nearby forest. From March to October, take any of the walking or cycling trails past vibrant colored meadows. The Lechtalheiden is particularly famous for its orchids which bloom mostly from May thru August.
Visitors often like to follow the trails that lead off to the two nearby lakes. Nothing wrong with a little sunbathing, windsurfing, or fishing. ;-)
Hey, this is Bavaria and it’s best enjoyed outside and its location couldn’t be much better.