The old saying is, when in Rome do as the Romans. Well, in this case of Moosburg, do as the Germans.
Only 10 minutes from the Munich Airport, Moosburg may be centrally located as a bedroom town for Munich but it also has great sightseeing and sporting activities for those lucky enough to visit or live here.
The area of Moosburg an der Isar is in the Freising District of Upper Bavaria and been around since the 8th century when some Benedictine monks decided to make it their home. Though the monks were here some 400 years before the Kastulus Minster was built in 1171.
The 12th century cathedral has survived a few fires over the centuries, thankfully so did the 16th century triptych by local artist Han Leinberg, that now hangs above the choir stall.
Another artist that has artwork here is Antonicci Volti, a bas relief in stone at the the Stalag VII-A Memorial. Mr. Volti was imprisoned here during the Second World War among some 80,000 other prisoners (it was built to house only 10,000!).
Moosburg also has a War Memorial dedicated to missing and dead soldiers from the First and Second World Wars.
Though the name of Moosburg literally translates to “Moos castle” there aren’t any castles in this town. It is, however, close to Schloss Nymphenburg, a Baroque style castle built in the 17th century. The Blutenburg Castle, a 15th century marvel, is host to many concerts and the International Youth Library. And the Schloss Fürstenried was built in the 18th century and is now a Catholic Retreat Hostel.
After all that wonderful sightseeing (and feeling like a tourist) it’s time to live like a local! Have a go on the golf course or take a dip in the town’s outdoor pool. (Tip: For some adult only time, the pool offers adult only evening swims for only 1 Euro!) It won’t be just the kids that love the waterslide, diving board, and volleyball court either.
Since Moosburg is too cold to swim in the winter months, the town then opens the indoor pool. It also opens the ice skating rink from November to February.
With all the history, art, sports, and culture that Moosburg an der Isar offers, it may just have you forgetting all about the big neighboring city of Munich after all!