You know what really stinks? Coming to find a pleasing little town like Moosinning later on in the year — when much of its summer activities and events are done for the year. Some folks would have packed up their bags and gone home.
And had they done that, they’d never have gotten to know about Moosinning’s Pfarrfest in September, or its Wine Festival in October. Plus, if you don’t come later on in the year, you’d never get to experience the town’s Christmas Market in late November and early December.
Isn’t it grand to realize things aren’t over when the Summer season is? I think so. Don’t worry, the cooler weather won’t hurt you, I promise.
At least the crowds will have mostly gone, leaving you plenty of time and space to explore around its eleven villages. Be sure to visit the Nature Reserve Zengermoos — a nice place to experience the nature side of this small town, which lies between Munich (south) and the Munich Airport (north).
And as you’re roaming about, you’ll find quite a collection of little chapels. I don’t think I have a personal favorite (they’re all quite lovely), but I’d have to say of them all, the former Plague Chapel of Saints Sebastian and Rochus (built 1651) stands out the most.
No, it’s got to be the St. James the Elder Church in Kempfing (it started out as a Romanesque one). Ugh, I loved the octagonal chapel from the 1830s, too.
Ahhh, I loved them all. It only took wandering around the little lanes, and a round of golf at the town’s golf course (in the village of Eichenried) to figure that all out. What can I say, I love old architecture.
Even though it doesn’t look like much, you’ll find an old boundary stone marking where the Electorate of Bavaria met up with the Bishopric of Freising.
Ok, so you might not really care about Bishoprics and Electorates (I don’t know the difference), but what you should care about is how friendly, fun, and even historic, Moosinning can be — no matter what kind of weather you’ll find outside.