When you come to Peiting in Upper Bavaria know that you’ll be in a town not only with the most beautiful natural surroundings like emerald green pastures or dense forest; but some of the most stunning buildings (ranging from the medieval to Baroque & Rocco) ever built.
Peiting is proud of its many churches, including its St. Michael’s Church that’s a mid-11th century original. There’s also the Weiskirche, a pilgrimage church from the 1740’s. Another pilgrimage church is St. Maria’s that was built in 1645 and another St. Michael’s; this one a Romanesque basilica that plays music by Schubert & Mozart concerts in the summer.
Not only is Peiting a place of many religious sites, it does have Roman ruins in the form of the Villa Rustica. Those Romans really got around, but they weren’t even the first to call this place home. Archaeological digs have found that Bronze Age men and women used to live here.
However, beauty is subjective though a gracious plenty will wholeheartedly agree that no place is more beautiful than the Neuschwanstein Castle. Oh, you know the one. You gotta hand to King Ludwig II of Bavaria who built this HUGE castle with his buddy Richard Wagner (the composer) in mind. So spectacular is Neuschwanstein that it was the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle.
And since this is Upper Bavaria, you’ll find more to do than just visiting its churches and the most beautiful castle imaginable. Both tourists and fellow Bavarians alike enjoy fishing and swimming in either an outdoor pool (with an artificial wave machine) or on one of the few recreational lakes in the area. Young or old you’ll sure to enjoy kicking off your shoes and experience the Barefoot Path.
A stop over at Peiting’s Tourist Information Center at Ammergaustraße 2, will give you anything and everything to make your stay a fun and action one. You’ll certainly understand why our ol’ King Ludwig II liked it here so much.