Located on the River Isar, you wouldn’t think that the beautiful town of Plattling was once the place of unspeakable horror. Today, it’s a vibrant community with an overabundance of activities to enjoy the sweet Lower Bavarian air.
A wonderful way to enjoy Plattling is along the Isarradweg, or the Isar Cycle Track. It’s not too hard of a track with not too much uphill cycling taking you as far as Moosburg, Freising, Munich, all the way down (or up) to incredibly gorgeous Mittenwald.
Cycling isn’t even the half of what this Lower Bavarian town has to offer not only its residents, but visitors as well. Depending on your fancy, you can go canoeing, white water rafting, swimming, fishing, or skating.
In search of more historical enterprise, then look no further than the 12th century Romanesque St. Jacob’s Church. In the church’s cemetery you’ll find a memorial stone dedicated to the Jewish residents of Plattling and the victims of the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp.
On Ludwig Place, you’ll find a World War I memorial dedicated to the town’s soldiers. Also on Ludwig Place is the old City Hospital which is now a tourist information center.
It’s here that you’ll learn more about Plattling’s many festivals, including a huge Carnival Mardi Gras Celebration. And, it’s Summer Series with many musical concerts and art exhibits held at local churches, schools, and culture meeting halls.
The most fun, which happens every other year in the summer, is the Medieval Market. Plattling stops all vehicle traffic for a few days of revelry and lots of food. You’ll have to make reservations at the town’s hotels early for this, they fill up quickly. Any other time of the year, you’ll find more than enough first-class hotels for overnight accommodation.
Camping is big here in this part of Lower Bavaria and there are plenty of camping spaces available for “roughing it.”
It doesn’t matter if you choose to rough it, spend it in a 5-star hotel, or enjoy every sport under the sun — you’ll for sure, enjoy Plattling.