To get to the town of Pullach im Isartal in Upper Bavaria just take the S-Bahn S7 from Munich. Did that already? Now what?
Well, I guess that depends on what kind of sightseeing, cultural (including beer drinking), sporting outdoorsy stuff you want to do.
If history is what you’re after, the Middle Ages (while quite the popular time period) isn’t the oldest era in town. The Romans were here long before knights, fair maidens, and the feudal system.
The most awesome part? You can travel on the same roads these ancient warriors did on the Hohlweg — part of their network of roads known as the Römerstraßen or Roman Roads. This one went from Salzburg to Augsburg.
All righty then, now we can jump to the medieval and Renaissance. I’ll get to the castle in a minute, but first you got to see the 15th century Gothic Old Holy Spirit Church and the Holy Trinity Chapel that was built in 1698 (which today is only used for special occasions).
Now for the castle — like an decent medieval town isn’t gonna have one? Sort of. Burg Schwaneck isn’t from the Middle Ages, and neither is it from the Renaissance (please, these two epic time periods can’t monopolize all the German history, can it?). It was built in the 19th century (located at Burgweg 4-10) and is now a guesthouse and youth center.
Right off from the Burg are many of Pullach’s hiking and walking paths, as well as quite a few bicycle trails. The Forstenrieder Park (a game reserve) is also popular with hikers, cyclists, and inline skaters. Add that to all the jazz concerts, literary events, theater, and folk dancing & you’ve got yourself a jolly good time.
That’s not even mentioning the indoor/outdoor pool with a playground for the kids, a whirlpool, a sauna & steambath; and the winter sports fun of tobogganing & skiing.
One last stop is the Großhesseloher Brücke, which at one time was one of the highest railway bridges in the world.
Ooops! The last stop is actually one of Pullach’s beer gardens… Yum, now that’s a cultural activity anyone can enjoy! ;-)