Unterföhring — Germany’s Important Media Center

The Upper Bavarian town of Unterföhring got me to thinking about international travel. I started to reminisce about my very first trip to London, where I tried to figure out which Underground Line would take me to all the great sites from Heathrow Airport.

What’s this got to do with Unterföhring?

The method to my madness is simple. Unterföhring is literally right next to Munich on the River Isar; so, I figured I’d tell you how to get here first. This way if you choose to come, you won’t be like me — bumbling around looking for the right route.

Unterföhring is connected to Munich along the S-8 Railway, which also has a stop at the Munich Airport. Oh, look at that — you just landed at this international airport and already you know how to partially make your way.

At the train station there is all sorts of artwork. Unterföhring, I think, believes presentation is important.

Aren’t you glad I’m here to help? You can thank me later. ;-)

There are four regional bus lines that also lead right to Unterföhring, the 188; 231; 232; and 233. However, if you want to visit the Local History Museum you can take all of these bus routes, except the 233. They’ll drop you off about a five minute walk away, so they get you pretty close.

Just so you know, the Heimatmuseum (the local history museum) is located at München Straße 74.

At Kirchenweg 3 is the Baroque church of St. Valentine. Unterföhring is very proud of this striking church, so come inside and look around. Right next door at Kirchenweg 3a is the old cemetery. I know, I know, a bit morbid curiosity never hurt anyone. ;-)

Also on Kirchenweg is Unterföhring’s Franco-German War Memorial; and on Kanalstr. 7 is a former 19th century farmhouse.

There’s not much else within Unterföhring, unless you’re into insurance and television; as many of Germany’s companies have offices here. However, if you stay here (instead of Munich itself) then you’re close to many hiking trails, bicycle paths, stockcar racing, and cross-country skiing (seasonal, of course) in the Upper Bavarian countryside.

At least you’ll know what bus or railway line to make your way back, right? ;-)

 

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