Its growth has been fueled over the years by industrial development, including engine manufacturing and chemical production. What’s more, its proximity to Munich and Salzburg has given it a cosmopolitan edge.
Like most southern towns, Waldkraiburg relishes holidays and recreational opportunities, making this an excellent location for excursions. There are more than fifty modern sports facilities here, offering motorsports, shooting, bowling, squash, golf, running and dancing, among other activities.
You will find the adjacent Inn River a treat for boating, fishing, cycling and hiking, and even a diving club has been organized in the vicinity.
For less energetic pursuits, be sure to visit the House of Culture to get your theater and concert treats. Then, in the tranquility of the Town Museum, you can learn about the transformation of the area, from wooden barracks built upon the site of a former powder plant to the bustling community you see today.
Another place to experience local history is the Glass Museum, where you can see a magnificent collection of Bohemian jars from the 19th and 20th centuries. And there is also a newly opened (2008) museum called Bunker 29, for insights into post-war industrialization.
At the Ice Sports Hall, you can see professional-level ice hockey and curling played or else watch figure skating and speed skating events. From October through March, the ice rink is open to the public, so you can rent some blades and enjoy gliding across the frozen surface yourself. The rest of the year, the facility is available for inline skating.
The town’s outdoor swimming facility is open during the summer, May through September. It features not only a world-class 50-meter pool, but also a 10-meter diving tower, which have been used for competitions. For family outings, you will find a baby pool, playground, beach volleyball courts, and a spacious lawn area devoted to picnicking and sunning.