So, you’re going to Wasserburg? Where’s that? Oh, Bavaria. Which one? What do you mean which one? Didn’t you know there are two Wasserburgs in Bavaria? Yeah, I know, it’s a bit confusing with all those double-names in Germany — which is why I’m here to help. :-)
It’s a place that’s just as beautiful in the winter as it is when the weather’s warmer. (Call me silly but when the snow’s covered the banks of the Inn River and the Old City walls, the town takes on a truly peaceful aura.)
Along a sharp bend of the River Inn is the old town of Wasserburg, maintaining much of its medieval flair — right down to its original defense wall, called a Stadtmauer. I guess those medieval villagers needed protection since Wasserburg was once the only place to cross the River Inn for 20 miles on the old salt route.
But, once you’re inside the old walls you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find. Bring lots of film, because you’ll be taking pictures of her beautifully preserved buildings. Even if you don’t have time to see it all, make sure you get to the Castle and its chapel, as well as the graceful St. Jacob’s Church.
You know, better stay at least a night; all the better to see of this place. There’s a hotel on Marienplatz in the old city, known as the Kernhaus, a beautiful Rococo style building that’s been here for centuries.
Now you’ll have plenty of time to take lots of photos of the Roter Turm, the Pulverturm, and the Hungerturm, three of the city’s original towers, and the Frauenkirche.
Not all of Wasserburg’s sites are within the walls of the old town. Outside you’ll be able to visit Schloss Weikertsham, the church of St. Achatz, and the Monastery Attel.
Amazingly, once you’ve seen how incredibly beautiful the city of Wasserburg am Inn actually is; you’ll never have it confused with any other place in the world. :-)