Freising is a beautiful Bavarian town situated upon the picturesque banks of the River Isar; its close proximity to Munich means Freising is a popular destination with those seeking sanctuary from the metropolitan madness of the city. Ancient churches, dusty libraries and historic houses decorate the town to create a pleasing image of postcard perfection; after satisfying your craving for culture in the historic Old Quarter, visitors can also take advantage of the natural treasures that surround. Freising’s two hills provided enjoyable ascensions and panoramic vistas, while the river banks are a perfect place to picnic or ride a bicycle.
As an iconic symbol of sophisticated architecture, the twin towers and dazzling dome of the Freisinger Dom are an arresting vision. The remarkable Romanesque structure dates back to the 8th century and houses an intricate crypt known as The Beast’s Tower. Calming cloisters present an artistic array of religious paintings.
The cathedral offers further delights with its impressive library, a self-contained room in which numerous shelves contain ancient books written in the language of Latin.
No visit to Freising would be complete without a trip to the world’s oldest brewery; originally founded as a monastery in the 11th century, the resident monk began brewing beer in this beautiful building almost 100 years ago. Today, the Weihenstephan Brewery still produces the bubbly beverage which is exported to number of European countries.
Enjoy a traditional taste of Bavaria’s rich culinary heritage at Hotel zur Gred, an authentic eatery favoured and frequented by locals. Residing in the dramatic shadow of the Dom, this restaurant enjoys a convenient location in the town’s historic heart. Sip a refreshing pint of locally brewed beer before sampling the robust flavours of crispy pork schnitzel and red wine braised beef meatballs. ( Bahnhof Street 8, 85354 Freising, Germany)