With its close proximity to one of Germany’s most bright and bustling cities, the town of Garching provides a tranquil escape from the metropolitan madness of Munich. The town is renowned for its pioneering scientific developments and boasts a number of scientific research institutes and prestigious universities that give it a decidedly academic air.
Garching boasts some fine examples of ecclesiastical elegance in its soaring spires and quaint churches; most notable is St. Severus’ Church, a traditional example of simple yet sublime architecture painted in a cheerful sunshine yellow colour. Nearby, the monolithic gravestones of the town’s Cemetery provides wonderful place to wander; ornate headstones and stunning celestial sculptures constitute an arresting array of morbid monuments.
A Cultural Centre
Garching’s Town Hall is magnificently modern structure of sharp edges and glittering windows; the building is also used as cultural centre and hosts ever-changing exhibitions that focus on the rich cultural diversity of the region.
Those seeking the dramatic delight of the theatre will be overjoyed to discover Garching’s small yet intimate Theater im Romerhof, an elegant vessel from which sophisticated and stylish performances are regularly delivered.
An American Appetite
Take a bite of the figurative Big Apple with a visit to Farmer’s Café and Steakhouse, an American inspired eatery that serves hearty portions with typical United States flair. A vibrant interior combines Mediterranean elegance with bistro informality, and the culinary specialities lie in the steaks; whether you prefer a steak cooked rare or well done, the Steakhouse is guaranteed to cook tender meat to perfection. (Schleißheimer Str. 22, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany)