The quaint and quintessential town of Ismaning offers a charming insight into traditional German culture. Located near the magnificent metropolis of Munich, the town provides a suburban sojourn for the bustling and brazen atmosphere of cities. A picturesque river runs through the centre of the town, and is home to a selection of freshwater fish whose flavours are maximised in the refined restaurants on offer. Excellent museums and a plethora of historical buildings will ensure visitors enjoy a relaxing yet stimulating stay in this pretty place.
Irrefutably Ismaning’s most iconic landmark, the Ismaning Palace dates back to the 14th century and is steeped in intriguing history. A vibrant yellow façade exudes neo classical splendour and inside, opulent treasures glitter in the afternoon sunlight; manicured gardens and stunning sculptures surround the regal residence, of which as become a sophisticated symbol of the town’s cultural wealth.
Enjoying a picturesque position in the heart of the town’s castle gardens, the Kallman Museum is a remarkable contribution to German culture. Its home is based upon a classical orangery and houses a creatively curated collection of works by its eponymous painter. Contemporary collections are ever-changing and showcase the work of emerging artists of the region.
Enjoy a refreshing change from the ubiquitous Bavarian bistros with a visit to the refined yet rustic OSteria Malandra, an elegant eatery that specialises in gourmet Italian cuisine. A richly decorated interior provides a perfect setting in which to enjoy signature dishes such as chilli and king prawn linguine and fine bottles of wine. Ensure you conclude your culinary experience with one of the sweet and crisp crepes that rank highly on the desert menu. (Schloßstraße 17, 85737 Ismaning; Germany)