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Essing is a municipality in the district of Kelheim (Kelheim vacation rentals | Kelheim travel guide) in Bavaria in Germany. This town is ideally situated between rock and river in the Altmühltal and is over 1000 years old. Today it is a varied holiday region thanks to its many attractions. Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide), Nuremberg (Nuremberg vacation rentals | Nuremberg travel guide), Regensburg (Regensburg vacation rentals | Regensburg travel guide), the Bavarian Forest, Passau (Passau vacation rentals | Passau travel guide) and Ingolstadt (Ingolstadt vacation rentals | Ingolstadt travel guide) are all within a relatively short car ride away, making Essing a great gateway travel destination. Some of the sights include a Celts Wall, Randeck Castle, a flowstone cave, the Art Trail, a spectacular wooden bridge and Riedenburg (Riedenburg vacation rentals | Riedenburg travel guide) Kelheim, which can be reached by boat, bike or foot. The Danube Gorge and Monastery Weltenburg (Asam Church, beer garden) offer unique spectacles of nature.

Essing includes Altessing, Neuessing, Randeck in its gemarkung. The city is in the Planungsregion Regensburg.

Coming to Essing makes you feel like traveling back in time. This very small town with less than 1000 citizens in lower Bavaria is located in a valley and surrounded by steep mountains and rivers. Lovely half—timbered houses and blooming gardens everywhere complete this idyllic scene of old—fashioned Bavaria. Essing is a hidden place, where you have the chance to spend a peaceful vacation but also can be very active. The surrounding mountains are great for hiking, the rivers are very popular with fishermen and many sights and interesting bigger cities are only a car ride away.

Things to see in Essing:

The probably most significant sight in Essing itself is Caste Randeck on a hill just outside the town. This castle was built in the 11th and 12th century and owned by several noble families, kings, robber—knights and convents over time. Unfortunately most of the castle is in ruins today but there is still very much to see and it is even possible to rent this place to have a one—of—a—kind wedding in these medieval surroundings.

Another highlight just outside Essing is the so—called Tatzelwurm, which is a pretty impressive waved wooden bridge and, with a lengths of more than 600 feet, also the longest one in Europe.

Another must—see is the flowstone cave Schulerloch close to Essing. This ancient cave was already used by the Neanderthals as a shelter against cold winters and is an amazing tourist attraction today. The flowstone cave is in such a good condition that is open to visitors almost all year round and special events, like concerts and candlelight dinners, are held here. For more information on this spectacular place, please visit www.schulerloch.de.

The Prunn Castle is one of the best-preserved castles in in Bavaria and is perched on a rocky cliff 70m above the valley. Walks through the countryside provide an idyllic backdrop while you get some exercise and admire the beauty of nature. You have the option of taking the trail along the Celtic Wall all the way down to the monastery and the beautiful Asamkirche or to Liberty Hall, built by King Ludwig I (1842-1863) in memory of the Napoleonic wars and the liberation of Bavaria. A gorge hike is an experience and the climbing rocks in Prunn are very popular with climbers of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

If you are traveling here during the warmer seasons, don't forget that there are more than 38 cycling trails that circle around the Altmühl and the Danube. For tired cyclists there is also boat transportation and a bicycle bus, which will take you back to your starting point. Continuing with a healthy theme, there are several thermal baths in the area, which are known far beyond Bavaria. The effectiveness of sulfuric water has been recognized as treatment for joint pain and rheumatism since the years of the Romans, who actually used to seek treatment at these very same baths.

Dining out in Essing;

Despite being a very small town, Essing has as many as five restaurants — Gasthof Ehrl, Brauerei—Gashof Schneider, Gasthof Felsenwastlwirt, Ritterschänke Sturm and Hotel Essinger Hof — where you can enjoy typical Bavarian food and tasty beer for little money. There is also a bakery in town, which sells wonderful cakes to go along with your afternoon coffee.

Related keywords: Bayern (Bavaria), Bavarian Forest, Naturpark Altmühltal, Donau, München (Munich), Regensburg

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More about the History of Essing

Essing was first mentioned in 976. Castle Randeck was built around 1000 and is one of the oldest castles in Bavaria.

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Essing is a municipality in the district of Kelheim in Bavaria in Germany. This town is ideally situated between rock and river in the Altmühltal and is over 1000 years old. Today it is a varied holiday region thanks to its many attractions. Munich, Nuremberg, Regensburg, the Bavarian Forest, Passau and Ingolstadt are all within a relatively short car ride away, making Essing a great gateway travel destination. Some of the sights include a Celts Wall, Randeck Castle, a flowstone cave, the Art Trail, a spectacular wooden bridge and Riedenburg Kelheim, which can be reached by boat, bike or foot. The Danube Gorge and Monastery Weltenburg (Asam Church, beer garden) offer unique spectacles of nature.

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