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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

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Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

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"I'll be coming for the Christmas Markets in Munich and staying at the Marriott hotel. Is there a Christmas Market in Freising too? " (posted 11/14/2016)

Hello, www.altstadtchristkindlmarkt.de www.christkindlmarkt-bayern.de/christkindlmarkt-erding/ Regards Jörg Herrmann
Answer provided by Joerg Herrmann on 11/15/2016
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Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"We will be staying in Freising before a flight home. What is open and can be done on a Sunday in October?" (posted 06/07/2014)

Hi, If it happens to be the 13:10:14 then finds the Kirchweihdult place with many small stalls and shops are open for business. Whatever it is, the old town or a visit to the Cathedral Hill. Depending on weather conditions is also recommended for the forest trail. The downtown area offers also a lot of restaurants. I hope this helps them further. Best regards from sunny Bavaria Jörg Herrmann
Answer provided by Joerg Herrmann on 06/08/2014
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

"I understand that there was a Displaced Persons camp in Friesing in the 1940s. Can anyone tell me exactly WHERE it was located?" (posted 07/14/2014)

Hello, I've found the following addresses or addresses that might be able to help you with this question. A Jewish DP camp was located on the Capitain-Snow-Straße 10 in Freising see the following appendix. Many greetings from Erding, Renate Müller, Oberhaus-Erding. State Capital Munich Kreisverwaltungsreferat registry office Ruppertstr. 1 Munich Tel: 089/233-44344 Fax: 089/233-44320 Archives of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising Archives of the Archbishops of Munich and Freising Karmeliterstr. 1 80333 München Germany Freising - Jewish DP community Jewish DP Community Address | Address: Capitain-Snow-Straße 10 Chairman | Leader: Gil Eisenberg, Osiacz purchase townspeople, Abraham Szylit residents | Population: 52 March / March 1946 96 May / May 1946 179 September 1946 193 February / February 1947 240 August 1947 (with / incl Nandlstadt.) 234 January / January 1948 (with / incl Nandlstadt.) 148 March / March 1949 56 February / February 1951 Opened | Opened: 1946 Closed | Closed: 1951 Sport -/Fußballvereine | Sports Clubs / Soccer Clubs: Hakoach Freising cultural institutions | Cultural Institutions: Elementary School / Elementary School Religious Organizations | Religious Institutions: Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous: As of summer 1947, the DP community Nandlstadt of Freising was also managed. / From the summer of 1947 onwards, Freising which therefore responsible for managing the DP community in Nandlstadt. Captions | Captions: Image | image 1: View of the Capitain-Snow-Street (formerly Adolf Hitler Strasse): the Jewish administration was housed in the house with the number ten (second house from the left). / View of Capitain Snow St. (formerly St. Adolf Hitler): The Jewish administration was joused in number 10 (2nd building from the left). (Quelle / Source: Municipal Archives Freising, Photo Collection # 281) Image | image 2: - Corporate Information | Imprint According to § 5 TMG: Nuremberg Institute for research on National Socialism and Jewish history in the 20th century eV Postfach 211312 90121 Nuremberg Represented by Jim G. Tobias c / o Institute of Nuremberg Nazi research and Jewish history in the 20th century eV Contact: Phone: +49 (0) 911 519-37 37 E-mail: info@nurinst.org www. nurinst.org Register entry: Entry in the register. Register court: Amtsgericht Nürnberg Registration Number: 3467 Responsible for content according to § 55 paragraph 2 Interstate Broadcasting Agreement: Jim G. Tobias c / o Institute of Nuremberg Nazi research and Jewish history in the 20th century eV
Answer provided by Ulf Müller on 07/15/2014
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"We are arriving in Freising for one night and wanted to know what time the Oldest brewery closed." (posted 02/07/2015)

Hello, Brewery Tours are available only Mon-Wed at 10:00 clock and Tuesdays and 13.30 clock. The Bräustüberl Weihenstephan (Freising Weihenstephan Hill 10.85354, Tel: 08161/13004) but open daily from 10: 00-24: 00 clock. Regards Jörg Herrmann
Answer provided by Joerg Herrmann on 02/08/2015
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"Hello, My husband and I have a 5 1/2 hour layover in Munich airport. We would love to visit the brewery in Freising and we were wondering if 5 1/2 hours is enough time. If so, can you suggest the best transportation to take from Munich airport?" (posted 04/14/2015)

Hello, If the 5 1/2 hour of the net are staying, then you can go directly from the airport to Freising and visit the brewery there take the S-Bahn. Alternatively, very fast with a taxi to the brewery. I can not judge because these tours run at registration whether there is sufficient time for a tour there. http://us.weihenstephaner.com/en/age-check?redirect=Lw== Best regards from the town of Erding Erdinger Weissbier Jörg Herrmann
Answer provided by Joerg Herrmann on 04/16/2015
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Freising

  • Freising Cathedral
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    Freising Cathedral

    Freising Cathedral, also called Saint Mary and Corbinian Cathedral, is a romanesque basilica. It is the co-cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. The tomb of St. Corbinian, the patron saint of the bishopric, is located in the four-nave crypt ot the cathedral. In the centre of this crypt one of the most distinguished sculptures in Europe is located: the so called Bestiensäule (the column of beasts), carved out of stone in the high Middle Ages. The rococo decoration of the interior created in 1724 is a work of Cosmas Damian Asam and Egid Quirin Asam. After a fire had destroyed the old cathedral, the church was constructed from 1159 onwards and consecrated in 1250. St Mary's cathedral was the first brick structure to be built north of the Alps since ancient times.

    Hours: Daily 8am -12pm and 2pm - 5pm (6pm in summer).

  • Sichtungsgarten Weihenstephan Horticultural Garden
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    Sichtungsgarten Weihenstephan Horticultural Garden

    The Sichtungsgarten Weihenstephan is a horticultural garden maintained by the Research Institute for Horticulture of the Fachhochschule Weihenstephan. It is open daily except Sunday April - October; admission is free.

    The garden was founded in 1948 on the grounds of a nineteenth century villa. It now contains a large variety of perennial plants, and is primarily focused on education and training for students of horticulture, food technology, and landscape architecture.

  • Diocesan Museum (Dioezesanmuseum)
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    Diocesan Museum (Dioezesanmuseum)

    Housing around 20,000 works of religious art from medieval to modern times, Freising Diocesan Museum is among the world's largest religious museums. Stunning works by famous artists including Lucas Cranach, Ignaz Günther and Arnulf Rainer. Examples of the goldsmith’s art, liturgical textiles and icons tell of liturgy and folk customs. The collection documenting Bavarian piety is probably unique in its diversity and richness.

    Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.

    Admission: 4 € Adults, 2 € Concessions.

  • Bürgerturm (Citizens' Tower)

    Bürgerturm (Citizens' Tower)

    The Bürgerturm (Citizens' Tower) is the only visible remainder of the medieval city fortifications. It was probably built around 1350 as a watchtower and is still owned by the city of Freising. Its four floors house fascinating changing exhibitions on the theme of Freising – Then and Now.

    Hours: May - October every Saturday from 1pm - 5pm. November - April every 1st Saturday of the month from 1pm - 4pm. During the Advent season every Saturday from 1pm - 4pm with mulled wine.

  • Weihenstephan Brewery at the Weihenstephan Abbey

    Weihenstephan Brewery at the Weihenstephan Abbey

    The Weihenstephan Brewery can trace its roots at the abbey to the year 768, as a document from that year refers to a hop garden in the area paying a tithe to the monastery. A brewery was actually licensed by the City of Freising in 1040, and that is the founding date claimed by today's modern brewery. The brewery thus has a creditable claim to being the oldest working brewery in the world.

    Guided tours are available Mondays: 10 am, Tuesdays: 10 am and 1:30pm, and Wednesdays: 10 am. The tour price of 9 € includes beer tasting a pretzel, and a gift shop voucher.

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Travel Insider Tips for Freising

Freising Overview

Freising is a town in Bavaria, Germany, capital of the district Freising. Total population 48,500. The city is located north of Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) at the Isar river, near the Munich International Airport. Anyone starting or landing at Munich airport can see the city to the north with its two famous hills, the cathedral hill with the bishop's castle and the Freising cathedral and the Weihenstephan hill with the oldest brewery in the world.

Freising is one of the oldest settlements in Bavaria, gaining importance by becoming a major religious center in the early Middle Ages. It was and still is the center of an important diocese. Some important historical documents have been created from 900 to 1200 in its monastery:

  • Freising manuscripts written in Slovenian, being the first Roman-script continuous text in a Slavic language
  • Chronicle or history of the two cities by Otto of Freising

The above and other scripts from that time can be found in the Bayrische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian state library) in Munich today.

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Things to See in Freising

Freising cathedral

Sichtungsgarten Weihenstephan, a notable horticultural garden

Stadtpfarrkirche St. Georg

Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul


Europäisches Künstlerhaus in Schönleutnerhof

More about the History of Freising

Even though archaeological finds show that the area was settled in the Bronze Age, no proof has been found yet to suggest a continuous settlement until the 8th century Frigisinga. Saint Corbinian settled at a shrine that already existed at Freising in 724. He was the forerunner of the diocese of Freising, established after his death by Saint Boniface. According to his Vita by Bishop Arbeo he ordered a bear to carry his luggage over the Alps after it had killed his packhorse. The saddled bear is still the symbol of the city, displayed in the coat of arms, though the seat of the diocese was moved to Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) in 1821. Freising has remained the seat of diocese administration until today. 764-783 Bishop Arbeo founded a library and scriptorium at the abbey. The settlement started to become a religious center. The mortal remains of Pope Alexander I are said to have been transferred to Freising in 834.

In 996 Freising received city rights from Emperor Otto III. However, after the "(...) destruction of the episcopal bridge, custom houses, mint, and salt works near Oberföhring (Oberföhring vacation rentals | Oberföhring travel guide) by Duke Henry the Lion, who transferred the custom houses and bridge site to the upper part of Oberföhring, placing them in the village of Munich on the Isar" (Lins, Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913). In 1158, Freising started to lose its economic significance. In 1159 the romanesque cathedral was constructed (with a notable animal column in the crypt). In the secularization of 1803, the Roman Catholic Church lost most of its properties and authority over the city.

Freising is a town in Bavaria, Germany, capital of the district Freising. Total population 48,500. The city is located north of Munich at the Isar river, near the Munich International Airport. Anyone starting or landing at Munich airport can see the city to the north with its two famous hills, the cathedral hill with the bishop's castle and the Freising cathedral and the Weihenstephan hill with the oldest brewery in the world.

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