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Wasserburg Overview

Wasserburg am Inn is a town in the district Rosenheim (Rosenheim vacation rentals | Rosenheim travel guide) in Upper Bavaria, Germany. The historic centre is a peninsula, formed by the meandering Inn River. A lot of buildings survived from medieval times giving the city a unique air.

Wasserburg am Inn, with its scenic location is a special feature: The Old City is picturesquely located on one of the Inn almost completely (about 7 / 8) wrapped around peninsula, with only a narrow tongue of land is accessible. From facing up to 70 meters high steep banks, the so-called Innleiten, overlooks the entire Old City with their back to the Middle Ages reaching buildings. Some districts are only designated as hamlets, but no official after the Bavarian hamlets community directory. This includes the two most populous city and villages of Burgau, and burger box.

Things to See in Wasserburg

First imaginary museum, see the sights at Heilig-Geist-Spital

Heimatmuseum (Herrengasse 13): art and cultural and historical exhibits from the Gothic to the 19th Century (folk art, furniture, religious art)

Wegmacher Museum in the road (Herderstraße 5): Historical Development of the road and the road maintenance

Brucktor (This led the former road salt in the Old Town, rebuilt several times, the wall painting at the Innfront is from 1568)

Marketplace with new and old toll house, City Hall and Market Church.

Church of St. Michael

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More about the History of Wasserburg

The town was first mentioned in a document (now considered to be a fake) in 1137, when Hallgraf Engelbert moved his residence from the nearby castle Limburg to his "Wasserburg" (Water Castle). It is one of the most historic towns of Old Bavaria – somewhat older than Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide), continually fought over by the Bavarian nobility and, up to the 16th century, on an equal footing with larger cities. The privileges afforded by this enabled the salt trade to flourish right into the 19th century. At the junction of the main overland route with the main water route, Wasserburg became the most important trade centre with the Balkans, Austria and Italy, a means of attaining power and wealth for the shipping owners and merchants. In the early days, Wasserburg was an important hub in the salt trade. Its bridge was the only possibility to cross the river Inn for 30km in both directions. On its shore the salt, mined in Berchtesgaden (Berchtesgaden vacation rentals | Berchtesgaden travel guide) or produced in the Saline (saltern) at Bad Reichenhall (Bad Reichenhall vacation rentals | Bad Reichenhall travel guide) and shipped from there by cart, could be loaded on ships travelling on the Inn River. Up to the 17th century Wasserburg was used as the port of the capital Munich. Up until 1972, when it was merged with the district Rosenheim (Rosenheim vacation rentals | Rosenheim travel guide), Wasserburg was a district capital on its own.

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Wasserburg am Inn is a town in the district Rosenheim in Upper Bavaria, Germany. The historic centre is a peninsula, formed by the meandering Inn River. A lot of buildings survived from medieval times giving the city a unique air.

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