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Take a city trip to Freising, a university and cathedral town rich in tradition and situated just 30km north of Munich on the River Isar.

It is the well conserved old town in the centre of Freising that will impress you above all else. The resplendent town houses and historic buildings give visitors on a trip to Freising a taste of how the 1,300-year-old town looked in the Early Middle Ages. A short trip to the Municipal Museum, which is housed in part of the old episcopal university, is an absolute must for history buffs. In the exhibition rooms, which were completed in 2007, the rich history of the cathedral town is explained in an exciting way. A visit to the twice-weekly market at Marienplatz also comes highly recommended during a mini-break in Freising. On offer here are regional products and flowers as well as fruit and vegetables. This gives you the chance during your city trip to experience a little bit of authentic life in the Bavarian town of Freising.

The St. Mary and Corbinian Cathedral is usually shortened to Mariendom (St. Mary's Cathedral) by the locals. It is the co-cathedral of the archdiocese of Freising and Munich. In the year 715 the precursory church was planted on the hill in the middle of the town centre. For visitors to the church during a city trip to Freising, the cathedral tour is of particular interest, as it explains in detail the highlights of the church, the famous frescoes and the Romanesque crypt with its Bestiensäulen (pillar of beasts) sculpture. It is also possible to visit the Renaissance courtyard and the royal corridor on an extended tour.

The Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan (Weihenstephan Bavarian State Brewery) is perched on top of Weihenstephan hill and ranks amongst some of the oldest breweries in the world. Beer was first produced here in 1040. The brewery is located in the buildings of the former Weihenstephan monastery in the Weihenstephan district. On a tour you can wander through the brewery and take a look behind the scenes of beer brewing. The tour starts in the brewery’s museum and proceeds to show you the secrets of the art of Bavarian brewing. At the end you can do a tasting to try the traditional beer for yourself.

The Weihenstephan Gardens are also located atop Weihenstephan hill. The former monastery gardens are laid out like a park and are worth a visit at any time of year to see the plants in the different seasons. Visit the centuries-old trees and the trial garden (Sichtungsgarten) with a variety of elaborate shrubs and flower beds. Tours are also available here; these are an excellent way to experience the gardens from another perspective.

Top hotels in Freising

Novotel München Airport
Novotel München Airport
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$121 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Freising Cathedral, Weihenstephaner Perennial Gardens and Weihenstephan Brewery. Schlittenberg ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,175 reviews)
Good for a trip when you need to change flights

"Very good, 5mins from the airport with the suttle bus"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul,2020

Novotel München Airport
Mercure Hotel München Freising Airport
Mercure Hotel München Freising Airport
4 out of 5
Dr.-Von-Daller-Str. 1-3, Freising, BY
The price is SG$106 per night from 6 Nov to 7 Nov

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Freising Cathedral and Weihenstephaner Perennial Gardens. Weihenstephan Brewery and Erding Thermal ...

4/5Very Good! (299 reviews)
Very nice, but .....

"Reception staff are generally unhelpful and unfriendly. Despite low occupancy we had to wait for a check-in although German visitors went straight to their rooms. Incorrect airport shuttle booking time from reception meant a rushed departure. The hotel is very comfortable, well located and clean. ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan,2020

Mercure Hotel München Freising Airport
Munich Airport Marriott Hotel
Munich Airport Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Alois-Steinecker-Str. 20, Freising, BY
The price is SG$116 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Freising Cathedral and Weihenstephaner Perennial Gardens. Weihenstephan Brewery and Erdinger ...

4.1/5Very Good! (643 reviews)

"Excellent stay! The hotel was very proactive and helping me during the coronavirus time"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul,2020

Munich Airport Marriott Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Freising

Citadines Arnulfpark Munich
Citadines Arnulfpark Munich
4 out of 5
The price is SG$113 per night from 12 Nov to 13 Nov

Located in Munich City Centre, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Marienplatz, Viktualienmarkt and Residenz. Hofbrauhaus and Nymphenburg Palace are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,471 reviews)

"clean, friendly and near the city. price very attractive"…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug,2020

Citadines Arnulfpark Munich
centerroom Muenchen City
centerroom Muenchen City
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$103 per night from 6 Nov to 7 Nov

Located in Milbertshofen - Am Hart, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of BMW World, Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium. Olympia Shopping Mall and English ...

3.7/5Good! (101 reviews)

"Hi your communication very nice and good Due to COVID-19 I am change and extended my schedule Thanks for all services Regards Munir"…"

Reviewed on 14 Apr,2020

centerroom Muenchen City
THE FLAG München M.
THE FLAG München M.
3 out of 5
The price is SG$107 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Moosach, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Olympia Shopping Mall, Olympic Park and BMW World. Olympic Stadium and Olympiahalle are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (215 reviews)

"Very good hotel with free parking. Close to the metro station. Very convenient and clean. Great breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jun,2020

THE FLAG München M.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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7 Jun 2019

Lovely delightful town, commuting distance to Munich on the regional train service. There are plenty of places to eat or stop for a coffee. Lovely gardens at the university and really nice polite people.

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5 Jun 2019

The Area was just used as a base for travel through Munich Germany, Nothing there except car parks

3/5 - Okay

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16 May 2019

Arrived late so didn't get to explore the place properly

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