Has anyone stayed in this town? Location is great, near airport not far from Munich but I would like to know what's it's like. Shops, restaurants, atmosphere. Any info would help. Thanks.
I think the correct spelling is Hallbergmoos. There is a Hallbergmoos near Munich and you can find out some things about it on the website, www.hallbergmoos.de. It can be switched to English. Unfortunately, the Restaurant and Hotel section in English is empty at the moment, but you can see a list of places, with website links, on the German side.
Thanks, I checked out this site and the town is not what I wanted. I'm really looking for a small old town feel but convienent to trasportaion, airport and train. I guess I'll keep looking.
Hi Karen, We stayed twice at the Moevenpick in Hallbergmoos by the Munich airport. Nice hotel but it's in an office park like setting. We loved staying at the Best Western Park Hotel in Erding though. Erding has a charming old town and the Park Hotel is just a few minutes walk into the old town center. Erding is about 15 to 20 minutes from Munich airport.
Freising is one of the oldest towns in the area. It was a religious and economic center before Munich was founded. In fact, the Duke of Bavaria destroyed its bridge over the Isar River to shift the salt route to a river crossing in a farmer's field that became Munich. http://www.freising.de/
I would also suggest Freising, home of Weihenstephen, world's oldest brewery and 20 min by bus from the airport. The train station services the S-1 line into Munich and trains to Landshut and Regensburg in the other direction.
Thanks for all of the info. I've checked out all of the towns mentioned. Freising and Erding are both good locations. Not sure which one to choose. We're in our late 50's, Freising seems to be a university city. Does the non stop train to Munich start in Freising and Erding?
Freising is on a major rail line that goes north to Landshut, Regensburg, and Nürnberg, et al. About half the trains going south through Freising are regional trains that go non-stop from there to Munich Hbf. The other half are S-Bahn, which make frequent stops into Munich and take longer. Erding is on an S-Bahn line. There are only S-Bahn from there and they make a lot of stops. You can get off in Markt Schwaben and take a regional train from there into Munich Hbf. Those trains stop at Munich Ost (East).
Thanks Lee. Landshut and Freising seem to be good choices. We wanted to see Munich also. We arrive in the morning and are staying the next full day also. We are flying back to Munich from Milan our last day and will be arriving there around noon. We originally were going to stay in the city of Munich but I'm concerned about getting to and from the airport so many times. I just can't seem to come up with the perfect plan.
Freising is a church town. The current Pope was ordained there. One principal sight is the Domberg (cathedral on the hill) with a beautiful chapel and a decent museum of religious art. The other major sight is Weihenstephan brewery, already mentioned, which is also a beer brewing school. I best liked that several small waterways pass through the town, which are pleasant to walk beside. As Lee mentioned, there is a dedicated shuttle bus between the Freising train station and the airport, about 3 euros per person. I also once took a taxi from the Freising train station to the airport - about 15 minutes & 30 euros.
How about Grünwald? It's a suburb of Munich, just south of the city, with S-Bahn transit straight into the Hauptbahnhof. We stayed at a fantastic place there this summer named Hotel Alter Wirt. It is a very old (but totally renovated) old German gasthof that is now completely "green". The breakfast was miles above anything else - fresh organic farm eggs you could boil yourself, organic yogurt, fresh and dried fruits, assorted granolas, plus the best breads, meats and cheeses we had all summer. The rooms were very Norwegian (blond wood), all-natural cleaning products, hypoallergenic this and that. I wished we could have stayed much longer. And drive 7 km further south to Strasslach to eat at the Gasthof zum Wildpark, preferably in the beer garden. You won't regret one bite.
I could have suggested places, like Grünwald, but they are all south of Munich. The OP asked for places near the airport.
Thanks to everyone! This is what I think will work for us. Fly into Munich and stay 2 nights in Freising. 1st day, tour around Freising and the 2nd day, take the fast train to Munich and spend the whole day there. We will be flying out of Munich the morning of our 3rd day and returning the last day of our trip around noon time. I was thinking about staying in Hallbergmoos the last day because of the convienence to the airport. Is there anything to see in Hallbergmoos or would we be better off taking a short trip to Erding or another town?
We stay in Moosburg when we need to be near the airport. Smallish nice town with S bahn links to Munich. Great choice of hotels and restaurants.
Since Freising has come up a few times in this thread I'll ask here for some specific info...I will be staying at the NH Muenchen Airport Hotel in Schwaig and going over to Freising for our first meal in Germany, got some restaurant ideas already, not sure about all this pig knuckle thing going on over there but it might be good...but- What am I looking for in the way of liquor stores and supermarkets like in the States? I want to stock up on bottled water and liquor and stuff to munch on...what are a few of the names of these kinds of stores in Freising? Thanks
If you are looking for somewhere else to visit in the area, Lee already mentioned Landshut. It is a very attractive small town. Here are our pictures from last December. http://mcchelsea.smugmug.com/Christmas-Markets-2009/Landshut-2009/10635634_dWi8u Here are pictures from Freising in the early spring 2006. http://mcchelsea.smugmug.com/Travel/Freising-April-06/1402301_FDufq
Gary, I can't thank you enough. These are the kind of pics I've been trying to find online. I'm sold on both Freising and Landshut and just about ready to nix Munich all together. I always said the next time we were to go back to Europe, I wanted to do more small towns and less big cities. What is your opinion on Munich?
If I had a week to spend, Munich would be my choice. If I had a day to spare, I think that you could get a better feel for a small town. Munich is great but I have had trouble getting into it in short visits. I know that other folks feel differently.
"2nd day, take the fast train to Munich". Fast trains in Germany are the express trains (ICE/IC/EC) but I don't see any stopping in Freising. No matter, they cost a lot more anyway. Freising is inside the outer zone of the MVV. All regional trains (RE/RB/S) are under the fare control of the MVV, so one fare is for either the regional trains or the S-Bahn. The S-Bahn makes more stops going into Munich, but it looks like with the timing, if it is the next train to leave Freising, it will get you to Munich Hbf first. So take the S-Bahn or a regional train, which ever comes first. Plus, if you want to go on to Marienplatz, the S-1 will go there. No need to change at the Hbf, as with the regional trains. Your best bet for the lowest fare is to buy a Gesamtnetz Partner Tageskarte, a day ticket for 2-5 persons for the entire network. It costs €18,80 (€19,60 after Dec 12). With it you can go into downtown, use all of the transport of the MVV (S-/U-Bahn, trams, buses) in Munich for the day, then go back to Freising that evening.