ErdingUpper Bavaria, Germany. Although the city is home to the world's biggest brewery for wheat beers, Europe's biggest spa, and Munich Airport is only 10 min away, the city has kept most of its small town charm and historical center.
By planeErding is well connected by plane through Munich Airport, which is located 10 km (6 mi) north of the city. The airport is the second busiest in Germany and 7th in Europe, and offers a large number of flights to national, European, and intercontinental destinations. Bus 512 leaves the airport every 40 min and takes approx. 20 min to get to the center of Erding. The car drive to the airport takes approx. 10 min.
By trainThe city has two stations: Erding, close to the city center, and Altenerding in the south of the city, not far from the spa. Both stations are part of Munich's public transport system MVV and Erding station is the northern terminus of the suburban train (S-Bahn) line S2. The S2 serves the stations every 20 min and takes approx. 50 min to Munich Central Station.
By busErding can be reached by bus from most surrounding cities and towns, like Freising, Moosburg, and Markt Schwaben, and Munich Airport (Bus 512) within Munich's public transport system.
By carErding is very well connected to the rest of Germany by the autobahn network.
Coming from the north, east, and north-west use autobahn A 92 and take exit 9 "Erding" and follow the airport bypass street in southern direction until you reach Erding.
Arriving from Munich, the south, and south-east take autobahn A 94 and leave the autobahn at exit 9b "Markt Schwaben" and follow the airport bypass street in northern direction until you reach Erding.
Given the small size of the city, Erding is easily navigable on foot. The bike is also very popular among locals. Another viable option are the city buses.
phone: +49 8122 409421address: Franz-Brombach-Straße 1A special point of interest for every beer aficionado is vistit to the world's biggest wheat beer (Bavarian: Weißbier) brewery Erdinger Weißbräu. You can experience the brewing process with a little historical introduction to brewing and the brewery, the actual tour through the brewing facilities, the bottling plant, and the huge warehouse. After the tour you can try as many pretzels, white sausages, and as much Erdinger beer you like (included in the tour price). The tours are often completely booked during German holiday weeks, so try to book beforehand.
phone: +49 8122 408150address: Prielmayerstraße 1The museum centers around the history of the city of Erding. It was founded in 1856, which makes it one of the oldest city museums. The museum is subdivided in a section for prehistoric times, Middle Ages, the time of the German Reich, and modern history after 1950.
Schöner Turmaddress: Landshuter Straße 11The Schöner Turm (Beautiful Tower) marks the eastern end of the historic city center. It was built around 1408 in late Gothic style and is the last vivble part of the historic city wall. Like the rest of the town it was severely damaged in the Thirty Years' War, but rebuilt afterwards.
phone: +49 8122 5501000address: Thermenallee 1To relax in Europe's largest sauna & spa area is almost a must for every visitor to the region. The 16 different water slides keep the kids occupied while the parents are relaxing in the (mandatory nude) sauna & spa area.
address: Am StadionThe Erdinger Autumn Beer Fetsival is the third biggest beer festival in Upper Bavaria. It has 2 large beer halls and an amusement park. It takes place every year at the end of August / beginning of September.
Within the "Business Park North-West" in the west of the city you find a DIY warehouse, shoe stores, stores selling consumer electronics, and more clothing stores and supermarkets.
phone: +49 8122 559940address: Lange Zeile 27The Dostojewskij is a cozy restaurant at the northern end of Lange Zeile. The place is most popular for its opulent breakfast.
phone: +49 8122 9998010address: Friedrich-Fischer-Straße 6The plain interior of this restaurant in a historic building hasn't such a cozy feel as the "Erdinger Weißbräu" just around the corner, but is less overdrowded and loud. The restaurant focuses on traditional Bavarian dishes, with "Oxenbackerl" (cheek of the ox in red wine sauce) as the speciality of the house.
phone: +49 8122 2282522address: Haager Straße 15Friends of the Indian cuisine will get their money's woth here. Unimpressive from the outside, the interior of the restaurant is that of a typical Indian restaurant in Europe. The service personnel is fast and attentive, and tries to meet all the guests' wishes.
phone: +49 8122 5377address: Münchner Straße 56This restaurant is one of the best regarding traditional Bavarian dishes in Erding. In a cosy and private atmosphere, big portions of high quality food are served for a fair price. No credit cards accepted.
phone: +49 8122 880010address: Lange Zeile 1-3Typical Bavarian food in a rustic atmosphere. The menu is focused around local dishes, which are neatly arranged. Needless to say, that besides your standard juices and lemonades, the local Erdinger beer is served in this restaurant (the restaurant is in fact owned by the Erdinger brewing company). Reservations are recommended, as on weekend, evenings, and in summer the place fills up very quickly.
phone: +49 8122 9553518address: Johann-Auer-Straße 2This huge club with 3 areas (techno, black, Schlager) is located on the top level of Media Markt electronics store in Business Park North-West.
phone: +49 8122 8683130address: Lange Zeile 26This small airport and trade fair hotel with only 4 apparments is located in the center of town, close to restaurants and sights. Free parking is available. As the hotel has no maned reception, automated check-in is available 24/7. The rooms are spacious and modern and free wifi is available.
Wifi Hotspot at McDonald'saddress: Johann-Auer-Straße 1The McDonald's restaurant in Business Park North-West offers free wifi for its customers.
MunichBavaria's capital and biggest city Munich is only a short 50 min suburban train ride away. The city is Bavaria's cultural focal point with a vast number of museums, galleries, and other sights, and numerous shops and stores in every price range.
FreisingThis quaint university town with its cathedral and the famous Weihenstephaner brewery is just a 20 min car drive north of Erding.