Situated on the left bank of the River Isar to the north of Munich, Freising was made the seat of the bishopric as long ago ... More
Situated on the left bank of the River Isar to the north of Munich, Freising was made the seat of the bishopric as long ago as 739. The Romanesque cathedral of St. Maria and St. Korbinian was built between 1160-1205 and decorated at the beginning of the 18th century by the Asam brothers in Baroque style with stucco and paintings. Another interesting feature is the surviving Romanesque crypt and the picture at the high altar by Peter Paul Rubens, Die apokalyptische Frau (the Apocalyptic Woman) - the original can be seen in the Alte Pinakothek . Freising is not only known in religious circles. It is also famous as home of the oldest brewery in the world, the Bräustüberl Weihenstephan . The Benedictine monastery was granted a licence to brew and sell alcohol in 1040.
I visited Freising while I was backpacking through Europe this past Summer. I can honestly say this small town was my favorite place in all of Germany. There's a lot of walking up and down hills, but there is this delicious ice cream shop in the center of town. It was woreth all the walking!
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