Church tower of Engelsberg
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A paradise for animals, plants and people

The environmental garden in Wiesmühl an der Alz gives an insight into the wonders and great biodiversity of the local nature. The one-hectare area was set up in 1997 on the initiative of the State Association for Bird Protection and is home to a large number of attractions that can be accessed via a circular route: dry biotopes and herb spirals, a teaching apiary and insect clay wall, a touch and feel path and the "Ecoboard" guessing game - all of that sensitizes children and interested people to the concerns of nature in a sustainable way.

From nature to craftsmanship

As a further attraction, the adjoining glass underwater world provides exciting insights into the habitat of carp, sturgeon, pike and Co. Not far from there is the floodplain nature trail. A visit to the art and flag embroidery workshop Jaeschke and Zwislsperger, which is in demand nationwide, shows that traditional handicrafts also play an important role in Engelsberg. Needlework has been cultivated there since 1978.

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Engelsberg local history

In the 9th century, the place was first mentioned in an exchange deed by Emperor Ludwig III. mentioned as "Engelsdiosdorp ad Beregum". In 1189/90, many citizens took part in the Third Crusade and made a name for themselves by returning the corpse of their leader - Margrave Rapoto I of Kraiburg. Out of gratitude, the place was given the title of a bailiwick. In 1420 there was severe destruction by marauding knights, in 1737 by a major fire caused by an unfortunate cannon shot at Easter. In 1919 the Tunzenburg was blown up. After the end of the Second World War with many victims, 750 people who had been displaced found a new home here and rebuilt the town. In 1986 Engelsberg regained its independence as a municipality.

Engelsberger personalities

Engelsberg was the last home of the Catholic auxiliary bishop Heinrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen from the noble Soden family (1920-2000). He received his priestly ordination in 1951 together with Michael Cardinal Faulhaber and Joseph Ratzinger, the former Pope Benedict XIV. Auxiliary Bishop von Soden made a name for himself as the harshest critic of the angelic work in the German episcopate. He is buried in Freising.

Engelberg in winter

In addition to the opportunity for curling, the up-and-coming town of Engelsberg, which is particularly popular with young families, offers numerous opportunities for great leisure activities thanks to its proximity to attractive winter sports areas.

Tips around Engelsberg

Weißbräuhaus Schwendl

From a wash tank brewer to a wheat beer institution - the good quality of Schwendl beers has been awarded twelve European Beer Stars in all three colors since 2008.

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Bräustüberl Baumburg

The rustic Bräustüberl, already supplied with its own beer in 1406, is beautifully situated at the gate of the former Augustinian Canons' Monastery in Baumburg. It's just as comfortable in the cozy guest room as it is in the adjoining courtyard.

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Klosterbrauerei Baumburg

The magnificent property of the Augustinian monastery is at the top of the Chiemgau. The monastery brewery is located above the Alz river.

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Experiencing energy: from power plants to places of power

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Contact details

Tourist-Information Engelsberg
Rathausplatz 1
84549 Engelsberg
+49 8634 620716