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Burghausen - Tittmoning in Chiemgau

How about a trip to Burghausen via Tittmonig, Tittmoning Castle, the Marienberg pilgrimage church and the Raitenhaslach monastery!

From the hotel parking lot, turn right on the main street. At the end of Seebruck, follow the signs in the direction of Truchtlaching to Altenmarkt. Continue in the direction of Trostberg on the bypass at the end of Trostberg, turn off to Heiligkreuz. You reach Tittmoning via Freutsmoos.

Tittmoning Castle

Tittmoning Castle was built in 1234 by Archbishop Eberhard II as a border fortification against Bavaria. Rebuilt into a hunting lodge at the beginning of the 17th century, it served as the summer residence of the Salzburg prince archbishops. In 1816 the castle came to Bavaria together with the Rupertiwinkel. Today it houses the home of the Rupertiwinkel in 25 historical rooms, with an extraordinarily rich collection of grave crosses, earthenware, exhibits from folklore and culture, handicrafts and ceramics. You can also visit the largest collection of shooting targets in Bavaria from 1600 to 1930.

The castle courtyard and the adjacent Ponlachgraben are also very nice for hiking in winter. If the trip to the Middle Ages is enough for you, then take a few steps down to the old town and take a leisurely stroll through town. Maybe you will find something that will make this excursion unforgettable for you ...

... continue to Burghausen Castle

With a length of 1043 m, Burghausen Castle is the longest castle in Europe and the symbol of the city, which dates back to the Middle Ages. The castle is divided into six different courtyards with very different landmarks. You can visit the city museum, the Georgstor, the fountain house with the clock tower or the photo museum. If the trip to the Middle Ages is enough for you, then take a few steps down to the old town and take a leisurely stroll through town. Perhaps you will find something that will make this excursion unforgettable for you ... The castle grounds are freely accessible all year round.


On the way to the Raitenhaslach district, the colorful, two-tower pilgrimage church of St. Maria Himmelfahrt in Marienberg, also called "the pearl of the Salzach Valley", greets you from a hill high above the river far into the country. It is considered one of the most beautiful rococo churches in Bavaria. The fact that this ecclesiastical piece of jewelery is consecrated to Mary becomes clear when you climb the 53 steps. The first three symbolize faith, hope and love, the following 50 the rosary prayer.

The people of Burghausen believe that this staircase served King Ludwig I as a model for the steps to the Walhalla - a not historically proven, but possible view, especially since the king came into contact with the church. It is doubtful whether "the pearl of the Salzachtel" could still be admired today, had it not been for the controversial Raitenhaslach farmers. The Burghausen district judge, Count von Armannsberg, ordered the church to be demolished because of the risk of collapse.

He had made the calculation without the Raitenhaslacher who fought for their parish church. 14 of them were even imprisoned as "resistance fighters". In their battle, which was ultimately successful, the Raitenhaslacher had an ally: that very King Ludwig I, who - still crown prince - saved this late rococo gem.


The 800 year old monastery church Raitenhaslach is well worth a visit. Built on a Romanesque core, the grandiose baroque room with its rococo furnishings leaves an overwhelming overall impression. In 1146 the Cistercians moved to "Ratinhaselach", which was first mentioned in a document in 788, and began building the monastery church. The cathedral burned down in the middle of the 13th century, but the main walls of the church were preserved. It was rebuilt in 1585 by Abbot Stossberger. In 1982 the five-year total restoration of the monastery church began, which now shines in a new splendor, more beautiful than ever.

The famous pilgrimage site Altötting!

- The heart of Bavaria and one of the hearts of Europe -: This is what Pope Benedict XVI calls. the pilgrimage site Altötting. Indeed: the city has been the spiritual center of Bavaria for more than 1250 years, and Germany's most important Marian pilgrimage site for more than 500 years. In addition, Altötting is one of the - Shrines of Europe -, the six most important Marian pilgrimage sites in Europe.
The goal of the more than 1 million pilgrims and visitors each year is the “Black Mother of God” in the octagon of the Chapel of Mercy. Inside, opposite the splendidly decorated altar niche with the Gothic miraculous image, it holds the hearts of the Bavarian dukes, kings and electors in artfully decorated silver urns. A second important pilgrimage destination is the Capuchin Church of St. Konrad with the reliquary of the porter brother Konrad von Parzham, who was canonized more than 75 years ago.

Parking: Underground car park Kapellplatz: Popengasse 1 / Dultplatz:
Traunsteiner Strasse 1g / Kolbergstrasse. | 84503 Altoetting
Further information: Pilgrimage and Tourist Office, Kapellplatz 2 a, 84503 Altötting, phone 08671-5062 19, homepage:

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