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» A Day in Marktl

A day for the whole family
In the footsteps of Pope Benedict
Set out in the footsteps of Pope Benedict and, with your family, discover Marktl am Inn, the birthplace of the Holy Father.
Coming from the Inn resp. Benedict bike path, you will pedal through and along exciting and relaxing natural areas like the old Post Road or the adjacent nature reserve with Dachlwand, before you arrive in Marktl in the morning. Directly at the marketplace, vis a vis the birthplace of the Holy Father, you can meet other cyclists and walkers for a little breather in the Cafe at the Rathaus.
Fortified, you are now ready to learn about the early years of Pope Benedict XVI. In the birthplace of the pope you can experience a profound contemplation of life as a gift, rooted in family and faith. With a "children's guide", a museum booklet focused on children, the little ones can independently draw conclusions about the early years of the Pope. Special topics and children's tours by appointment, as well as lingering by the Holy Father's baptismal font in the parish church of St Oswald, provide testimony on the first steps of the pope's life and invite you and your family to engage yourselves with the question of 'Where do I come from.

Duration of the Review: ca. 1.5 hrs
Admission Price in the Place of Birth:
3.50 Euro per Adult
Children under 12 years of age free
Family card 7 Euro

Marktler Bathing Lake and Rambling Route to Leonberg
Setting off from the marketplace, you can now discover our local natural treasures as the mood takes you. Our bathing lake is located approx. 1.5 kilometers away from the marketplace and has a total length of approximately 1.2 kilometers. In the summer this natural lake heats up quickly and is, with a separate children's area and playground, well suited  for families.
You can continue pedalling and, after about 1 km in the direction of Perach, will come to a marked rambling trail to Leonberg. Now you continue on foot. After crossing a stream, you start climbing. A further 30 minutes or so of walking brings you to the viewing plateau above the Inn Valley. On clear days you can enjoy a view of the Alpine chain from the Dachstein area to the Allgäuer Alps. The trail then takes you past the "Bear Cave" and on to the Leonberger church. It is dedicated to St. Sebastian, the patron saint of plague victims, and was the former chapel of the Leonberg Counts.
Another 10 minutes and you will reach the Leonberg Biergarten. Here you can end your day with us in Marktl with a hearty snack.

Excursion tips:

Chiemsee and its islands
Regensburg – Experience world Cultural Heritage with all senses
Traunstein – Heart of the Chiemgau and the "Fathertown" of Pope Benedict XVI.