Radfahren-Natur-Stadt, Foto: Touristinfo Freising - Günter Standl Am Freisinger Marienpaltz , Foto: Peter von Felbert, Lizenz: Copyright Tourismus Oberbayern München Radfahren am Isardamm in Freising, Foto: Touristinfo Freising - Herbert Bungartz Stadtansicht Freising, Foto: Touristinfo Freising / G. Standl Domberg Türme, Foto: PR-Agentur Masell Spielplatz in der Luitpoldanlage, Foto: Frank Schwarz Freisinger Altstadt, Foto: Frank Schwarz Wasserlauf in Freising, Foto: Frank Schwarz Foto: Deutsche Bahn AG, Lizenz: Bartlomiej Banaszak Bei Radl-Ruhland, Foto: RADL-RUHLAND Dom-Krypta, Foto: Robert Kiderle Fotoagentur Naherholungsgebiet Stoibermühle, Foto: Frank Schwarz Skatepark auf der Luitpoldanlage, Foto: Stadt Freising
Bycicle tour

Cathedral treasures and bathing pleasures - from Freising to Stoibermühle

family friendly
swimming possibility
Culturally Important

Pack your swimming gear and off you go to the local recreation area! This cycle tour for the whole family takes you through the Isar floodplains to a cosy lake with a shallow shore, perfect for children.

3 h
15 km
Key facts of the tour
Once an excavation pit, now a bathing paradise: In summer, the local recreation area "Stoibermühle" just outside Freising is the ideal destination for families. A cosy lake with a shallow shore, lots of greenery all around and a beer garden with regional delicacies next door. It's hard to believe that excavators were digging and making noise here 30 years ago. Back then, gravel was excavated for the A92 motorway and the pit was then turned into a recreational area. There is no sign of the excavators today, and the faint sound of the nearby motorway can hardly be heard as you splash around happily.

The best way to discover the lake is on a bike tour from Freising. The highlight for families: the paths of the 15-kilometre circular tour are very safe and child-friendly, and there are many exciting corners to discover. It passes the Isar floodplains, for example, where you can refresh your feet. In the "Luitpoldanlage", a playground with a large slide tower beckons. And finally, discover one of the most impressive churches in Bavaria - Freising Cathedral - which will also amaze children.
A cycle tour for families, culture lovers and nature enthusiasts

Arrive relaxed and hire bikes from local hire companies. The capacity for taking bikes on the trains is limited and, depending on capacity utilisation, taking your own bike on board cannot be guaranteed.

Start and end station

Start station
Bahnhof Freising
5 tour steps
15 km / 3 Stunden
End station
Bahnhof Freising

Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.


Tour starts on Bahnhof Freising


DB bicycle service Freising station

There are 1,690 bicycle parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the station.

DB Fahrrad Service Station is the place to go for independent minor repairs to your bikes, which can be carried out free of charge. The station has air pumps for all common valve types as well as tools for small repairs.

If you need fresh and healthy refreshments for the tour, you can get them directly at Freising station at the "ZUGVOGEL". Vegetarian or vegan snacks can be ordered or selected directly from the vending machine.
(Prices between €3 and €7, mein-zugvogel.de)

With the DB Rad+ app, kilometres cycled in the participating cities can be collected and then exchanged for discounts or rewards with exclusive partners.


Foto: Deutsche Bahn AG, Lizenz: Bartlomiej Banaszak


If you are travelling without your own bike, you can hire one around 10 minutes' walk from the station. From the station square, follow Saarstraße and Johannisstraße and turn left into Vöttinger Straße.


The traditional bike shop with workshop also offers a large selection of hire bikes for the whole family as well as e-bikes. Daily prices for bicycles start at 10 euros, an e-bike costs 35 euros.

Please enquire about the daily availability of bikes and opening hours before travelling. Bikes can also be returned outside of business hours.

Vöttinger Str. 17

Phone: 08161 145878
Email Address: info@radl-ruhland.de
Monday: 08:00am - 12:30pm and 01:30pm - 06:30pm
Tuesday: 08:00am - 12:30pm and 01:30pm - 06:30pm
Thursday: 08:00am - 12:30pm and 01:30pm - 06:30pm
Friday: 08:00am - 12:30pm and 01:30pm - 06:30pm
Saturday: 09:00am - 01:00pm
Bei Radl-Ruhland, Foto: RADL-RUHLAND


Cycle back along Vöttinger Straße and turn slightly left into Obere Hauptstraße and then right into Bahnhofstraße. Turn left into Obere Domberggasse, where you park your bike and climb the steps to the Domberg.

St Mary's Cathedral Freising

It is considered a masterpiece of religious architecture: St Mary's Cathedral. As the landmark of Freising, it sits majestically on the summit of the Domberg. It is characterised by its two church towers, which can be seen from afar. There is evidence of a St Mary's Church on the Domberg as early as 700, which was elevated to the status of an episcopal church shortly afterwards.

The current building dates back to the late 12th century. Its Romanesque portal and the large hall crypt with the famous Bestiary Column are particularly impressive testimonies to this era. During the Baroque period, the cathedral underwent numerous changes in which famous artists were involved. For example, Peter Paul Rubens created the mighty high altarpiece, which is now housed in Munich. In 1723/24, the brothers Cosmas Damian and Egid Quirin Asam decorated the cathedral with magnificent stucco and frescoes to celebrate the diocese's thousandth anniversary. In 1821, the seat of the bishopric was moved from Freising to Munich. Today, Freising Cathedral is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. The cathedral is not a stand-alone building. To the east is the Gothic, later baroqueised cloister, which in turn is adjoined by the Benedictine church. The Baroque hall of the cathedral library is located above the south wing of the cloister. On the north side of the cathedral courtyard, the Gothic St John's Church invites you to visit.

Visitors can gain a wide range of insights into the history of the cathedral during guided tours organised by the cathedral church foundation. For classical music lovers, the annual organ concerts are among the cultural highlights.

Domberg 27

Phone: 08161 181-2186 / -2160 (Mo. - Fr. 8-12 Uhr)
Email Address: domkirchenstiftung@eomuc.de
Monday: 07:00am - 05:00pm
Tuesday: 07:00am - 05:00pm
Wednesday: 07:00am - 05:00pm
Friday: 07:00am - 05:00pm
Thursday: 02:00pm - 05:00pm
Saturday: 08:00am - 05:00pm
Sunday: 08:00am - 05:00pm
Dom-Krypta, Foto: Robert Kiderle Fotoagentur
Mariendom Freising, Foto: Frank Schwarz


Cycle back along Bahnhofstraße, turn left and keep straight on until you have crossed the Wörtermoosach and Moosach rivers. Now keep left and stay on Fürstendamm until you reach the railway subway on the right. Follow Parkstraße and then turn right onto Erdinger Straße to cross the Schleifenmosach and the Isar. On the other side of the Korbinian Bridge, you can take a detour to the Isar beach.

Back on Erdinger Straße, cycle to St Lantpert's Church and then turn left into Moosstraße. Then cycle through the subway under the B11 motorway and follow the road to Riegerau at the junction. Walk between fields up to the motorway bridge. At the end of the bridge, turn right and just before the bridge over the small stream, turn left into the car park for the bathing lake. Continue along the shore past the water station and toilet block until a gravel path branches off to the left. Follow the path to the southern shore of the lake past the bird sanctuary.

The northern and eastern shores are best suited for children's swimming. The water is a little steeper on the western shore and swimming is not permitted on the southern shore.

Stoibermühle recreation area

The Stoibermühle local recreation area is located in the eastern part of Freising. Gravel was extracted here for the construction of the A92 motorway and the Stoibermühle bathing lake recreation area in Freising was designated after construction was completed. The almost 20-hectare area has been open since 1994. The lake is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, barbecuing and walking. On the southern shore there is a plant protection belt, otherwise you have access to the water all around. Sunbathing lawns have been laid out for sun-seekers. The shore of the lake slopes gently down to the water and therefore offers ideal conditions for children to splash around. Next door, the "Stoibermühle" beer garden attracts visitors in the summer months with Bavarian and Asian dishes.

Beach parties are sometimes organised at weekends.

An der Stoibermühle 1

Naherholungsgebiet Stoibermühle, Foto: Frank Schwarz
Naherholungsgebiet Stoibermühle, Foto: Frank Schwarz


For the way back, circle the lake to the western shore. From there, turn right and then immediately left again and cross the A92 motorway in the direction of Marzlinger Weiher. Pass the pond and continue straight ahead over the Isar.

After the Isar bridge, turn left and cycle along the riverbank for a while, where there are cosy beach areas where you can splash around. Before you reach the basketball court of the "Luitpoldanlage" green area, turn right and you will come directly to a spacious playground that offers plenty of variety for the little ones.

Playground in the Luitpoldanlage

In the playground, a large slide tower with a tube slide and a huge climbing element are waiting to be conquered. A neighbouring football pitch, a skate park and a BMX trail invite older children to let off steam. The playground is beautifully shaded and quietly located between Moosach, Luitpoldanlage and allotment gardens. There is plenty of space around it for a family picnic under the trees.


Skatepark auf der Luitpoldanlage, Foto: Stadt Freising
Spielplatz in der Luitpoldanlage, Foto: Frank Schwarz

Tour ends on Bahnhof Freising


Continue along Parkstraße, cross the railway subway on the right until you reach Angerbadergasse via Dr.-von-Daller-Straße. Follow this road to the end, then turn left and immediately right again.

You are now back on Obere Hauptstraße, which you follow for a short distance. Turn left into Bahnhofstraße and return to the railway station.

Tour map


Bahnhof Freising


85354 Freising

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