Situated in south east Bavaria within close proximity to the Austrian border, Freilassing has a population of around 16,000 and is the largest suburb of the picturesque city of Salzburg. With a good selection of hotels, restaurants and bars, Freilassing is the ideal hub for those looking to spend time in the town’s neighbouring countryside and stunning Salzburg. Temperatures in Freilassing are generally comfortable throughout the year. Summers are typically warm and sunny, while snow and single figure temperatures are the commonplace during the winter months. The town does experience heavy rainfall though, with even the driest month (February) being prone to showers. With that in mind, packing your brolly and raincoat is highly recommended!
While Freilassing is a small municipality which is best seen on foot, most tourist attractions are situated in the surrounding area. A hatchback will cope with most kinds of her - a comfortable and spacious vehicle which cope well with both urban and country roads.
Driving in Freilassing
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Important things to note
Due to Freilassing’s status as a bicycle friendly town, drivers are advised pay attention to cyclists in the road, particularly during the summer months.
There are over 2,000 parking spaces available in Freilassing, all of which can be used free of charge.
If driving across the border into Austria, as long as you have an EU passport, you won’t have too much to worry about.
Highlights & Hotspots
The Freilassing Locomotive World is a railway museum which is home to part of the part of the railway collection belonging to the Deutsches Museum. Situated with an old locomotive shed owned by the German rail company Deutsche Bahn, the museum was opened to the public in 2006 and makes for the perfect place to spend a few hours on a rainy day.
A visit to Salzburg, Austria’s second largest city, is an absolute must when visiting Freilassing. Boasting quaint cobbled streets, baroque architecture and the River Salzach, the city was the birthplace of internationally renowned classical composer Wolfgang Mozart; a factor which significantly contributes to its popularity as a tourist hotspot.
Freilassing is also the ideal destination for those who enjoy keeping active. Visitors have the opportunity to go hiking in the Alps or partake in winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding in one of the surrounding ski resorts. The scenic Berchtesgadener Land is also but a stone’s throw from the town, with an abundance of cycle trails to be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.
Freilassing‚Äôs closest airport is Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart which is located a mere six miles northwest of the town centre.
The airport offers frequent flights to various European destinations such as the UK, France and Spain, along with a handful of locations in North Africa, including Tunisia and Marrakech. Those with access to their own vehicle can reach the airport via the A1 motorway.