Eching near Munich
Portrait & leisure ideas


Only a stone's throw from Munich and the airport, close to the Autobahn and with suburban train connection, yet quietly located and surrounded by nature - this is the charming municipality of Eching. In Eching you can do sports to your heart's content and gourmets will find a wide range of culinary offerings. The area also has a lot to offer culturally, but that is by no means all.

© Gemeinde Eching

Pack your swimsuit!

In search for a place to cool off, the approximately 14,000 residents of Eching have a choice, as Lake Eching and Lake Hollern are both within walking distance.
Besides its bathing lakes, Eching is known for its numerous nature reserves: Garchinger Heide, Echinger Lohe, Mallertshofer Holz mit Heiden or the Isarauen - all reachable on foot or by bike in a few minutes.


The community center of Eching offers a packed cultural program throughout the year - from concerts and readings to cabaret. There is something for everyone.

In the village center there is also a minor sight. The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Andrew dates back to a Romanesque church building from the 12th century and is dedicated to St. Andrew the Apostle.

Work and shopping

Eching provides more than 6,000 jobs in a wide variety of industries. The proximity to the Technical University of Munich Garching gives local companies direct access to highly qualified employees in the technical and scientific fields.

In particular, Eching is known for its furniture retail. Mömax, POCO, Möbel Roller, KARE, Maisons du Monde, various specialty kitchen outlets and, of course, IKEA. In 1974, as the Swedish company started to expand to Germany, the choice of the first location fell on - exactly - Eching. So if you still need decorations or other utensils, you can go shopping in Eching to your heart's content.

Eching Freizeit

Leisure ideas

Eching and the region offer a very high quality of life and a wealth of leisure opportunities and sights. Discover a few of our personal highlights - all reachable within a 30 minutes' drive from Boardinghaus Eching.

Mallertshofer Holz Heidepfad
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Take a hike on the heath trail

The “heath trail” connects the nature reserves Echinger Lohe, Garchinger Heide and Mallertshofer Holz and features information panels about the flora and fauna as well as the cultural and landscape history. Put on your hiking boots and start the approximately 4-hour round trip directly from Boardinghaus Eching.

Lake Eching & Lake Hollern

From Boardinghaus Eching you can reach not only one, but 2 bathing lakes in less than 15 minutes by foot. Both feature crystal-clear water, extensive sunbathing lawns, beach volleyball court and barbecue areas. There is also a kiosk offering drinks and snacks!

Kiosk Hecht & Sonne am Hollerner See
Kiosk Hecht & Sonne am Hollerner See
Restaurant Akram's

Restaurant Akram's

Directly adjacent to Boardinghouse Eching you will find probably one of the most extraordinary restaurants in the region - "akram's", which is visible from afar at night. The restaurant is characterized not only by its excellent Euro-Asian cuisine, but also by its special ambience.

Brass Wiesn Festival

Once a year, thousands of brass music fans embark on a journey to the 4-day Brass Wiesn Festival at the Eching recreational area. A giant party for young and old and a great opportunity to get a taste of the Bavarian way of life.

Brass Wiesn Eching bei Nacht
© Veranstalter
Schlossanlage Schleißheim

Schleißheim palace & Flugwerft

The extensive palace complex in the neighboring town of Oberschleißheim is easily accessible by bike and invites you to sightsee and stroll around. Afterwards, a visit to the aviation museum Flugwerft Schleißheim, a branch of the famous Deutsches Museum, is worthwhile.

ESO Supernova Planetarium

By bike you can also easily reach the Planetarium & Visitor Center "ESO Supernova" at the headquarters of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching. Here you can immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the universe with all your senses.

ESO Supernova Planetarium
ESO/P. Horálek
Allianz Arena bei Nacht
Foto von Jonathan Pinto auf Unsplash

Allianz Arena

See a FC Bayern Munich game live, book a guided tour of the arena, or immerse yourself in the club's long history at Germany's largest club museum.

Weihenstephan Hill

The Weihenstephan Hill in Freising is home to the world's oldest brewery still in operation, the Weihenstephan Science Center, and the well-known gardens of the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences. 

Brauerei Weihenstephaner
© Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Mariabrunn Wallfahrtskirche
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Pilgrimage to Mariabrunn

A great destination for a short bike tour is the idyllically situated pilgrimage site of Mariabrunn. Cure all your ailments with a sip from the healing spring and then enjoy a cool beer under the chestnut trees in the beer garden next door.

Therme Erding

With 35 saunas, 28 slides, 40 pools and a huge outdoor area, Therme Erding is the largest thermal spa in the world. Perfect for warming up on cold winter days.
Tip: The spa is very busy on weekends and holidays. If possible, visit during the week!

Therme Erding
© Therme Erding
Nymphenburger Schloss München

Nymphenburg Palace

You can find several palaces in the region around Eching, but the Nymphenburg Palace complex in Munich is one of our favorites. Alongside the numerous other sights of Munich, it is a highlight of any sightseeing tour.

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