Erding is a small city in Upper Bavaria, Germany. Although the city is home to the world's biggest brewery for wheat beers, Europe's biggest spa, and Munich Airport is only 10 min away, the city has kept most of its small town charm and historical center.


The official history of Erding starts in 742, although hints of first settlements go back as far as 2500 BC. The settlement was appointed a city in 1228 by Duke Louis I of Bavaria. During the Thirty Years' War Erding was burned to the ground by the Swedes thrice. The citizens were able to rebuild the city, though, with the help of the newly implemented tax on beer. During the last days of World War II, Erding was bombarded before surrendering to American troops without fighting back. After WWII the city kept growing continuously, and with the opening of Munich Airport, which is located just north of the city, went into a boom, that is still continuing to date.

Get in

By plane

Erding is well connected by plane through Munich Airport, which is located 10 km (6 mi) north of the city. The airport is the second busiest in Germany and 7th in Europe, and offers a large number of flights to national, European, and intercontinental destinations. Bus 512 leaves the airport every 40 min and takes approx. 20 min to get to the center of Erding. The car drive to the airport takes approx. 10 min.

By train

The city has two stations: Erding, close to the city center, and Altenerding in the south of the city, not far from the spa. Both stations are part of Munich's public transport system MVV and Erding station is the northern terminus of the suburban train (S-Bahn) line S2. The S2 serves the stations every 20 min and takes approx. 50 min to Munich Central Station.

By bus

Erding can be reached by bus from most surrounding cities and towns, like Freising, Moosburg, and Markt Schwaben, and Munich Airport (Bus 512) within Munich's public transport system.

By car

Erding is very well connected to the rest of Germany by the autobahn network.

Coming from the north, east, and north-west use autobahn A 92 and take exit 9 "Erding" and follow the airport bypass street in southern direction until you reach Erding.

Arriving from Munich, the south, and south-east take autobahn A 94 and leave the autobahn at exit 9b "Markt Schwaben" and follow the airport bypass street in northern direction until you reach Erding.

Get around

Given the small size of the city, Erding is easily navigable on foot. The bike is also very popular among locals. Another viable option are the city buses.




In the city center you find a number of clothing and shoe stores and drug stores. Spread around the city are shops for daily needs, such as butchers, bakeries, grocers, and smaller supermarkets.

Within the "Business Park North-West" in the west of the city you find a DIY warehouse, shoe stores, stores selling consumer electronics, and more clothing stores and supermarkets.



Erding's bar and pub scene mostly revolves around the city center at Lange Zeile. There are a few clubs and discos in Erding as well, though.



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