The city of Dachau lies at Munich’s doorstep and can look back on a 1,200-year old history. Today it is a cultural hotspot with many tourist attractions as much as a starting point for exploring the area’s beautiful landscape. Since the 19th century this has made Dachau home to many artists. In 1578 the house of Wittelsbach, one of Germany’s oldest aristocratic families, erected a summer residence on the hill overlooking the city, today surrounded by a
picturesque historic district and the castle’s fruit garden. On a clear day, from here visitors can see as far as Munich and the Alps.