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What would a visit to Burghausen be without exploring the world's longest castle complex or visiting the oldest Cistercian monastery in Old Bavaria? From a Salzach boat tour on a "Plätte" (an old salt trading vessel), to a lively evening in one of Burghausen's jazz bars – there is an extensive range of varied activities and team-building exercises you can integrate into your conference program.

In an effort to ensure that your stay is an all-round success for both you and your guests, we are happy to take care of organizing all the details of the side program on your behalf. Browse this page for some inspiration – we are happy to offer you a custom package based on your wishes.

This old ducal town on the Salzach is an open and international place. With 18,000 inhabitants, it's a pulsating cultural and economic hub in south-eastern Bavaria. Located at the heart of the "Bavarian Chemicals Triangle", Burghausen is also a strong center of industry.

The most striking landmark in town is undoubtedly the imposing medieval castle complex on a crest above the Salzach. At 1,051 meters in length, it's the world's longest castle. Burghausen's historical old town is also well worth a visit. Colorful gabled houses line the streets here, giving the town square the feel of an Italian piazza in summer. The long "In den Grüben" pedestrianized zone is home to cultural and event locations, as well as eateries and shops.

Modern Burghausen has also been synonymous with jazz for more than four decades. For one week in March, world-renowned jazz greats and their fans descend on the town as Burghausen plays host to the International Jazz Festival.

The TUM Science & Study Center Raitenhaslach is only a few kilometers outside of Burghausen. The former monastery is located high above the Salzach in the midst of a protected landscape area. This is the perfect starting point for long walks along the banks of the river, to Burghausen or the nearby Marienberg pilgrimage church.

Raitenhaslach is one of the best preserved late-baroque monasteries in Bavaria. As part of a guided tour through the prelate's wing, which today houses the TUM Science & Study Center, you can find out more about the eventful history of the one-time Cistercian monastery and its artistic treasures. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the former monastery church with its unique interior.

If you'd prefer to experience the impressive natural environment of the Salzach valley up close, there's no better way than on a Plätte boat trip from Tittmoning or Raitenhaslach to Burghausen. Peacefully glide across the water and enjoy spectacular views from a historical freight vessel. Cyclists can explore the region around Burghausen on the Inn Cycle Path and the Salt-trade Cycle Route, the Tauern Cycle Path and various circular cycle routes around the town.

Do you have a full day dedicated to leisure time in your conference program or fancy spending a couple of days unwinding after your event in Burghausen? Or perhaps you want to offer your international guests some sightseeing options? If so, there are plenty of worthwhile excursions in the nearby Salzburger Land, Rupertiwinkel and Chiemgau holiday regions. We are happy to help you organize your day trips.