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Even with its close proximity to Burghausen and Austria's Salzburg I was not able to take Elizabeth to Tittmoning during our first trips.
The quint little town is a part of the so called "Ruppertiwinkel." Quiet a tongue twister for my better half. For some reason, I found it a bit strange when Elizabeth pronounced it continuously "Rumpelstilzken". At least we had a good laugh at that. After many practice sessions she finally got it right.

The castle in Tittmoning

Tittmoning on the river "Salzach"

Now for today's brief history lesson: Until 1816 Tittmoning belonged to Salzburg and was the designated protector of this city against Bavaria. For that reason a castle was erected as a defense fortress.
We always tried to collect some information about the history of the places we visited in Bavaria and in Thuringia.

Tittmoning - many thanks to "Dominik Meyer" and Wikipedia

Much of the architectural structure was built for such purposes, such as the castle, the town walls with massive wooden gates, towers and buttresses.
Today this are points of interest to be enjoyed by both tourists and the residents of Tittmoning alike.
It's only my personal feeling but the same is happening today with missile silos, underground bunkers, battle ships, fighter airplanes etc. etc., but we are much more aware of the deadly side effects of today's warfare. But even back then fighting and killing was no fun either.
Remember wear comfortable shoes since you will only be able to take many of these attractions in by foot power.
Since the 17th century bishops from Salzburg used the castle located here as a summer retreat.
Today it is a museum which contains an excellent collection, where one can visualize what it would have been like living during that period of time.
Tittmoningg gate
One way how to enter the village

In addition the "Sudetendeutsche Landsmannschaft" (association of Germans that lived in a part of former Czechoslovakia) has here a "Heimatstube" where you can learn about their heritage.
After you have driven through one of the gateways you will enter the "Stadtplatz" (town place).
Take particular note of the town clock and the coat of arms. Both are located on the buttress wall over top of the entrance as you enter the "Stadtplatz".
Upon entering the town square you will see many houses in the so called "Inn-Salzach Style". Many of the original domains were burnt to the ground by a spectacular fire in 1571.

The "Stadtplatz" in Tittmoning - many thanks to "Mezzofortist" and Wikipedia

The castle - many thanks to "Aw-photos" and Wikipedia

Klosterkirche - many thanks to "Aw-photos" and Wikipedia

Tittmoning had once been selected for a well known Bavarian TV show, called "Königlich Bayrisches Amtsgericht." Elizabeth would say a Bavarian throw off of "Judge Judy", but that is incorrect.
My rule of thumb, don't forget to select one of the many local restaurants for a hearty meal and remember to visit the local tourist info center concerning local events.
If you missed taking a leisurely boat cruise in Burghausen in one of the historical boats, called "Plätten", you'll have another opportunity here in Tittmoning. You can board such a boat in Tittmoning with your destination being Burghausen.

Another minute history lesson: Between the first and 5th century A.D. this area was part of the province Noricum of the Roman Empire.
Remains of that period are still visible.
In the middle ages Tittmoning was a very bustling town you will get much more detailed information when you are there.

The "Sparkasse" (savings bank)

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