Freising has long been influenced by beer. As long ago as the year 825 there were hops grown outside the town. Beer is also “taught” in Freising, and the Technical University of Munich in Freising is a world leader in brewing research.
The history of settlement dates back to the early Middle Ages when the town was called Frisinga, and was a ducal seat in the first Bavarian duchy (555 AD). Freising is the only known town to have been founded by the Bavarian Agilolfinger, and is thus the oldest town in Upper Bavaria.
Secularization in the year 1802/03 finally meant the abolition of the more than thousand-year-old Hochstift Freising and thus the end of the spiritual rule of the Freising Prince-Bishops. Today, Freising has over 45,000 inhabitants, making it the fourth-largest city in Upper Bavaria.
With the company Krones (formerly Steinecker) we also have one of the leading manufacturers of brewery plants in Freising.