Erding is a town in Bavaria
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, Germany
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, and capital of the district Erding
Erding (district)
Erding is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by the districts of Landshut, Mühldorf, Ebersberg, Munich and Freising.-History:...

. It had a population of 34,122 in 2004. It is twinned with Bastia
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 in Corsica
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The original Erdinger
The Privatbrauerei Erdinger Weißbräu Werner Brombach GmbH is a brewery in Erding, Germany. Its best-known products are its namesake Weißbiers .-History:...

 Weissbier is a well-known Bavarian specialty. Grünbacher is one of the better-known local brands.

Erding is located around 45 kilometers northeast of central Munich, about a 40-minute drive by car.
Regular S-Bahn
Munich S-Bahn
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 trains connect to Munich and beyond. Tariffs and times may be found on the Munich Transportation and Tariff Website (MVV
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Evidence of prehistoric hunter/gatherers in the Erding area dates to c. 6000 BC, findings including an axe made of deer antler. Excavations of 2 dwellings of at least 6.5 metres in length near Altenerding from c. 2500 BC provides the first evidence of permanent agricultural based inhabitants, while some 20 early Bronze Age graveyards from c. 1800 BC have been found in Langenpriesing.

Erding was founded in 1228-1230 AD, developing as a township as an alternative route from Landshut to Munich. Erding becomes known as a border town, midway between the two rival cities. During the Thirty Years' War, Erding was taken twice by Swedish troops, who plundered it and set it on fire.

In 1945, several Allied air raids on the nearby military airport damaged the city and killed numerous inhabitants.

On March 24, 1950; three Douglas DC-3s from Czechoslovakia
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 were simultaneously hijacked. All three planes landed in Erding, West Germany. 26 of 85 passengers stayed in West Germany to escape from the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.

In 1972 Erding was connected to the Munich’s S-Bahn network. In 1992 the Franz Josef Strauss Airport
Munich International Airport
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– more commonly known as Munich airport – was opened. The decision to build a major airport on the ecologically sensitive Erdinger Moos was a source of controversy for the previous decade. The airport has attracted new businesses and additional population to the area since it was opened.

2005 - Felix Schutz was selected in the 2006 NHL entry draft 4th round (117th overall) making history as the first person from Erding ever drafted.


Farm fields surround Erding and large agricultural vehicles are a common sight on local roads. Local crops include corn for animal feed, wheat, sunflowers, carrots, white/red/blue/green cabbages, strawberries, kohlrabi, turnips, and sugar beet. Farm animals are normally kept in stables and are mostly limited to pigs, chickens and cows. Fish farming in privately owned lakes is also practised. Gardening is also practiced in Erding, but is limited by the relatively cool climate.

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