The landscape around Kraiburg was shaped by Ice Age glaciers and rock deposits of the Inn. Prehistoric finds show back to the Bronze Age (1800 v. Chr.).
The Kraiburger story begins in the early 12th century.
Where today is the Schlossberg-chapel, was formerly a castle. From her noble family Spanheimer reigned v. Carinthia. It was a very important house since emerged from him three imperial governor. In 1259 ended its rule, because they sold all their goods and lands to the Wittelsbach dukes. Henceforth Kraiburg was partly Duchy Niederbayern.
Once in Kraiburg raged one years of war and fire, it was awarded in 1385 the market rights. It was released ten years by the extraordinary taxes and got two annual fairs and a weekly market awarded.
As market town Kraiburg had its own constitution with lower courts for minor offenses. Also had Kraiburg henceforth a seat and a voice in the Bavarian Landtag and later, after the reunification of the duchies Lower and Upper Bavaria in 1505, also in the whole Bavarian Landtag. In addition, the castle was until 1803 the seat of Kraiburger Landgericht.
Due to favorable conditions, the market town developed into the economic center of the surrounding region. Various goods and grain markets, cattle markets and the significant horse markets, as well as the great craftsmen ensured economic prosperity. Also in the nationwide Innhandel played Kraiburg a major role.
The landmark of Kraiburg is the Schlossberg chapel. This is today at the spot where the castle stood. It was in 1756 sold to a private individual and then removed.
The ship master Riedl built in 1838, a new vow chapel as thanks for his rescue: A beladender 1,000 bushels of grain Schiffzug threatened because of a broken rope to one bay to smash. Another landmark is the Neo-Romanesque Marktpfarrkirche.
For the built in Inn-Salzach style town houses, the bay and the arcades are characteristic.
Through this historic flair provides the market Kraiburg and its surroundings and leisure travelers ample opportunities for recreation.
Also art and culture lovers will discover in the rich offer is right for themselves.
Today about 4100 inhabitants live in the market city.
1935 Municipality Maximilian was incorporated. the community Guttenburg has also been connected to the market Kraiburg By territorial reform 1972nd Since 1978, the municipality constitutes an administrative collectivity with Jettenbach and Taufkirchen.
Brochure “market Kraiburg a. Inn, The History Kraiburgs”