Lonely Planet review for Geburtshaus
The pope's Geburtshaus is the simple but pretty Bavarian home where Ratzinger was born in 1927 and lived for the first two years of his life before his family moved to Tittmoning, another tiny Burg (castle). The exhibition kicks off with a film (in English) tracing the pontiff's early life, career and the symbols he selected for his papacy. You then head into the house proper where exhibits expand on these themes. The modest room where Ratzinger came into the world is on the upper floor.