Altmühltal Panorama Trail
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Stop and find peace, feel your own rhythm and sense the vastness of the Altmühltal Nature Park. Mighty rugged dolomite fields, unique and sun-drenched juniper heaths, gentle river valleys and extensive forests - the land is richly blessed with magnificent natural spectacles and an eventful cultural history that is reflected in the many pretty towns.
Location: In the Altmühltal Nature Park - between Nuremberg and Munich in Bavaria.
Start or end point: Gunzenhausen and Kelheim.
Length: 200 km
Highest & Lowest point: Hahnenkamm near Spielberg at approx. 750 m a.s.l. and Kelheim/mouth into the Danube at approx. 350 m a.s.l.
- Castle Pappenheim
- Rock group "Twelve Apostles" near Solnhofen
- Baroque town of Eichstätt with Willibaldsburg
- Nature reserve "Gungoldinger Wacholderheide"
- Raetian Limes near Kipfenberg
- Hirschberg Castle near Riedenburg
- So-called "Klamm" near Riedenburg
- Castle Prunn (robber baron castle)
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Tips and hintsWandering service:
Tourism Association Nature Park Altmühltal
Notre Dame, 85072 Eichstätt
Tel. 08421 9876-0
Fax 08421 - 9876-54
The Altmühltal Panorama Trail takes us on a gentle path from Gunzenhausen to Spielberg on the starting stage. Native forests, idyllic ponds and the magnificent view to the stage destination of Spielberg Castle await us on the tour.
2. Stage: Spielberg - Treuchtlingen / 29 km
From Spielberg Castle, the second section of the Altmühltal-Panoramaweg leads via the ring wall complex at Gelber Berg and the natural spectacle of the "Steinernen Rinne" near Wolfsbronn to the young spa town of Treuchtlingen.
3. Stage: Treuchtlingen - Solnhofen / 15 km
This stage is the history tour on the Altmühltal-Panoramaweg: Treuchtlingen, the young spa town, Pappenheim, seat of the former imperial marshals, and Solnhofen with its "world in stone" are waiting to be discovered. Idyllic views provide atmospheric moments.
4th stage: Solnhofen - Dollnstein / 17.5 km
The 4th stage is a true picture-book section on the Altmühltal Panorama Trail: the "Twelve Apostles" rock formation near Solnhofen/Esslingen, probably the best-known photo motif in the Altmühltal Nature Park, lies directly on the route. And on the Maxberg near Mörnsheim it gets really "stony" - there the route passes a company of the natural stone industry.
5. Stage: Dollnstein - Eichstätt / 15 km
Nature and culture - this is the combination offered by stage 5. From medieval Dollnstein, the route leads to the baroque bishop's town of Eichstätt. Along the way are the Burgstein rocks, one of the 100 most beautiful geotopes in Bavaria, and the fossil quarry for amateur geologists at Blumenberg near Eichstätt, a fascinating treasure trove of the Jurassic period.
6th stage: Eichstätt - Kipfenberg / 29 km
Stage 6 takes hikers on a journey through the eventful history of the Altmühltal: Eichstätt bears witness to early Christian beliefs and in Kipfenberg Celts, Romans and Bavarians are part of the settlement history of the region - to be seen in the museum there.
A journey through the eventful history of the Altmühltal.
7. Stage: Kipfenberg - Beilngries / 24.6 km
Between Kipfenberg and Beilngries, the Altmühltal Panorama Trail connects an impressive rock gate with the oldest fortified church in the diocese of Eichstätt in Kinding, the Kratzmühle leisure centre and historic Beilngries.
8th stage: Beilngries - Dietfurt / 12 km
The section from Beilngries to Dietfurt leads over the Arzberg and comes to the mouth of the Altmühl into the Main-Danube Canal and the Siebentälerstadt Dietfurt.
9th stage: Dietfurt - Riedenburg / 21 km
On the ninth stage of the Altmühltal Panorama Trail from Dietfurt to Riedenburg, we hike along paths and beautiful trails past rocks, over rough grassland and through idyllic forests.
10th stage: Riedenburg Kelheim / 22 km
Towards the end, the Altmühltal-Panoramaweg once again shows its most beautiful side. Eye-catchers include the wildly romantic "Klamm", the picturesque Prunn Castle, the "Tatzelwurm" as one of the longest wooden bridges in Europe, the fascinating Danube breakthrough "Weltenburger Enge" and the Kelheim Liberation Hall.
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