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Altmühltal Panorama Trail

· 2 reviews · Long distance hiking trail · Bayerischer Jura
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  • Altmühltal
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The most beautiful trail through the Altmühltahl Nature Park.

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.

Distance 200.6 km
55:43 h
3,919 m
3,848 m
624 m
339 m
The Altmühltal-Panoramaweg is a nature-oriented hiking trail that leads along narrow paths, through natural forests and directly past steep rocky sections. The trail frequently passes the juniper heaths and dry grassland slopes typical of the region, which are a paradise for butterflies.

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.

Author’s recommendation

The highlights along the way:
  • 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)
Quality route according to "Wanderbares Deutschland"
Highest point
Hahnenkamm near Spielberg, 624 m
Lowest point
Kehlheim/Mouth in the Danube, 339 m
Best time of year

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Tips and hints

Wandering service:

Tourism Association Nature Park Altmühltal

Notre Dame, 85072 Eichstätt

Tel. 08421 9876-0

Fax 08421 - 9876-54




Gunzenhausen (341 m)
48.915826, 11.869619
48°54'57.0"N 11°52'10.6"E
32U 710232 5422068
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Turn-by-turn directions

1st  Stage:  Gunzenhausen - Spielberg / 12 km

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.


48.915826, 11.869619
48°54'57.0"N 11°52'10.6"E
32U 710232 5422068
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Author’s map recommendations

Leporello by PUBLICPRESS: Altmühltal Panorama Trail MAP VERSION: Hiking map with excursion destinations, tips for places to stop & leisure time activities, weatherproof, tearproof, wipeable, GPS-precise map size (w x h): 21 map pages à 18 x 20 cm, 8 editorial pages DIMENSIONS. 1 : 50 000 ISBN: 978-3-89920-445-2

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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language

Questions and answers

Question from Thomas Herkner · April 07, 2021 · Community
Ist der Weg auch mit dem MTB befahrbar, natürlich mit entsprechender Rücksicht auf Wanderer?
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Answered by Matthias Fischer · April 07, 2021 · Community
Hallo Thomas, soweit mir bekannt ist sind Teilstrecken für Mountainbiker gesperrt. Information gibt es auf naturpark-altmuehltal.de oder direkt telefonisch unter +49 8421 9876-0 Mo bis Fr: 9.00 – 17.00 Uhr sowie über info@naturpark-altmuehltal.de VG Matthias
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Daniel Maier
December 19, 2014 · Outdooractive Editors

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200.6 km
55:43 h
3,919 m
3,848 m
Highest point
624 m
Lowest point
339 m
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