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Altmühltal Panorama Path

Bavaria at its most beautiful

This hiking tour on the excellent Altmühltal Panorama Path is full of cultural, historical and natural influences. Great views, picturesque town centres and cosy inns round off this tour!

Details about the hiking holiday on the Altmuhltal Panorama Path

At your starting point in Treuchtlingen, the Altmühltherme is an oasis of relaxation. Strengthened by the warming thermal water, you can start: Pappenheim and Dollnstein are the first charming stage destinations before heading to the magnificent Eichstätt. The baroque city awaits with its enchanting alleys and impressive sights.

On the way to Kipfenberg and the final stage to Beilngries, relics from a bygone era greet you: fortifications, Limes Germanicus or the Buchenhüller mammoth cave. The discovery of the mammoth and 34 other primaeval animals at the beginning of the 20th century was a real sensation. Today some skeletons can be admired in the museum at the Willibaldsburg in Eichstätt.

The highlights of the Altmuhltal Panorama Path walking holiday at a glance:

  • Idyllic hikes in the middle of the original nature park: The area around the Altmühl is known for the wild juniper heaths and the bizarre rock formations. Here you hike in harmony with nature - let your soul dangle with us!

  • Enchanting high-altitude hikes: The Altmühltal is not a mountain range, but when hiking along the panorama path, one or the other passage is a bit steeper. The best thing about it? Once you have reached the top, there is usually a breathtaking view to marvel at.

  • The “Twelve Apostles” natural monument: Grey, yellow or tinged with green - but in any case a sight that casts a spell over you. The extraordinary “Twelve Apostles” rock formations are real highlights of this already great tour.

  • Castles and palaces along the way: Perhaps in this beautiful area you will also have the feeling that a damsel from one of the many castles could beckon at any time. This journey takes you to architectural masterpieces from bygone times.

  • Bavarian beer & hearty snacks: Learn new things on the hop trail, take part in a brewery tour or simply stop off in the classic beer garden - this region is all about the popular barley juice because a wide variety of raw materials for its production are grown here.

Worth knowing about the hiking tour on the Altmuhltal Panorama Path

The Altmühltal has a lot to offer both in terms of landscape and culture - you notice that along the 14 to 26 km-long stages. It is worth stopping regularly because the photo opportunities are first-class. Anyone with a basic fitness level will not have any problems on this tour.

Route summary

Hiking tours along well-maintained paths and in parts on asphalted vineyard paths. Depending on the route you can enjoy the tours leisurely or make it more challenging. Summits in the Altmuhltal area are not high, but partly steep. Hence surefootedness is required in a few places. This week of walking offers a beautiful combination of nature, sights and enjoyment.

This tour has been graded as Medium. Find out more about our walking holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Medium
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total walking distance: approx. 104 km
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Itinerary

The idyllic little Altmühl-town Treuchtlingen is situated in the centre of the nature park ‚Altmühltal’, the second biggest Nature Park in Germany. We recommend you seize the first day and relax in the well-known Altmühl-Thermal Spa.

With views onto the river Altmühl meandering through the valley you continue via the ‚Devil’s Pulpit’ towards Medieval Pappenheim. You descend again to the river Altmühl via the viewpoint Hollerstein and continue leisurely along the course of the river to your Day Finish, where you are greeted by the impressive castle, the seat of the former ‚Reichserbmarschälle’-marshals.

ca. 4 hours
14 km
280 m
290 m

Via a high-altitude path with great views, you walk over to Solnhofen, the mining place of the well-known Solnhofer limestone slabs and the site of over 140 million-year-old fossils. Soon after an amazing and very popular photo opportunity awaits the nature monument ‚Twelve Apostles, steep limestone rocks embedded in juniper heaths. The route leads you to Dollnstein into the primaeval Danube valley.

ca. 4,5 hours
15 km
390 m
380 m

You pass the Geo-monument ‚Burgsteinfelsen’ and continue through forests and juniper heaths and later on a mountain path with great views all the way to Eichstätt. With Willibalds castle towering over this diocesan town, it is a complete Baroque work of art with prestigious buildings as well as dreamy little alleyways.

ca. 6 hours
25 km
620 m
650 m

With a lovely view of the striking Osterberg mountain and the Roman fort Vetoniana, you walk to the Buchenhüller mammoth cave. You will walk across wonderful alpine paths above Altmühl and you will get fantastic views of the valley and the rock faces whilst walking along the panoramic path. You will walk through the Gugoldinger Wacholderheide, which is a fantastic nature protection area before you will go past the Arnsberger Leite and the Limes watch tower to Kipfenberg.

ca. 6 hours
26 km
720 m
740 m

Today’s tour starts with stunning views and insights into the beautiful Anlauter valley. Reach Kinding with its impressive fortified church and cosy inns. Shortly afterwards the panorama path again keeps its promise: magnificent views into the Altmühl valley and onto bizarre rock formations. After that, another scenic outpost awaits the Main-Danube canal, Arzberg, Beilngries, Altmühl and Sulz. A steep descent to Beilngries follows.

ca. 5,5 to 6 hours
24 km
540 m
550 m

Route information

The terrain is easy and you walk on well-maintained walking paths. For each daily tour, a good basic fitness level is required. Technically the tours are easy and can be mastered without any difficulties. For longer parts shortcuts by foot or by public transport are possible

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights


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Make an enquiry about 2024 arrival dates and prices for this tour

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Place of arrival: Treuchtlingen
  Season 1
01.04.2023 - 07.05.2023
18.09.2023 - 08.10.2023

Daily
Season 2
08.05.2023 - 18.06.2023
04.09.2023 - 17.09.2023

Daily
Season 3
19.06.2023 - 03.09.2023

Daily
Altmühltal Panorama Path, DE-ATWTB-07X
Base price
649.00
699.00
739.00
Single room surcharge 179.00 179.00 179.00

 

Category: Mid-range hotels and inns

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Sep 18, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
Daily
Season 2
May 8, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023
Daily
Season 3
Jun 19, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023
Daily
Altmühltal Panorama Path, DE-ATWTB-07X
Base price
Single room surcharge
649.00
179.00
699.00
179.00
739.00
179.00

 

Category: Mid-range hotels and inns

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Sep 18, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
Season 2
May 8, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023
Season 3
Jun 19, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023
Treuchtlingen
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
Eichstätt
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
Beilngries
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
69.00
19.00
79.00
25.00
79.00
25.00
69.00
19.00
79.00
25.00
79.00
25.00
69.00
19.00
79.00
25.00
79.00
25.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Treuchtlingen
  Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Sep 18, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023

Daily
Season 2
May 8, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023

Daily
Season 3
Jun 19, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023

Daily
Treuchtlingen
Double room p.p 69.00 69.00 69.00
Single room surcharge 19.00 19.00 19.00
Eichstätt
Double room p.p 79.00 79.00 79.00
Single room surcharge 25.00 25.00 25.00
Beilngries
Double room p.p 79.00 79.00 79.00
Single room surcharge 25.00 25.00 25.00
Prices per person in GBP

Services and information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route descriptions

 

  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-Data available
  • Service-Hotline
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • A train journey to Treuchtlingen and only a short walk to the start hotel.
  • Munich airport.
  • Parking: a limited number of hotel parking spaces EUR 5 per day, no reservation possible. Parking spaces at Treuchtlingen train station are free of charge.
  • Return by train to Treuchtlingen, from Beilngries approx. 2 hours (1x change trains).

Important information:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Travel by public transport to shorten the daily hikes, optional
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Treuchtlingen

Hotel Stadthof Treuchtlingen 3***

www.gaestehaus-stadthof.de

Pappenheim/Solnhofen

Hotel Gasthof Sonne 2**

www.sonne-pappenheim.de

Mörnsheim/Umgebung

Raffelsteiner Hof

www.raffelsteinerhof.com

Eichstätt

Hotel Adler 3***s

www.adler-eichstaett.de

Kipfenberg

Hotel Gasthof zur Post

www.post-kipfenberg.de 

Beilngries

Hotel zur Krone 3***S

www.krone-beilngries.de

Riedenburg

Braugasthof Schwan

www.schwan-riedenburg.de 

Kelheim

Dormero Hotel Kelheim

www.dormero.de/hotel-kelheim

 

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