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7-days Self-guided Altmühltal-Panorama Path Level 2
Bavaria at its most beautiful
On your walk along the Altmühltal-Panorama path with steep jaggered Dolomite-rocks sun-kissed juniper heaths soft river valleys and extensive forests will line your way. The nature park 'Altmühltal' is also mainly know for its romantic scenery and hence predestined for a comfortable week of walking amidst nature at its very best. On top of that you come across a landscape rich in history and culture: impressive ramparts, reconstructed forts and spectacular treasure troves are testimony to Celtic and Roman times. Castles and palaces built by nobility, magnificent churches and monasteries built by prince-archbishops. In the Altmühltal valley you will also enjoy many culinary delights: from tasty sausage specialities all the way to the local hops in the shape of numerous delicious beers.
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
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Arrival in Treuchtlingen
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.
Treuchtlingen – Pappenheim/Surroundings 4hrs | 14km +280m -290m
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 end of day where you are greeted by the impressive castle seat of the former 'Reichserbmarschälle’-marshals.
Pappenheim/Surroundings – Dollnstein/Surroundings 5 to 6.5hrs | 25km +650m -650
Via a high-altitude path with great views you walk over to Solnhofen the mining place of the well-known Solnhofer limestone slabs and site of over 140 million-year-old fossils. Soon after an amazing and very popular photo opportunity awaits: the nature monument the 'Twelve Apostles’ steep limestone rocks embedded in juniper heaths. The route leads you to Dollnstein in the Danube valley.
Dollnstein/Surroundings – Eichstätt 5hrs | 15km +360m -340m
You pass the Geo-monument 'Burgsteinfelsen’ and continue through forests and juniper heaths. Continue along the mountain path with great views all the way to Eichstätt. Willibalds castle towers over this diocesan town it is a complete Baroque work of art with prestigious buildings as well as dreamy little alleyways.
Eichstätt – Kipfenberg 6hrs | 26km +720m -740m
With a lovely view onto the striking Osterberg mountain and the Roman fort Vetoniana you'll walk to the Buchenhüller mammoth cave. Walking 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. The Gugoldinger Wacholderheide is a fantastic natural area protected from environmental damage. Before the end of the day go past the Arnsberger Leite and the Limes watch tower arriving in Kipfenberg.
Kipfenberg – Beilngries 5.5 to 6hrs | 22km +540m -550m
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 of the Altmühl valley and onto bizarre rock formations you have to see to believe. Another scenic outpost awaits: the Main-Danube canal, Arzberg, Beilngries, Altmühl and Sulz. A steep descent to Beilngries follows.
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