The magical and mythical landscape of Altmuehltal features crumbling medieval monasteries, somnolent river side villages, rushing rivers and picturesque pastures. The unspoiled natural wonderland amalgamates delightfully dramatic vistas with a serene and sleepy ambience, ensuring curious visitors will leave relaxed and refreshed. Within the unspoiled scenery of the Altmuehltal Natural Park, fascinating flora and fauna await your discovery upon the many heart pounding hikes and cycling trails.
Elegant Towns and Captivating Castles
Begin your cultural odyssey in the ethereal elegance of Eichstatt, a dynamically different town whose most alluring attractions include prehistoric dinosaur remains and fabulous fountains. Wander the winding streets to discover the subterranean crypts and astounding altar of The Dom and uncover fantastic fossils and ancient artefacts of the Jurassic and Berger Museums
Resting upon the beautiful bend of the river is the regal, Roman town of Kipfenberg; considered the geographical centre of Bavaria, the crumbling castle and Roman remains of this village make it a truly captivating place to visit. Return to ancient times of unspoiled nature and classic architecture on the Old Roman Route bicycle trail and bask in the Baroque beauty of the St. Andrew and St. Sebastien churches, enjoying their ornate architecture and prismatic stained glass windows.
Substitute traditional German culture for an exotic taste of the Mediterranean in Beilngries, a cultural and culinary centre in which Bavarian beer is brewed and the Mediterranean influence is celebrated with perfect pasta, robust red wine and magnificent examples of architecture.
Picturesque Pappenheim and Wholesome Health
Resting upon a dramatic hilltop in the charming village of Pappenheim is the Pappenheim Castle, a foreboding medieval castle that conceals a sinister torture chamber and intriguing hunting museum. In close proximity to the village also lies the Twelve Apostles, an incredible natural landmark that is reputedly the remains of an ancient coral reef.