This 6-night self-guided walking holiday starts in the spa town of Treuchtlingen. From here, the Altmuhltal Panorama Trail will take you on a historic and panoramic nature trail. The area is rich in fossils and home to the Archaeopteryx fossils (the link in the evolutionary chain that connects birds to reptiles) and you'll also find natural monuments, including the 'Twelve Apostles', steep limestone rocks embedded in juniper heaths. Walking mostly above the River Altmuhl you'll be rewarded with spectacular views along the valley.Staying in medieval towns you will be greeted by castles at the end of some of your walks and can enjoy some of the region's culinary delights from tasty sausage specialties to numerous delicious beers.
Beautiful walks amidst unspoilt nature
The nature park 'Altmuhltal' is also mainly known for its romantic scenery
Based on our popular 8 night, Walking">https://www.headwater.com/holidays/walking/germany/W08AB.htm">Walking in the Altmuhltal Nature Park
Short Walk in the Altmuhltal Nature Park
Arrive In Treuchtlingen
Arrive in the heart of the Altmuhltal Nature Park in the idyllic town of
Treuchtlingen, known for its Thermal Spa.
Treuchtlingen To Pappenheim
Today starts with a short ascent to a viewpoint with views onto the river
Altmühl meandering through the valley which you soon descend to follow.
Continue via the ‘Devil’s Pulpit’ and the Hollerstein viewpoint to
finish with a leisurely walk along the course of the river to the medieval
town of Pappenheim. You will be greeted by the impressive castle, seat of the
Pappenheim To Dollnstein
A mountain trail leads you through heathland to Solnhofen, known for its
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
then leads you to the market town of Dollnstein, into the primeval Danube
Dollnstein To Eichstätt
Today‘s tour leads you through the historic town gate and on to the juniper
heath. You walk above the river Altmühl past the rock tower Burgsteinfelsen
and via a lovely mountain path onwards to Obereichstätt. Continue on with
great views all the way to Eichstätt with Willibalds castle towering over
the town. Enjoy a stroll around the town and head to the Altmühltal Nature
Park Visitors Centre.
Eichstatt To Kipfenberg
With a lovely view onto 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.
Kipfenberg To Beilngries
Today’s walk starts on forest paths with stunning views from the clearings
onto the beautiful Anlauter valley. Reach the village of Kinding with its
impressive fortified church. Continue along the panorama path, which keeps
its promise: magnificent views into the Altmühl valley and onto bizarre rock
formations. Descend to reach the Main-Danube canal and your overnight stop,
You will stay in a mixture of 3 and 4 star, HHH and HHHH hotels, all en suite. The hotels are chosen for their excellent facilities and proximity to the relevant local sites. All rooms have en suite facilities and air conditioning. Please specify whether you would prefer a double or twin room when booking.
What is your first thought when you think of German food, Bier und Bratwurst
or Beer and sausages, and if this is what you want then you will not be
disappointed. However there is much more to Bavarian cuisine. Meat and
freshwater fish are heavily used but vegetarians are also well catered for.
Germans tend to follow similar eating patterns to the UK, with breakfast,
followed by a small lunch, and large evening meal, dinners tends to be taken
fairly early and restaurants will start serving from 6pm. Throughout the
towns there are a good choice of differing places to eat, the most
traditional of these are the beer halls, these are not just places to drink
the local brew, they are also offer traditional cuisine, they can be nice for
lunch as they offer small plates of tasty morcels, you will also find the
local bratwurst in served them. The most social of places are the beer
gardens, these offer really good food in an outdoor setting many have indoor
eating areas as well, don't let the name put you off they also normally have
a fairly good wine list too. Then there are the restaurants you will find in
most towns a good choice of both German and International cuisine.