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Hiking in the Altmühltal

travel code
8 days / 7 nights
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On this tour, enjoy a varied mix of nature, culture and history as you hike along the scenic Altmühltal Panorama Trail in the heart of Bavaria. You will experience insights into historically valuable places with fairytale castles and palaces and will have fabulous views over sunny juniper heaths, wild rocky landscapes and quarries. Hike with us on the "Wanderbares Deutschland Quality Trail", certified by the German Hiking Association due to its excellent signage and good transport connections.




Overview of your benefits
  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet
  • More than 30 years of experience
Essing with wooden bridge over the Altmühl and Randeck Castle in Bavaria

Hiking map Altmühltal

Day 1: Arrival in Eichstätt

Arrive on your own. Pay a visit to the Willibaldsburg with its striking side towers. The castle was rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau in the 16th century.

Overnight stay in Eichstätt


Day 2: Eichstätt - Gungolding/Arnsberg, approx. 21-24 km / 8 hours

Start today's stage through small towns and take a look into the up to 25 m long Buchenhueller Mammoth Cave and look for animal skeletons there. It continues through the well-known Gungoldinger Wachholderheide to Arnsberg, where the castle towers above.

Overnight stay in Gungolding or Arnsberg


Day 3: Gungolding/Arnsberg - Kinding, approx. 15-18 km / 5 hours

Today you start with a climb to the rock group "Arnsberger Leite". Then hike to Kipfenberg and visit the castle of the same name. Through the forest you soon reach the town of Kinding.

Overnight stay in Kinding


Day 4: Kinding - Beilngries, approx. 18 km / 6 hours

Experience unique rock formations and wonderful views on this stage. At the Pfraundorfer See you cross the banks of the Altmühl and continue on the other side. Visit Hirschberg Castle, from where you can already see the Main-Danube Canal. Follow this for a short distance to Beilngries, which awaits you with its nine city towers.

Overnight stay in Beilngries


Day 5: Beilngries - Deising / Meihern, approx. 18 km / 6 hours

Today it first goes over the plateau of the Arzberg, past Dietfurt an der Altmühl. The place (extra 2 km detour) is also known as the "Chinese town" and invites you to take a stroll through the city. Then you hike along the edge of the forest to your overnight stay.

Overnight stay in Deising or Meihern


Day 6: Deising / Meihern - Riedenburg, approx. 20 km / 7 hours

Climb Eggersberg Castle in the morning, the first highlight of this stage. Then hike along the banks of the Altmühltal to the castle town of Riedenburg.

Overnight stay in Riedenburg


Day 7: Riedenburg - Kelheim, approx. 23 km / 7 hours

Your last day of hiking offers a lot of variety: Prunn Castle, the "Tatzlwurm", the Danube Gorge near Kelheim and a possible detour to the Weltenburg Monastery (plus approx. 2 km with use of the ferry) form the crowning glory.

Overnight stay in Kelheim


Day 8: Departure from Kelheim

After breakfast departure on your own.

  • 7 nights including breakfast
  • Welcome greeting on the day of arrival
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 1 x per room detailed travel documents
  • 7 days service hotline


Note: All prices are per person.

Eichstätt, Beilngries


Cat I

Double room (DR)

59 EUR

Single room (SR)

80 EUR


Deising, Meihern


Cat I

Double room (DR)

48 EUR

Single room (SR)

60 EUR




Cat I

Double room (DR)

65 EUR

Single room (SR)

100 EUR


other stage locations


Cat I

Double room (DR)

55 EUR

Single room (SR)

75 EUR




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travel code

Hiking in the Altmühltal

8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 120 km

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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Train: to Eichstätt station / from Kelheim station

Return transfer Kelheim - Eichstätt: For more information, see the "Prices" tab.

Accommodation in 3-star hotels

Rooms with toilet & bath/shower

A certain level of fitness and sure-footedness are required for this hiking tour.

Not included: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses

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Luggage transport
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