Altmühltal-Panorama Path

Day to Day Itinerary

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Treuchtlingen.
Day 2
Treuchtlingen-Solnhofen.
Facing the river Altmuhl, meandering through the valley, you walk towards the medieval town of Pappenheim, with the impressive castle and seat of the former, Reichserb’-marshals. In Solnhofen we recommend you visit the “World in Stone”, a collection of fossils over 140 milion years old and amongst them the primal bird ,Archaeopteryx.
Walking time: approx. 4.5hours .
Day 3
Solnhofen-Dollnstein
After only a short while on today’s tour , an incredible and very popular photo motif is waiting for you: the natural monument, Twelve Apostle, steep limestone cliffs embedded in juniper heaths. Then the route takes you to Dollnstein into the ancient Danube valley: this is where the river Danube used to run, before this valey was released to the river Altmuhl.
Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours
Day 4
Dollnstein-Eichstatt
You pass the Geo-monument, Burgsteinfelsen and continue through forest and juniper heaths all the way to eichstatt. With Willibalds castle towering over this diocesan town, it is a complete Baroque work of art with prestigious buildings as well as dreamy little alleways.
Walking time approx. 5 hours.
Day 5
Kipfenberg-Beilngries
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 promis: magnificent views into the altmuhl valley and onto bizarre rock formations. After that another soenic outpost awaits: the Main-Danube canal, Arzberg, Beilngries, Altmuhl and Sulz. A steep descent to Beilngries follows.
Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours
Day 6
Beilngries-Riedenburg
Via the Arzberg mountain plateau into the ‚Seven Valley Town’ of Dietfurt, where water in the form of the Main-Danube canal, rivers and springs plays a major role. Enjoy the view onto Eggersberg palace, past rock formations and along the Altmühltal-boardwalk into the pretty village of Gundlfing. From the ‚Devil’s Rock’ -Teufelsfelsen into the 3-castle town of Riedenburg. Walking time: approx. 6.5 hours (approx. 3.5 hours with boat ride).
Day 7
Riedenburg- Kelheimaltmuehltal
Gnarly trees and rock towers line your – in parts – steep path up to Prunn castle. As a reward enjoy a grandiose view into the distance. Back again in the valley, you walk along the Jura rock to the “Celt’s Wall”, which leads you immediately back to the Danube – the view down to the mighty Danube crevasse is awe-inspiring. After that the impressive finale of your tour: the boat ride through the Danube crevasse to Kelheim. Walking time: approx. 5.5 hours. 
Day 8
Individual Departure
Tour Rating- moderate
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. In parts shortcuts by public transport are possible.

Schedule & Price
Departure dates 2015: Daily from mid April to mid October

Season 1 : April 17 to May 24; September 28 to October 11
Season 2: May 25 to July 2; August 24 to September 27
Season 3: July 3 to August 23
Price per person: Season 1
800CAD

Price per person: Season 2
860CAD

Price per person: Season 3
920CAD

Single supplement
230CAD

This tour includes:
· 8 overnight stays in family run inns and hotels of mostly 3 star quality. All rooms with private facilities.
· Breakfast buffet each day
· Boat ride Weltenburg – Kelheim
· Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
· Detailed travel documents (maps, route discription, places of interest, important telephone numbers)
· 7 day service hotline for emergencies