Often referred to as ‘Germany's most beautiful old town’ and ‘dream place of the day’, Dinkelsbühl is a picturesque historic town in Central Franconia in Germany. Here, you can wander down medieval streets, lose yourself in narrow alleyways, and enjoy some of the best-preserved half-timbered houses in Germany. The old town encircled by a fortification that is decorated with 20 impressive towers and gates. In this Collection, we present eight walks which explore this gem in Franconia and its beautiful surroundings.
The Tours are leisurely walks through and around Dinkelsbühl old town which are perfect for a romantic evening stroll or early morning start. The magical walks transport you back in time. It’s easy to imagine life goneby or a farrier hammering horseshoes around the next corner.
The landscapes outside of the town are also a fairytale. A dense network of paths wind through Mutschach Forest, guiding you through ancient beech trees, oaks, and spruces and deep into nature. You can leave everyday life behind as you follow the Wörnitz River as it winds past numerous lakes and through gently-rolling hills. Dinkelsbühl is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxed hike.
Fantastic views, gently rolling hills, shimmering waters and flowering meadows characterize this varied circular route west of Dinkelsbühl. In addition to so much nature, you will also pass some historical highlights such as the St. Ulrich Chapel and the Segringer Cemetery.From the starting point at the Altrathausplatz bus stop, it goes straight to the south, past the Nördlinger Tor and out into the wide landscape. You will roam the nature reserve Walk- and Gaisweiher and with a bit of luck you can watch some water birds with their busy activities. Over a slight hill you reach the Ortisei chapel, where a hermit once lived and enjoyed the wonderful view.Via Hasselbach, Langensteinbach and Unterwinstetten you walk sometimes over fields, sometimes through small forest areas. At the cemetery in Segringen you can convince yourself of its uniqueness. This consists in the fact that all tombs with the so-called Segringer cross with gold leaf font represent a uniform picture. It is not clear why this is so.The last kilometers lead you past the Reichertsmühle and through the Segringer Tor back to the old town, where numerous restaurants beckon for a hearty stop.
Experience romantic Franconia up close - that's what you can do on this relaxed, twelve and a half kilometer round trip north of Dinkelsbühl. Idyllic landscapes, typical Franconian villages, farms and mills line your way along beautiful meadows and picturesque ponds.You leave Dinkelsbühl north via the leisurely flowing Wörnitz and Feuchtwanger Straße. Very soon you will find yourself in an extensive forest and meadow landscape: the Wörnitzwiesen. Here you turn a little round to Hellenbach and then walk past the oil mill with its pond in the “Unsinnige Mühle” district. It is one of many mills in the region.You cross the car road, the railway line and again the Wörnitz, which now accompanies you meandering through the landscape for a while like a picture book. In a wide arc you explore the field and meadow landscapes and turn south again shortly before Kesselhof. Your round tour ends after you have passed the Segringer Tor in the beautiful old town of Dinkelsbühl.
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Whether as a morning introduction round or a romantic evening stroll - the short tour through the medieval old town of Dinkelsbühl enchants you at any time of the day. With its magnificent half-timbered buildings, it is considered one of the most beautiful old towns in Germany, if not the most beautiful.You start your round at the Altrathausplatz bus stop and already cross the gently flowing Wörnitz. You follow their bank and have a great view of the impressive city wall of Dinkelsbühl. The mighty fortification is equipped with numerous towers and gates, each of which is absolutely unique.You return to the old town through the Nördlinger Tor. You stroll through narrow streets to the famous wine market, where you can completely indulge in the medieval flair. Past the St. Georg Minster you walk to the Rothenburg Gate, which can be seen from afar, and the digestion tower, where your city tour ends.
This scenic and varied round tour through the western areas of Dinkelsbühl is all about the Dinkelsbühl carp. Small streams and ditches always accompany you and bring you to pretty fish ponds and natural ponds. With a little luck you can see a heron or stork harvesting fish.After your start in the romantic old town, you walk through the Wörnitztor and out into the wide landscape. Follow the railway line for a short distance, then turn off to the hammer mill. The blacksmiths used to make sickles and scythes in the mill. From here on you will come across water again and again as the determining element. Even the smallest brooks were dammed in the Middle Ages. According to legend, there were as many ponds in this area as there are days in the year.The numerous ponds that still exist today accompany you to Karlsholz, where you immerse yourself in the Mutschachwald. A large part of Dinkelsbühl's drinking water is obtained here and stored in large water towers. A wonderful mixed forest of spruce, beech and oak lines your path until you reach the outskirts of Dinkelsbühl again via Mutschachweg.After this nice round, a stop for typical Franconian cuisine and a fine drop at the historic wine market is the perfect place.
A late-Gothic hall church, enchanting half-timbered houses and impressive defense towers - the historic city tour is like a trip to a gigantic open-air museum. In less than three kilometers you can explore the most beautiful corners of Dinkelsbühl.You start right in the center at the Altrathausplatz bus stop and are already right in front of the impressive St. Georg Minster. The Romanesque tower portal makes the otherwise late Gothic house of worship from the 15th century unique. You walk north through medieval streets to the Rothenburg Gate, which watches over the old town.Within the mighty city wall you go to the wine market, where you can buy high-quality brandies from our own distillery and fine wines. We continue to the southern limits of the city wall and to the Bäuerlinsturm, the only half-timbered tower in Dinkelsbühl. The romantic streets lead you back to St. Georg Minster.
Numerous towers and gates, set into an imposing city wall, surround the old town of Dinkelsbühl. On this three-kilometer tour you will walk along the mighty fortifications and get an idea of the former defensive strength of the small town.Your journey into the past begins at the Altrathausplatz bus stop. Through the Wörnitztor you leave the old town over the Wörnitz and walk counterclockwise along the massive city wall. In the far north it is wonderfully green, because you stroll past the Rothenburg pond through the city park.Before you pass the Green Tower, go back to the inside of the wall and walk past the Dreikönigsturm and through the Segringer Tor. Below the Berlin storm, the wall ghost is waiting for you to ring the bell. You can give it a try, the chances of him answering are pretty good. You can take the old promenade to the Nördlinger Tor. From here the bank of the Wörnitz accompanies you to the end of the tour.
The Blaupunkt route takes you out into the countryside, to historical places and picturesque ponds. For a good twelve kilometers you follow the marked tour from Dinkelsbühl via Segringen to Hohenschwärz.The starting point is the Altrathausplatz bus stop in the heart of Dinkelsbühl's old town. You walk past magnificent half-timbered houses and the striking St. Georg Minster out into wide fields. In an extensive arc you hike through the village of Hausertsmühle with its gently rustling brook and soon turn into Segringen. A historical highlight is the local cemetery, where you will notice the uniformity of the tombs. The shape of the wooden crosses with the carved or painted decorations dates back to the period from 1800 to 1820. The inscriptions and decorations are made of gold leaf.Via the charming-sounding districts of Schneckenmühle and Holzapfelshof, you continue to Hohenschwärz. Here you turn to the nature reserve Walk- und Gaisweiher and you can watch some birds that have found their habitat in this biotope. From the south you hike back into Dinkelsbühl and walk through the Nördlinger Tor.As a successful conclusion, a stop at the Gasthaus Fränkischer Hof, where you will be treated to typical Franconian dishes.
The loneliness and tranquility of the old Mutschach forest area awaits you on this extensive circuit in the northeast of Dinkelsbühl. A dense network of paths runs through the forest. On this tour you head for the highest point of the forest and walk past beautiful ponds and ponds.It starts at the bus stop at Altrathausplatz. You leave the old town of Dinkelsbühl through the striking Wörnitztor and cross the Wörnitz. The Mutschachweg leads you directly into the forest area of the same name. After about three kilometers you will reach the Kneipp-Brünnle. When it is filled with water, it is a good opportunity to take off your hiking boots and treat your feet to refreshment. A couple of benches are also available.On your way through the forest, mighty oaks and beeches alternate with spruce stands and provide a home for woodpeckers and bats. Halfway through the route you come to Halsbach. The Romanesque basilica of St. Peter and Paul from the 12th century, which was converted to Baroque style in the 18th century, characterizes the village. Now you dive back into the Mutschach area.As soon as you reach a chain of small fish ponds, you've earned a cool drink in the forest restaurant. You can also enjoy this in peace, because it's only a stone's throw back to the starting point.