Shop
Discover

Nature and culture in the Altmühl Valley in Bavaria – hiking in Eichstätt

Eichstätt

Nature and culture in the Altmühl Valley in Bavaria – hiking in Eichstätt

Hiking Collection by FrankenTourismus

7

Tours

16:55 h

36.9 mi

4,350 ft

The baroque town of Eichstätt in Bavaria lies on an idyllic loop of old mills, surrounded by green hills. High above the town and the Altmühl Valley, the mighty Willibaldsburg mountain rises into the sky with fantastic views over the region. Numerous hiking trails run through this picturesque scenery, taking you into silent forests, up beautiful hills with breathtaking panoramas, and through the quaint streets of Eichstätt with its charming squares and pretty buildings.

In this Collection, we show you the seven most beautiful walks and hikes in Eichstätt. The trails are between two and 15 kilometres (1.2 and 9.3 miles) long and range from wonderful walks in nature to exciting themed trails and gentle city strolls.

On the Fossil Trail, for example, you can immerse yourself in bygone times, admiring unique fossils in the Jura Museum and searching for them in the quarries along the trail. The adventure trails in the KultURwald are also informative with information boards about the nature in the forest, the history of the riparian woods, and the intentions and ideas of the Eichstätter Illuminati, a not-so-secret secret society in the Age of Enlightenment. Unforgettable views are guaranteed on the TraumSchlaufe (dream loop) and the circular hiking trails above Eichstätt.

The diverse hiking in Eichstätt is rounded off by hosts who welcome you warmly. They spoil tired hikers with delicious Franconian specialties and get you back on your feet in no time. So the varied hikes are not only a feast for the eyes and a nature and cultural experience but a culinary adventure too!

On The Map

loading
loading

Tours & Highlights

  • Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
    Intermediate
    04:31
    9.79 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The beautiful circular hike begins near the Eichstätt Stadt train station. To start off, you first climb through shady forest, then over open meadows up to the Frauenberg. Once at the top, you cross the glider airfield (please bypass during flight operations). Then it goes through the forest past the quarry back into the valley.On the other side of …

    translated byView Original
  • Intermediate
    02:55
    6.06 mi
    2.1 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The exciting themed Eichstätter Fossil Trail starts at the train station. The first of six stations awaits you here, where you can get to know the natural beauties, quarries and museums along the fossil trail better.From the starting point you hike up to Willibaldsburg, where the Jura Museum is located. Here you can admire exciting fossils, including an original of the ancient bird Archeopteryx.

    translated byView Original
  • Sign Up To Discover Places Like This

    Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.

  • Intermediate
    03:19
    7.18 mi
    2.2 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The promising hike begins at Eichstätt Stadt train station. At the beginning of the hike you cross the river and cross the baroque old town and can let the beautiful buildings and squares affect you. You hike on the other side of the village up to the panorama path.It leads you high above the Altmühltal in a semicircle around …

    translated byView Original
  • Intermediate
    03:19
    7.49 mi
    2.3 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The TraumSchlaufe begins at the hiking car park near Landershofen between Eichstätt and Pfünz. Right at the beginning you hike up to the figure field, which is in a valley basin. It is a memorial by the artist Alois Wünsche-Mitterecker against war and violence.With many impressions in your luggage, you continue uphill across fields and meadows. You can enjoy …

    translated byView Original
  • Intermediate
    01:32
    3.37 mi
    2.2 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The starting point for the hike on the forest nature trail in the KultURwald is the car park in Rosental. From here you hike on flat paths into the forest.On eleven boards you can find out about the history and nature of the Eichstätter alluvial forest along the nature trail. There are also many interactive elements waiting for you to take part.

    translated byView Original
  • Easy
    00:29
    1.00 mi
    2.1 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this route through the KultURwald, you go on a leisurely stroll in the footsteps of the Eichstatt Illuminati Ludwig Graf von Cobenzl.It starts on Ingolstädter Straße between the Cobenzl Schlössel and the Siechhof. Here you climb the stairs into the forest and make a detour to the pavilion of the Cobenzl Schlösschen right at the beginning.Then you …

    translated byView Original
  • Easy
    00:50
    2.03 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The beautiful city hike through the baroque town of Eichstätt begins at the cathedral. To start with, you circle the building in the direction of Residenzplatz with the Marian column and through the beautiful cloister you finally reach Ostenstraße.You follow her to the summer residence, where you make a detour to the courtyard garden. Then you walk past the …

    translated byView Original

Like this Collection?

Comments

    loading

Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    36.9 mi
  • Duration
    16:55 h
  • Elevation
    4,350 ft

You Might Also Like

NATOUR-GUIDE — experience living rivers

Hiking Collection by

 KYOCERA Document Solutions

Like a fairytale – Germany during Advent

Hiking Collection by

 komoot

Wine & cycling in Austria

Bike Touring Collection by

 komoot

France’s breathtaking Alpine world — road bike routes around Maurienne

Road Cycling Collection by

 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme

Discover

Nature and culture in the Altmühl Valley in Bavaria – hiking in Eichstätt

What We Offer

Discover
Terms of ServicePrivacy PolicyCommunity GuidelinesSecurity vulnerability reward programImprint