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» Searching & discovering fossils
» Romans at the Limes in the nature park Altmuehltal
» Natural resources in the nature park Altmuehltal
Towns and sites with history
Rambles through the nature park Altmuehltal are always a journey into the past, too – enjoy historical towns and medieval gems, discover the evidence of past times – even in the nature.
You will be delighted by the well-preserved historical towns and buildings: you can admire something beautiful and magnificent, something protective and purposeful. Berching, Greding and Wemding fascinate with their medieval townsscapes. In Weißenburg not only the Ellinger Stadttor (town gate) is evidence of the former free imperial city. A baroque pearl is Eichstaett, its Residence square belongs to the most beautiful squares of south Germany.
Cycling in the nature park Altmuehltal
The nature park is like a paradise for people who like to cycle due to its commendable cycle tracks.
Cycling for wallowers: In the nature park Altmuehltal people enjoy to go by bike and to relax from everyday life thereby. On the way you get indulged by the perfect service – from the good signposting to the bike rental stations, to the particularly bicycle-friendly houses with helpful hosts.
A coach takes tired cyclers back home from many places in the lower Altmuehltal. If you do a tour on the Altmueltal cycle path, you can also go by boat a part of the way.
Hiking in the nature park Altmuehltal
That’s how hiking has to be – the Altmuehltal panorama track and other beautiful routes lead to the culture and nature of the holiday region nature park Altmuehltal. Hiking in the nature park Altmuehltal: That means steep dolomit rocks, sun flooded juniper heaths, gentle river valleys and vast forests. In addition to that a historical cultural landscape: mighty ramparts, reconstructed castells, and spectacular treasure troves are evidence of the times of the Romans and the Celts. Noble families had castles and palaces, prince-archbishops had churches and monasteries built.
A coach takes tired hikers back home from many places in the lower Altmuehltal. If you do a tour on the Altmueltal panorama track, you can also go by boat a part of the way.
Culinary delight in the nature park Altmuehltal
In the heart of Bavaria culinary delight meets entertaining events, a connection that tastes great in the holiday region nature park Atmuehltal.
Course offers for active gourmets, direct marketers and regional gourmet initiatives or culinary group offers make sure that you can get to know and enjoy the nature park Altmuehltal and its culinary specialities in a totally relaxed way.
Searching & discovering fossils
Stone quarries and museums in the nature park Altmuehltal invite you to discover the fascinating world of the dinosaurs – and to visit the archaeopteryx! An exciting journey back into the jurassic period – while collecting fossils in the stone quarries of the nature park Altmuehltal, ammonites, grasses and maybe even the archaeopteryx are waiting to be discovered. The archaeopteryx was only found here. You can also visit that bird and other fossil stars at the local museums.
Not only the wealth of fossils has made the nature park so famous but also the stone that holds the fossils –Solnhofer plates and jurassic marble are appreciated by master builders from all over the world. It is also indispensable for the art of lithography.
Romans at the Limes in the nature park Altmuehltal
The Unesco World Heritage Raetischer Limes, impressive castells, exposed thermal baths, reconstruted watching towers, precious treasure troves, informative museums and historical celebrations – in the nature park Altmuehltal you can wander in the footsteps of the Romans.
In the nature park Altmuehltal you can experience the militarian life in the border areas as well as the daily life in the province Raetien. That is not only possible due to archaeological finds but you can also experience that life by attending local historical festivals
Natural resources in the nature park Altmuehltal
Impressive Jurassic limestone rocks, gentle river meanders or sunny valley sides: The nature park Altmuehltal has many faces.