Fancy a trip back in time? This is possible when visiting these eight castles and palaces in the Altmühltal
8 x Castles in the Altmühltal
The falconry display is absolutely enthralling, as is the spruce little town of Riedenburg at the foot of the castle.
Visitors to Pappenheim will love the combination of castle and town. The castle houses a Museum of Nature and Hunting and the original torture chamber, while the town, which nestles snugly round the castle hill, is simply charming.
grafschaft-pappenheim.de (only in German)
Hotel Schloss Eggersberg
The Schlosshotel is far from grand; instead the Schwarz family ensures it offers a warm welcome to all comers. And in the castle museum, there is plenty to discover. 14 individually designed rooms with original fixtures from centuries past.
One of the best preserved knight’s castles in Bavaria and a must for fans of the Middle Ages. The exhibition “Knights, Warriors, Noble Ladies - Burg Prunn and the Nibelungenlied” offers a thrilling glimpse into life in medieval times.
The art of beer under historical vaulted ceilings: guided tours are also available in this small brewery in the moated castle of Titting.
brauerei-gutmann.de (only in German)
At the geographical centre of Bavaria, the “Roman and Bajuwaren Museum” plays a central role. The small Waldbiergarten just outside the door is also a convivial place to sit.
bajuwaren-kipfenberg.de (only in German)
A magical combination of castle complex and modern art, high above the Gunzenhausen plain.
schlossspielberg.de (only in German)
This gigantic fortress offers splendid views in all directions. You should also make time to visit Weißenburg, one of the prettiest towns in the Nature Park!
weissenburg.de/wuelzburg (only in German)
Reading tip: Story Altmühltal
Whether you want to breathe city air, discover fossils, go boating or follow in the footsteps of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. A wide range of activities awaits you in the Altmühltal.