Stage 2: Kelheim – Berching (52 km)

Time travel in the Altmühltal

  • 52 km
  • 3-4 h
  • Kelheim
  • Berching

Note: Diversion in 2024 between Riedenburg/sluice and Untereggersberg/bridge
The cycle path north of the Main-Danube Canal between the Riedenburg sluice and the bridge at Untereggersberg will be closed throughout 2024. Please follow the diversion signs on the southern side of the Main-Danube Canal.

The section from Kelheim to Berching travels way back in the history of the region. On a 40 kilometre stretch, Europe’s longest archaeology park of prehistoric eras comes to life. Findings from the Neanderthal era as well as recreations of early buildings and trade shops provide a glimpse at everyday life long before our time. Another high point of the trip through the geological eras are the prehistoric cave paintings of the limestone caves in Schulerloch and the prehistoric Alcmona in Dietfurt. The Altmühl valley is also of timeless beauty. Here you can relax in the calm of nature and the idyllic riverside. Along the route, the villages of Riedenburg, Dietfurt at the Altmühl and Beilngries invite you to enjoy their historic flare and lively charm.


City Kelheim – Limestone caves in Schulerloch – Prunn Castle – Riedenburg with the Kristallmuseum [Crystal Museum] and Rosenburg – Dietfurt a. d. Altmühl with Chinese fountains, mill museum and museum in the Hollerhaus – Parish Church St. Vitus in Kottingwörth – Beilngries with brewery museum and toy museum – Hirschberg Castle – Plankstetten Monastery - Middle Age Berching


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