Stage 3: Berching – Nuremberg (73 km)

Industrial cultural landscape on the canal

  • 73 km
  • 5-6 h
  • Berching
  • Nuremberg

The stage starts in Berching, a well-preserved gem from the Middle Ages with fortress walls that is partially still accessible. From here, the Ludwig-Danube-Main takes center stage. The old canal is among the most interesting industrial landmarks in Germany. Even Charlemagne dreamed of a ship route connecting the Black Sea and the North Sea. The main problem was posed by the will power of the European watershed. Until King Ludwig I conquered this task at the end of the 19th century, only to have the waterways abandoned just 100 years later leaving it as a protected landmark today. Since that time, nature has taken the terrain back over leaving a unique cultural landscape. Small bridges, picturesque watergates and wild water plants embedded in the original alleys that characterise this idyllic stage, which ends in the former free imperial town of Nuremberg.


Middle Age Berching with museums – tows in Mühlhausen –Neumarkt i.d.OPf. with museums – art on the canal at the castle - Birgitte monastery Gnadenberg - Castle and Tow in Burgthann – Schwarzenbruck Bridge Canal - Wendelstein Market - Historic Old Town of Nuremberg


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