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Time Out eBike experience: Stromtreter Altmühl Danube Tour

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  • Altstadt Kelheim
    / Altstadt Kelheim
    Photo: Andreas Hub
  • Burg Prunn im Altmühltal
    / Burg Prunn im Altmühltal
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • / Auf dem Altmühltal-Radweg
    Photo: Anton Mirwald
  • / Am "alten Kanal" bei Essing
    Photo: Anton Mirwald
  • / Jurafelsen im Altmühltal
    Photo: Anton Mirwald
  • / Schloss Rosenburg mit Falknerei in Riedenburg
    Photo: Hajo Dietz
  • / Seilfähre in Eining
    Photo: Anton Mirwald
  • / Kastell Abusina bei Eining
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • / Kloster Weltenburg
    Photo: Anton Mirwald
  • / Fahrradmitnahme bei der Pesonenschifffahrt
    Photo: Anton Mirwald
  • / Einkehr in Kelheim
    Photo: Andreas Hub
  • / Befreiungshalle bei Nacht
    Photo: Andreas Hub
  • / Markierung Stromtreter Altmühl-Donau-Tour
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
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This 50 km circular tour takes you through the Altmühl Valley and along the Danube, passing places steeped in history like Prunn Castle or Weltenburg Abbey.

50.6 km
4:23 h
336 m
336 m

You start your one-day tour of approximately 50 km in the Wittelsbach town of Kelheim, which is also worth a day trip with its archaeology museum, organ museum and Liberation Hall. The route runs along the Main-Danube Canal. A few kilometres after the Gronsdorf Lock comes your first opportunity for a special detour: in the Schulerloch stalactite cave not only is it cooler (the temperature in the cave is a constant 9°C) but an impressive journey through time in the form of a cave projection also awaits you.

On your cycle tour you will pass historic places like Essing or Prunn in the picturesque setting of the Altmühl Valley with its sheer rocky sides. It’s also worth making the energetic detour to the ruined Randeck Castle or Prunn Castle, both towering above the Altmühl Valley.

Shortly afterwards you reach the pearl of the Altmühl Valley, Riedenburg. As well as the many culinary delights on offer, the falconry on Rosenburg, the Crystal Museum and the Klingendes Museum devoted to radio and communication await your visit.

After a short stopover in Riedenburg you follow the Schambach Valley railway line cycle path towards Buch. You and your eBike now face an ascent of no less than 120 metres before you can take a well-earned break in Echendorf with its interesting farm museum. The route then carries on through the extensive and shady Hienheimer Forest. Shortly before you hit the Danube again, you will cross the Limes. After crossing over via the cable ferry (note ferry times or phone 0151-23313996 for details) you can treat yourself to a break at the beer garden. A side trip to Abusina Roman fort is not to be missed.

You go on via Staubing to Weltenburg with its world-famous abbey, situated at the entrance to the Weltenburger Enge nature reserve. After a visit to the Asam church and the abbey brewery, you have a choice: you can either climb Weltenburger Berg hill on the Danube cycle path, or relax and enjoy the last stage on board one of the passenger boats and see the fascinating and impressive rock formations of the Danube Gap before returning to Kelheim.

Author’s recommendation

Especially if you are travelling with children, it’s worth visiting the Crystal Museum in Riedenburg, which has a minigolf course and seats made out of rustic barrels. User

Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.

Updated: December 23, 2019

Highest point
478 m
Lowest point
340 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Ritterschänke Burg Randeck
Klosterschenke Weltenburg
Landhotel Schneider
Gasthof Ehrl
Hotel & Brauereigasthof Schneider KG
Cafe am Donautor
Biergarten "An der Fähre"
Weisses Bräuhaus Kelheim
Hotel-Gasthof zur Krone

Tips, hints and links

Highlights entlang der Route

- Tropfsteinhöhle Schulerloch

- Burg Prunn

- Riedenburg mit Falkenhof Schloss Rosenburg und Kristallmuseum

- Bauernhofmuseum in Eschendorf

- Römisches Kastell in Eining

- Kloster Weltenburg

- Donaudurchbruch mit Schifffahrt


Öffentliche E-Bike-Ladesäulen:

- Bike-Energy Ladesäulen in Kelheim (gegenüber Tourist-Info) und Riedenburg (Tourist-Info im alten Rathaus). Adapter können jeweils in der Tourist-Info ausgeliehen werden.


Stromtreter-Ladepunkte entlang der Route:

- Kelheim

- Altessing

- Essing

- Prunn

- Riedenburg

- Buch

- Weltenburg


Kelheim, Ludwigsplatz (342 m)
48.920231, 11.873058
32U 710466 5422567


Kelheim, Ludwigsplatz

Turn-by-turn directions

The entire tour is signposted in both directions, so all you have to do is follow the tour logo.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

This tour is conveniently accessible by public transport.

The starting point of the tour in Kelheim is easily reached in about 6 km from the railway station (Saal) on the Regensburg-Ingolstadt line. Timetable information is available from Bayern Fahrplan. The Danube is crossed by cable ferry in Eining. This operates daily during the season except on Mondays. For times please contact the ferryman on 0151-23313996.  Alternatively, both the section from Kelheim to Riedenburg and the section from Weltenburg to Kelheim can be completed by boat. Timetable information is available here.


There are several large car parks in Kelheim. For more information go to

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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A. Brinkmann
August 27, 2019 · Community
sehr schöne und abwechslungsreiche Tour mit vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten
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Done at August 27, 2019
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adolf Meier
June 07, 2019 · Community
diese Tour darf am Montag nicht gefahren werden, Fähre in Eining fährt nicht
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50.6 km
336 m
336 m
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