Leisure tips

Donauwörth - a gem on the Romantic Road.

Thanks to its location along the Romantic Road, the city is a popular destination for a city trip. But it is also an ideal starting point for outings and sightseeing in the beautiful area. Donwörth used to be a Free Imperial City, and offers plenty of sights from that era. Today, the city is the social and economic centre of the region, a transport hub and favourite place for shoppers.

Leisure activities at the Youth Hostel

  • Ping-pong tables indoors and outdoors
  • Table football
  • Board games on loan ("Tabu", "Scotland Yard" etc.)
  • Stereo system with CD player
  • Large garden for group games
  • Football ground and volleyball field with net
  • Badminton sets, large "Schwungtuch" (special large cloth that can be used for group exercises), skipping ropes and other sports equipment
  • Rental bikes (against a fee) for a quick trip to the city or a day tour of the region

Leisure activities in the area

  • Football ground nearby, Kneipp health pool and barefoot trail, playground (10 minutes), heated outdoor pool with 90-metre slide (20 minutes)
  • Canoe rental nearby
  • City rally and nature trail rally
  • Käthe Kruse doll museum and guided tours of the Käthe Kruse workshops,
  • Archaeological museum,
  • Regional museum (with a focus on fishery),
  • Various well-signposted hiking paths and cycling tours with varying lengths,
  • Ideas for inline skate tours in and around Donauwörth

Outings and excursions

  • Hikes to Kaisheim (prison museum), Ries, Mertinger Höll, along one of the nature trails in the area or one of the long-distance hiking trails that lead past Donauwörth.
  • Canoe tours on the Wöritz
  • Bike tours, for instance along the Romantic Road or Via Claudia Augusta, or to the Altmühltal. Several well-signposted round tours for cyclists from Donauwörth
  • Outing to Harburg Castle, to the Roman city of Weissenburg or to the Dehner gardens in Rain (individually or with your group or school class)
  • "Tiefer Stollen" mine in Aalen, which is open to visitors
  • Nördlingen, including a visit of the "Riesenkrater" museum and a walk along the city wall
  • Day out in Nuremberg, Augsburg, Munich or Ulm (easy to reach by train with the "Bayern Ticket" or at low fares for groups)
  • Legoland in Günzburg (65 km)
  • Giengen, with the Steiff teddy bear museum and Charlottenhöhle
  • Geopark Ries with the Rieskrater-Planetenweg footpath, caves, quarries, heather landscapes and various guided tours of the Geopark.

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