Leisure tips

Eichstätt - centre of the "Altmühltal nature reserve"

Eichstätt is centrally located in the Altmühltal nature reserve and presents itself to the visitor as a beautiful baroque diocesan town. The Altmühltal nature reserve is one of Bavaria's most popular holiday regions and a paradise for the whole family. Whether you prefer an adventurous or quiet holiday - this is where you can leave your everyday routine behind. Conditions are ideal for almost all types of leisure activity. The Altmühltal valley is a magnificent setting for enjoying a relaxing time outdoors.

Leisure activities at the Youth Hostel

  • 2 ping-pong tables on the premises outdoors
  • Table tennis, table football and air hockey inside the house
  • Bake yor own waffles or make your own popcorn
  • Volleyball and basketball field
  • Playing green and barbecue area
  • Outdoor games (juggling equipment, badminton etc.)
  • Canadian canoes (15 places) can be rented directly at the Hostel in connection with the Environmental Studies programme
  • We also have an extensive collection of board games on loan

Leisure activities in the area

  • Willibaldsburg (fossils museum)
  • Diocesan museum and tour of the cathedral
  • Educational nature trail
  • Roman castle in Pfünz
  • Fossil quarry, tools for the quarry available at the Youth Hostel, quarry within walking distance
  • Outdoor swimming pool (10 minute walk)
  • Canadian canoes and bicycles for rent locally

Outings and excursions

  • Roman museum, Roman thermal bath in Weissenburg
  • Pappenheim (nature and hunting museum, castle)
  • Solnhofen (lithography museum)
  • Möckenlohe (Roman estate) (all destinations can be reached by public transport or bike)
  • Water parks in Ingolstadt (Wonnemare) and Gaimersheim (Aquamarin), easily reached by public transport
  • Franconian Lake District and lower Altmühl valley (Weltenburg Abbey, Danube breakthrough)

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