Blick vom Römerturm in Richtung, Allgäuer Alpen, Foto: Uwe Miethe Der Vogellehrpfad Friesenried, Foto: Uwe Miethe Burgruine Burg Kemnat, Kaufbeuren, Brunnen, Foto: Uwe Miethe Irseer Klosterbräu in Irsee, Foto: Uwe Miethe Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG Foto: Harald Landsrath/pixabay.com Die Marien-Seelenkapelle in Eggenthal, Foto: Uwe Miethe Der Vogellehrpfad Friesenried, das Vogelnest, Foto: Uwe Miethe Burgruine Burg Kemnat, Kaufbeuren, der Römerturm, Foto: Uwe Miethe Die Klosterkirche Irsee/Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul, Foto: Uwe Miethe
Bycicle tour

Around Bad Wörishofen

Viewpoint
Animals & Nature

A varied cycle tour with good views

Start
Bad Wörishofen
Duration
6 h
Distance
47 km
Key facts of the tour
Views and insights are offered by this extensive cycle tour, which requires a bit of fitness, but also offers highlights and resting points again and again. You will visit baroque church buildings and a Roman tower built in the Middle Ages. From there, the view sweeps into the distance to the Allgäu Alps and the Karwendel. On a special forest walk, you will learn to look more closely and perhaps discover a native bird or two. The Sunday question of this tour: Do you choose the former office of a castle or the brewery inn of a monastery for your stop?
A cycling tour for nature lovers, explorers, culture lovers and bon vivants.

Arrive relaxed and use rental bikes from the local rental companies. The capacity for taking bicycles on the trains is limited and taking your own bike on the train cannot be guaranteed, depending on the capacity.

Start and end station

Start station
Bahnhof 

6 tour steps
47 km / 6 Stunden
End station
Bahnhof 


Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.

Schedule

Tour starts on Bahnhof 


Direction

DB Bicycle Service Wörishofen Station

There are bicycle parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of Bamberg station.

Bahnhofplatz 1
86825
Bad Wörishofen

Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG

Direction

Just a few steps from Bad Wörishofen station, in Rosenstraße, you will find the Osswald bicycle shop, where you can rent a touring bike with or without e-drive.

Bicycle Osswald

Fahrrad Osswald offers a wide variety of bikes and accessories: new and used, for sale and for hire, for a day, a weekend or a whole week. Of course, a repair workshop is also part of the service, and so the touring bikes, which are available in different sizes and with or without e-drive, are always perfectly maintained.


Rosenstraße 1

86825
Bad Wörishofen

Phone: 08247 6838
Email Address: info@fahrrad-osswald.de
Monday: 09:00am - 12:30pm and 03:00pm - 06:00pm
Tuesday: 09:00am - 12:30pm and 03:00pm - 06:00pm
Wednesday: 09:00am - 12:30pm and 03:00pm - 06:00pm
Thursday: 09:00am - 12:30pm and 03:00pm - 06:00pm
Friday: 09:00am - 12:30pm and 03:00pm - 06:00pm
Saturday: 09:00am - 12:30pm
Sunday: 09:00am - 12:30pm
Foto: Harald Landsrath/pixabay.com

Direction

Now you're ready to go! Pass the station and head south along Bahnhofstraße and Hauptstraße. A small detour to the left gives you a glimpse of the first public men's baths dating back to 1888. From the main road, turn right into Obere Mühlstraße, which takes you past a small park with an old orchard, natural water treading facility and some works of art. On the southern outskirts of the town, you may notice the oak grove with the large needles of the Allgäu hiking trilogy, or perhaps the Waldsee lake will tempt you...

You are now cycling southwards through the most beautiful nature. On the Zusam cycle path you go through Untergammenried, Großried and Baisweil and on signposted cycle paths to Eggenthal. Here you make a short detour up the hill to take a look at the Marien-Seelenkapelle chapel.

Marien-Seelenkapelle Eggenthal

The first idea for a chapel on this site came from children. After a plague cemetery had been established on the hill in 1628, they built a modest wooden chapel in 1645 with the help of a carpenter. It was to last for three decades and then be replaced by a stone building for the first time in 1683. The present baroque splendour of the chapel dates from the turn of the 18th century, the ceiling paintings followed half a century later in 1758. The structure, hidden behind trees, has been a place of pilgrimage since the 17th century and is the landmark of the village of Eggenthal.

Am Kapellenberg

87653
Eggenthal

Phone: 08347 92000
Email Address: gemeinde@eggenthal.bayern.de
Die Marien-Seelenkapelle in Eggenthal, Foto: Uwe Miethe

Direction

On the next stage, the route continues south and also goes up and down a little. You cycle through Blöcktach and Friesenried and head for the bird nature trail near Aschthal. Take a breather near the highest point of your tour with a short, educational walk through the forest.

Friesenried bird trail

If you have always wanted to see birds up close and personal, this is the place for you. In display cases along this nature trail, lifelike replicas made of clay can be seen, making it easier to recognise native birds in the surrounding nature as well. The information boards along the 4.5-kilometre-long circular trail tell more about the individual species.

Native wild bees breed in an insect clay wall, a listening funnel captures the silence of the forest, and the wooden pavilion in the heart of the nature trail not only invites you to have a picnic. Here there is the opportunity to look inside bird nesting boxes and observe the family life of the birds without disturbing them. When they have all flown out, an exhibition of eggs and nests shows the diversity of nature.

Whether big or small, if you like and have a pen with you, take the bird quiz right at the beginning or download it as a pdf file.

Phone: 08347 920500
Email Address: gemeinde@friesenried.de
Der Vogellehrpfad Friesenried, das Vogelnest, Foto: Uwe Miethe

Direction

Continue on the road in the direction of Oberbeuren. After a few hundred metres, turn left towards Großkemnat. The next nature trail is right on this stretch of road. Via Aqua is a theme trail that deals with the forest and our drinking water.

Does this make you thirsty or are you hungry in the meantime? Then stop off at the Café Burgstüble. In the former official residence of Kemnat Castle you will find a rustic-historical ambience, a beer garden, a cold or warm snack or a piece of cake with the right thirst quencher or coffee to go with it.

Café Burgstüble
At the Römerturm 15
87600 Kaufbeuren
083419614961

Opening hours: Sun 14.30 - 17.30

Literally the next highlight of your tour is the Römerturm, which, like the former Amtshaus, is also part of the Kemnat castle ruins.

Roman tower of Kemnat Castle

The name "Roman Tower" is misleading. The high medieval keep was not built by the Romans, but by two servants of the Count of Ronsberg with the resounding names Volkmar and Markward von Apfeltrang.

The tower belongs to Kemnat Castle, built in 1185, one of only a few castles in the Allgäu region that were not captured in the Peasants' War of 1525. In addition to the keep and the official residence, the castle well 20 metres to the east is still preserved today, with a depth of 24 metres. The other buildings of the castle complex were demolished in the 19th century, the dilapidated castle tavern finally in 1978.

The entire region can be seen from the tower. A detailed panorama panel provides orientation for the view of the entire Alpine chain from the Karwendel Mountains to the Allgäu Alps.

Beim Römerturm 15
87600
Kaufbeuren

Burgruine Burg Kemnat, Kaufbeuren, der Römerturm, Foto: Uwe Miethe

Direction

On this stage, you largely roll downhill and on the Zusam cycle path via Kleinkemnat tightly northwards to Irsee. There, a monastery church awaits you, whose origins date back to the time of the Roman tower you have just visited.

Irsee Monastery Church/Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul

In 1182, the hermits of the hermitage in the Eiberger Forest first built a chapel on the Eiberg. In the valley, however, the water supply was less difficult, and so from 1187 the Benedictines settled in the valley where the Irsee monastery still stands today. On 3 May 1195, Bishop Udalschalk of Augsburg consecrated the newly built church and chapel there, which soon became a coveted burial place for the monastery's benefactors.
The medieval basilica was destroyed in the Peasants' War in 1525, but rebuilt by 1534. War and looting took their toll on the region and the monastery. The building's dilapidated steeple collapsed in 1699 and the choir was destroyed. The successor building in the Baroque style, which was started immediately, was completed as early as 1704. A century later, the monastery was dissolved in the course of secularisation and the former monastery church became the Catholic parish church of St. Peter and Paul.

The splendidly decorated baroque monastery church is open for visitors during the day.
Registration for guided tours of the monastery church is possible through the parish office.
Duration of the guided tour approx. 30 minutes

Klosterring 8

87660
Irsee

Phone: 08341 2880
Tuesday: 08:00am - 11:00am and 05:00pm - 07:00pm
Die Klosterkirche Irsee/Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul, Foto: Uwe Miethe

Tour ends on Bahnhof 


Direction

Before you head back, you have the opportunity to fortify yourself in the monastery brewery with the untreated and unfiltered beer that has been brewed here for more than 800 years. The Kolsterbraugasthof serves Bavarian-Allgäu dishes with ingredients from the brewery's own production and from local farmers. Perhaps you would also be interested in taking a look at the beer museum? Irseer Klosterbräu, Klosterring 1-3, 87660 Irsee, tel. 08341 432200, www.irsee.com.

When you are ready for the way back, cycle down to the Wertach and follow the little river to Schlingen. You can then cycle back to Bad Wörishofen on the Bäderradweg or the Radrunde Allgäu.

Tour map

Start/Ende

Bahnhof 


Bahnhofplatz 1

86825 Bad Wörishofen

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