Das Kloster Scheyern in Scheyern, Foto: Uwe Miethe In der Klosterkirche des Klosters Scheyern, Foto: Uwe Miethe Im Biergarten des "Metzgerbra╠łu" in Hohenwart, Foto: Uwe Miethe Der Gasthof "Metzgerbra╠łu" in Hohenwart, Foto: Uwe Miethe Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG Foto: Harald Landsrath/pixabay.com In der Klosterscha╠łnke Scheyern, Foto: Uwe Miethe Im Biergarten des "Metzgerbra╠łu" in Hohenwart, Foto: Uwe Miethe Der Brauereigasthof "Mu╠łllerbra╠łu" in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Foto: Uwe Miethe
Bycicle tour

Cycling pleasure meets the art of brewing

Art of brewing
Animals & Nature
Food highlight

Experience the best of both worlds on this e-bike tour: the idyllic countryside around Pfaffenhofen and the traditional art of brewing in three local breweries.

Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm
6 h
54 km
Key facts of the tour
This tour is something for beer lovers and landscape enthusiasts. Three breweries are visited, and in between the ride takes you along streams, through shady forests, rolling hills and between - how could it be otherwise - hop fields.

At 53 kilometres and with some differences in altitude, the circular tour is ideal for e-bikes, but can also be ridden well on a trekking or sports bike if you are in good shape.

The paths are very well developed, and if you cycle alongside the road, then also on separate cycle paths.

Guided tours are offered in the Scheyer monastery brewery for groups of 10 or more. It is worth enquiring in advance if you are interested, even if you are travelling alone, perhaps you can join a group that has already registered: Telephone: 08441 7520.
A cycle tour for culture lovers and connoisseurs

Arrive relaxed and hire bikes from local hire companies. The capacity for taking bikes on the trains is limited and, depending on capacity utilisation, taking your own bike on board cannot be guaranteed.

Start and end station

Start station
Bahnhof Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)
5 tour steps
54 km / 6 Stunden
End station
Bahnhof Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)

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


Tour starts on Bahnhof Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)


DB bicycle service station Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)

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

Bahnhofstr. 7
Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm

Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG


The bike hire shop is two kilometres away and takes around 25 minutes on foot. The express bus line 5 will take you from the railway station to your destination in around 12 minutes. The bus line is an on-call bus service. You should book your journey at least 30 minutes before departure. Your destination stop is then the "Raiffeisenstra├če Nord" station. You can book your bus journey with Stadtbus Pfaffenhofen at:
www.stadtbus-pfaffenhofen.de, telephone 08441 40526000.


The Grochowina bike shop has been in Pfaffenhofen since 1970, and Bike4Family Zweiradfachmarkt Grochowina has been based at Raiffeisenstra├če 18 as a bike dealer, workshop and bike hire centre since 1980. In the meantime, the shop has also developed into an e-bike competence centre.

So if you want to hire an e-bike, you've come to the right place.

Please book in advance. The best way to do this is by telephone.

Raiffeisenstra├če 18
Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm

Phone: 08441 6866
Email Address: info@bike4family.de
Monday: 09:30am - 06:30pm
Tuesday: 09:30am - 06:30pm
Wednesday: 09:30am - 06:30pm
Thursday: 09:30am - 06:30pm
Friday: 09:30am - 06:30pm
Saturday: 09:30am - 04:00pm
Foto: Harald Landsrath/pixabay.com


You will now pass the B├╝rgerpark, which was created in 2017 for the small garden show "Nature in the City". You pass the Pf├Ąnder or Hunger Tower, which was built around 1400 and in which many a poor debtor, or sometimes just rascals and gamblers, served their sentence. You cycle across Pfaffenhofen's main square, giving you an impression of Paffenhofen's old town centre. The main square is mainly characterised by the town hall to the east and the parish church to the west. Both were built in the neo-Renaissance style in the 19th century.

After crossing the Gerolsbach, you cycle through the parks on the banks. At Mitterscheyern, the path turns southwards and leads you into Scheyern.

Scheyern monastery, monastery brewery and monastery pub

Scheyern Monastery was initially founded in Bayrischzell almost 950 years ago and moved to Scheyern in 1119. The Wittelsbachs had already settled here in 508.

The monastery is run by Benedictine monks. The educational and pastoral work as well as the maintenance of the monastery facilities require financial support. The monastery therefore runs several commercial enterprises. Sustainable management in small, regional cycles is central to this.

The monastery butchery, the brewery, the monastery tavern and the agricultural areas are all based on this principle. For example, the hops for the brewery are harvested in the surrounding area, sometimes even on the monastery's own land. The beer specialities brewed here are sold in the Klosterschenke, but also in other regional pubs.

Guided tours of the brewery are available by appointment. There is a minimum group size of 10 people. A guided tour lasts 60 minutes and costs 4 euros per person. Visitors can register on: 08441- 752230 or by e-mail.

In addition to the brewery parlour and restaurant, the Klosterschenke also has a traditional beer garden. From April to October, guests can sit here in the shade of old trees and enjoy the brewing specialities of the monastery brewery. They can either enjoy home-made specialities or, as is customary in Bavaria, bring their own snacks. The beer garden is considered one of the most beautiful beer gardens in Upper Bavaria.

Schyrenplatz 1

Phone: 08441 7520
Email Address: verwaltung@kloster-scheyern.de
Monday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
In der Klosterscha╠łnke Scheyern, Foto: Uwe Miethe


Your next stage covers around 25 kilometres and initially takes you along the Schnatterbach. The landscape is slightly hilly, with a good downhill section before Gerolsbach. In Strobenried you pass the church of St Leonard, which was built in 1495. It is now another 10 kilometres to the Metzgerbr├Ąu brewery in Hohenwart. Shortly before Hohenwart, Englmannsberg Castle with its chapel is on the left. It dates back to the 15th century, but has been extended with farm buildings and structurally altered over the course of time.

Metzgerbr├Ąu Hohenwart

Gasthof Metzgerbr├Ąu has been family-owned for four generations and has made local brewing history.
What once began as a hobby soon led to professional brewing. Whether seasonal bock beer, various summer beers or light beers such as Zwickl and Paartalperle - the brewing specialities from Hohenwart are refreshing, drinkable and popular. The beers are served in the pub. If you want to take beer home with you, you can have it filled into 1-litre swing-top bottles.

Beer tastings, brewing courses and menu evenings are organised on request.

Metzgerbr├Ąustra├če 2

Phone: 08443 219
Email Address: schwarzbauer@metzgerbraeu.de
Wednesday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Im Biergarten des "Metzgerbra╠łu" in Hohenwart, Foto: Uwe Miethe


Your way back leads through the villages of Seibersdorf and Menzenbach. You pass the 532 metre high Wolfsberg with the Pfaffenhofen transmission tower. Back in Pfaffenhofen, you will find the last brewery inn for today on the main square, which is also steeped in tradition.

Brewery inn M├╝llerbr├Ąu Pfaffenhofen

Beer was already being brewed on the main square in Pfaffenhofen in 1630. And the progenitor of the M├╝ller brewing family is mentioned in old documents as early as 1776.

M├╝llerbr├Ąu Pfaffenhofen obtains almost all of its energy as well as its heating and cooling requirements from renewable sources, making it one of the world's leading breweries.
From 2024, the new brewery will be added to the tourist highlights, where guests will be able to experience the brewing process first-hand and enjoy the gastronomy at the same time. However, this is still a vision of the future behind the construction site noise in Kellerstra├če in Pfaffenhofen.

The following applies to the M├╝llerbr├Ąu inn on the main square: whether light, wheat or dark beer, non-alcoholic or bock beer - the range of M├╝llerbr├Ąu brewing specialities for the big and small thirst is diverse. The pub also serves delicious snacks for small appetites and home-made dishes for larger appetites.

Hauptplatz 2
Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm

Phone: 08441 4009110
Monday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 02:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 02:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 02:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 02:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 02:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 10:00pm
Der Brauereigasthof "Mu╠łllerbra╠łu" in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Foto: Uwe Miethe

Tour ends on Bahnhof Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)


After you have returned your hire bike to Bike4Family, you can easily get back to the station and take your train home.

Tour map


Bahnhof Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)

Bahnhofstr. 7

85276 Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm

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