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Bycicle tour

Cycle tour from Bamberg through the Aisch valley

Art of brewing
Castles
Interesting Facts
Exhibitions

This cycle tour takes you along the Main to the Aisch valley. Numerous streams and springs await you here, as well as the Franconian art of brewing. This tour also has a lot to offer culturally.

Start
Bamberg
Duration
3 h
Distance
66 km
Key facts of the tour
The Aisch Valley is very attractive and varied thanks to its many springs and small streams. Here you will find one of the largest contiguous pond areas in Central Europe with over 7,000 ponds, numerous mills, fountains, castles and rock cellars.

On this cycle tour, natural beauty and the highest artistic enjoyment are spiced up by the culinary temptations of numerous taprooms of the traditional Franconian art of brewing.

You will also encounter the history of the "Bavarian Humboldt", Johann Baptist Ritter von Spix. The Spix Museum in H├Âchstadt dedicates a lively and moving exhibition to him. The museum is only open on Sundays between 2 and 4 pm.

A rarity awaits you at Wei├čenstein Castle. The art collection there features Old Masters such as Breughel, v. Dyck and Rubens. You should book a guided tour there before travelling (Tel: 09548 / 98180)

Please check the opening times of the highlights recommended here before starting your trip and plan your tour accordingly. The scenic beauty and charm of the villages make the tour worthwhile even if you only pass by one or two of the highlights mentioned here.
A cycle tour for nature lovers, culture enthusiasts 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 Bamberg
6 tour steps
66 km / 3 Stunden
End station
Fahrradhaus Griesmann

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

Schedule

Tour starts on Bahnhof Bamberg

Direction

DB bicycle service Bamberg station

There are 762 bicycle parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of Bamberg railway station. 330 of these are chargeable cycle stations.

With the DB Rad+ app, kilometres cycled in the participating cities can be collected and then exchanged for discounts or rewards with exclusive partners.

Ludwigstr. 6
96052
Bamberg

Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG

Direction

From Bamberg railway station, the first and shortest stage takes you to the bike hire shop, Fahrradhaus Griesmann. South of the railway station, take Kunigundenruhstra├če and then Steinweg.

Bicycle dealer Griesmann

Fahrradhaus Griesmann is the bike hire shop for Bamberg and the surrounding area.
Physiologically customised and suitable for the challenges of the route, cyclists will find what they need here, whether e-bike or touring bike. So the planned tour can be ridden in a relaxed manner.

It is advisable to register your requirements before you start your journey and tour, so that you can really get started with the hire as soon as you arrive.

The bike shop offers the following selection:
City bikes for men and women with 7 gears
Trekking bikes with 24-speed derailleur gears
Electric bikes with 400 W/h
and 9-speed derailleur gears or 7-8-speed hub gears

Please note: Hire is only possible from Tuesday to Saturday during business hours!

Rental prices
City / touring or trekking bike:
12 ÔéČ / day or 75,00 ÔéČ / week
Electric bike:
30,00 ÔéČ / day or 180,00 ÔéČ / week

Gangolfsplatz 4
96050
Bamberg

Phone: 0951 22967
Email Address: verleih@fahrradhaus-griesmann.de
Tuesday: 09:00am - 12:30pm and 02:00pm - 06:00pm
Wednesday: 09:00am - 12:30pm and 02:00pm - 06:00pm
Thursday: 09:00am - 12:30pm and 02:00pm - 06:00pm
Friday: 09:00am - 12:30pm and 02:00pm - 06:00pm
Saturday: 09:00am - 01:00pm
Foto: pixabay

Direction

Well equipped, you now continue to the Adenauerufer. From here, cycle left along the Adenauerufer and thus southwards along the Main-Danube Canal, including comfortably on the "Aischtalradweg" (A) cycle path.

In Strullendorf, leave the signposted cycle route and follow it to the bridge over the canal.

Cross the canal on the path parallel to the railway tracks at the lock.

There are still two bridges ahead of you on this stage. At the power station you cross the power station canal and between Altendorf and Seu├čling the Regnitz. From the point where the Aisch flows into the Regnitz, follow the Aisch southwards.

From Trailsdorf, continue along the "Aischtalradweg" (A) and cycle through the centre of the village and on to Hallerndorf. The finest brewing art awaits you here.

The Lieberth village cellar in Hallerndorf

The municipality of Hallerndorf, consisting of eight villages with a total of just over 4000 inhabitants, has five breweries alone.

One of the oldest and most traditional is the Lieberth brewery. It was granted the right to brew in 1679. The craft has been passed down within the family to this day. The fine cellar beer has been served here for well over 200 years. Lager beer and pilsner are also served.

In 1787, Johann Michael Lieberth built a sandstone cellar for storing beer. Today, this serves as a bar for the village cellar. Homemade brewing specialities and a wide range of dishes are served here.

The end of the cellar season is celebrated every year with a party and live music, the date for which is always announced at short notice.

Kreuzbergstra├če 17
91352
Hallerndorf

Phone: 09545 4437373
15.04. - 30.09.
Tuesday: 04:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 04:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 04:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 04:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 03:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Gartenkeller, Foto: Brauerei Rittmayer Hallerndorf
Kreuzbergkeller, Foto: Brauerei Rittmayer Hallerndorf

Direction

From Hallerndorf you cycle further along the Aisch. You cycle through Haid and Lauf. At Uttstadt you cross the Aisch and come to Adelsdorf.

Adelsdorf Castle - Municipality of Adelsdorf

Adelsdorf Castle could easily serve as a location for a fairytale film, nestled as it is dreamily in the community, between old trees, with half-timbered buildings, archways and turrets. There was once a moated castle here. Today it is a baroque country or hunting lodge. In the old days, some even believed to have seen a white woman haunting the rooms. Allegedly the soul of a peddler who died here for a minor offence in 1736.

The history of the Adelsdorf branch of the noble von Bibra family is closely linked to the castle. Baroness Barbara von Bibra, who sold the castle to the municipality in 1993, lived in the main wing of the castle until her death at the end of 2016.

Today, the castle houses the registry office's wedding hall, parts of the municipal administration, adult education centre, administration of the castle foundation, art association, doctor's practice, law firm, yoga studio and the HOFHAUS with art exhibitions and wine shop.

Adelsdorf itself is a paradise for connoisseurs and beer lovers. A must on every visit: savour the delicious Aischgr├╝nder carp - of course only in the months with an "r", i.e. from September to April. This regional delicacy is not only famous in the Aischgrund region but also beyond.

Adelsdorf also has a long tradition of beer brewing and there are still an astonishing number of well-preserved rock cellars here today, which invite you to socialise. The beer served comes from the local family breweries.

The impressive pond landscape of the Aischgrund is also famous for its abundance of breeding birds and as a resting and wintering area for migratory birds from areas with harsh winters. The people of Adelsdorf are particularly proud of their stork breeding pair.

Hauptstra├če 4
91325
Adelsdorf

Phone: 09195 94320
Email Address: gemeinde@adelsdorf.de
Schloss Adelsdorf, Foto: bilderbube

Direction

You now follow the course of the Aisch through Nainsdorf, Medbach to H├Âchstadt an der Aisch. The Spix Museum awaits you in H├Âchstadt, although it is only open on Sundays from 2 to 4 pm.

The scenic attractions of this route and the villages make the tour worthwhile, even if you only pass one or two sights.

Spix Museum

He was fearless and inquisitive, the Ritter von Spix, or to be more precise: Dr Johann Baptist Ritter von Spix (1781 to 1826). His birthplace, then as now, can be found at Badgasse 7 in H├Âchstadt. A very lively and exciting exhibition was opened here, near H├Âchstadt Castle, in 2019. It describes the eventful history and life of the town's most famous citizen.

He is also known as the Bavarian Humboldt. Ritter von Spix earned several academic degrees in philosophy, theology and medicine. He used his resources, his knowledge and, above all, his thirst for knowledge to travel boldly to Brazil, which was still unexplored at the time, where he spent three years undertaking zoological studies. He was already warning of dramatic undesirable developments resulting from the overexploitation of nature.

The exhibition takes visitors back to the time and life of Dr Ritter v. Spix and even shows exhibits that he collected and prepared himself on his travels through the Brazilian rainforest.

Impressive display boards, numerous exhibits and computer-controlled multimedia installations bring the adventures and life of the Knight of Spix to life for today's visitors as if they were travelling back in time.

Badgasse 7
91315
H├Âchstadt

Phone: 0176 83518222
Email Address: spix-museum@hoechstadt.de
Sunday: 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Spix Museum, Foto: Spix Museum
Spix Museum, Foto: Spix Museum

Direction

After your visit to the museum, or if you drop by outside opening hours, it is worth taking a short tour of H├Âchstadt.

The town's thousand-year history has left interesting traces. The town centre is a successful mixture of historical and modern buildings. The town wall, for example, dates back to the 14th century, as does the stone bridge over the River Aisch.

Brewing also has a long tradition here, to which the Kellerberg Museum also bears witness. In addition, cosy restaurants offer local brewing specialities, Franconian and international dishes and, of course, the Aischgr├╝nder Spiegelkarpfen.

From H├Âchstadt, you make your way back to Bamberg.

A gentle up and down now lies ahead of you. Take the direct route northwards, cycle out of H├Âchstadt and past the Etzelskirchen pond.

You cross the motorway, enter shady forests and pass Limbach. Weissenstein Castle is then not far away.

Weissenstein Castle

Weissenstein Castle in Pommersfelden was built between 1711 and 1718 by Lothar Franz von Sch├Ânborn, Prince-Bishop of Bamberg and Elector of Mainz, as a summer residence and has survived all wars undamaged in its 300-year history. It is therefore one of the best-preserved palace complexes of its era.

The private flats have also been largely preserved in their original state and the magnificent hall of mirrors, one of the oldest surviving in Europe, shines alongside X-ray furniture and marvellous inlaid floors.

The staircase is decorated with valuable frescoes by Giovanni Francesco Marchini and Rudolf Byss. There is a festive marble hall with an ancestral gallery of the Counts of Sch├Ânborn.

Prince-Bishop Lothar Franz von Sch├Ânborn created a unique collection of Old Master paintings, some of which have been preserved in their original hangings in the palace. The tour includes paintings by Breughel, van Dyck, Rubens and Titian.
The palace can only be visited as part of a guided tour with advance booking.

Am Schlo├č 1
96178
Pommersfelden

Phone: 09548 98180
01.04. - 31.10.
Monday: 11:00am - 05:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 05:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 05:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 05:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 05:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 05:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 05:00pm
Schloss Weissenstein Frontansicht, Foto: Gemeinn├╝tzige Stiftung Schloss Weissenstein
Marmorsaal, Schloss Weissenstein, Foto: Gemeinn├╝tzige Stiftung Schloss Weissenstein

Tour ends on Fahrradhaus Griesmann

Direction

You cycle from Pommersfelden to Frensdorf on the "Schloss Weissenstein Tour" cycle route (SW) along the river Reiche Ebrach, which you finally cross. The name of the river goes back to the large population of wild boar that are said to have lived along the former "Eberbach".

You will soon come across the Rauhe Ebracht, which got its name from the somewhat wilder currents.

Your route now leads you back to the Griesmann bike shop to return your hire bikes.

Finally, why not treat yourself to a relaxing end to the day in the famous F├Ąssla brewery inn. It is located just a five-minute walk from the railway station at Obere K├Ânigsstra├če 19 to 21 and is open Monday to Saturday from 8.30 am to 11.00 pm.

Tour map

Start/Ende

Bahnhof Bamberg

Ludwigstra├če 6

96052 Bamberg

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