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Destination

On the chapel circuit through Pfaffenwinkel

Get on the saddle and explore the small towns of the Pfaffenwinkel! On this tour through the glacially shaped landscape you will also always have the Alps in view. Have a good trip by train and bike!

Start
Weilheim
Duration
4 h
Distance
27 km
Key facts of the tour
Gently hilly, with quaint villages and always the Alps in view: This is how the Pfaffenwinkel in Upper Bavaria presents itself. The name "Pfaffe" is no coincidence, because nowhere else in Germany are there so many church spires as in the holiday region between Lech and Loisach, Ammersee and the edge of the Alps. 159 churches, chapels and monasteries call the Pfaffenwinkel their own. One of the most beautiful cycle tours to experience the sacred treasures is the 27-kilometre "Kapellenrunde" from Weilheim. From the charming town on the Ammer, you set off into a landscape characterised by meadows, moors and ice-age glacial hills - the drumlins - dotted with numerous little churches. The special thing about it: Far away from mass tourism, you will still be on lonely paths here and at the same time experience treasures from the Middle Ages to the Rococo.
A cycling tour for culture lovers and nature lovers.

Arrive relaxed and use rental bikes from the local rental companies. The capacity for taking bicycles on 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 Weilheim
5 tour steps
27 km / 4 Stunden
End station
Bahnhof Weilheim

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

Schedule

Tour starts on Bahnhof Weilheim

Direction

DB Bicycle Service Weilheim Station

There are 564 bicycle parking spaces and a DB Bicycle Service Station in the immediate vicinity of the station.

The DB Bicycle Service Station is the place to go for small repairs to your bicycles, which can be carried out free of charge. The station has air pumps for all common valve types and tools for small repairs.

With the DB Rad+ app, you can collect kilometres cycled in the participating cities and then exchange them for discounts or rewards at exclusive partners.

Bahnhofplatz 1
82362
Weilheim

Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG

Direction

If you arrive without your own bicycle, it is possible to have an e-bike brought to the train station in Weilheim via www.eradel.de.

E-bike rental (E)Radel.de

If you are travelling as a group and need several bikes, the eradel.de agency with its headquarters in Murnau will deliver e-bikes to the Weilheim train station during the summer season and pick them up again there. The daily rates for an e-trekking bike are 36 euros, for an e-mountain bike 40 euros. A delivery fee is added to this. Please enquire about the daily availability of the bikes and opening hours before travelling.

Bahnhofplatz 1
82362
Weilheim

Phone: 0160 2373 478
Email Address: hallo@eradel.de
Monday: 09:00am - 06:00pm
Tuesday: 09:00am - 06:00pm
Wednesday: 09:00am - 06:00pm
Thursday: 09:00am - 06:00pm
Friday: 09:00am - 06:00pm
Saturday: 09:00am - 06:00pm
Sunday: 09:00am - 06:00pm
Leihra╠łder
Mountain-Bikes

Direction

From Bahnhofplatz, turn left into Bahnhofstra├če and then right into M├╝nchner Stra├če. From there, cycle left in front of the Apostelkirche into Krumpperstra├če in the direction of the cemetery, where the chapel of St. Salvator and St. Sebastian is located.

Cemetery Chapel of St. Salvator and St. Sebastian Weilheim

With the cemetery chapel of St. Salvator and St. Sebastian, built in the 15th century and extended a century later, Weilheim possesses a unique testimony to medieval architecture. The Betberg, located north-east of Weilheim's old town, served as a cemetery for the plague victims during the great plague epidemic of 1349. In 1449, a pious widow named Seitz had a chapel built there, which was extended by a choir in 1481. In 1521, the cemetery, which was then located in the city centre, was moved outside the city gates to the site of the former plague cemetery, and the chapel became the cemetery church. The ceiling paintings created by Elias Greither the Elder between 1591 and 1615 depict scenes of the Passion of Christ, which today, after their uncovering, are only incomplete.

Admiral-Hipper-Str. 13
82362
Weilheim

Phone: 0881 2287
Friedhofskirche Sankt Salvator und Sankt Sebastian (Innenansicht)

Direction

From Krumpperstra├če, turn left at the next but one intersection into R├Âmerstra├če. Now follow the historical part of the Brenner-Augsburg route from the Roman imperial period for a while before you reach Deutenhausener Stra├če via Hardtkapellenstra├če and Narbonner Ring. Keep left here and follow the signs that lead you along the road through the wide Angerbach valley to Deutenhausen. In the middle of the small village lies the charming parish church, whose onion tower greets you from afar.

St. John Baptist Deutenhausen

The church in Deutenhausen, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is very old. It was probably built around 1083 and was rebuilt shortly before 1500, then again in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its late medieval core has been preserved. Fine, brightly coloured stucco tendrils cover the ceiling and frame the popular ceiling paintings. A pavilion-like rococo high altar holds the image of the Mother of God, created around 1527 by Hans Leinberger. Of particular interest are the votive picture from 1733 in the choir with the first depiction of a maypole in the Weilheim region and the folding confessional.

Direction

Now continue in the direction of Marnbach. After about 250 m, leave Marnbacher Stra├če to the left into Riederstra├če. The field chapel of St. Michael can be seen on the left. This field chapel was built on the so-called Egerriederanger in 1717. The choir was added in 1900. It houses a small stucco marble altar from the late 18th century.

Shortly after Marnbach, it is worth taking a detour to the left to the "Wieshof", where you can visit Elisabeth Doll's lovingly designed natural garden with numerous medicinal plants and historical plants and sample delicacies such as homemade mustard, vinegar or liqueurs. To do this, you should keep to the left about 150 m after the Egerrieder Chapel. The tour then continues through the Hardt landscape in the direction of the Hardtwiese.

Hardtlandschaft

The Hardt, situated between Weilheim, Magnetsried and Haunshofen, presents itself as a very varied landscape with elongated drumlins (from the Irish "droim": ridge), which once received their typical drop shape from glacial ice sliding over them. Between the dry hills with rough grassland lie damp depressions in which moors could develop.

The name "Hardt" means nothing other than the right of common use by the so-called Hardtgenossen. In the past, the Hardt landscape was used in many ways. This included above all the use of wood, pig fattening and forest pasture for cattle and horses. Peat was taken from the upland moors for heating, and bedding for the cattle stables was obtained from the lowland moors. So-called litter meadows were created, habitats for numerous rare plant and animal species. This close linkage of landscape elements is probably unique in Germany. Today, large areas of the Hardt are nature reserves or landscape conservation areas.

Herrliches Panorama im Pfaffenwinkel

Tour ends on Bahnhof Weilheim

Direction

Change the route description "Hardtlandschaft" as follows: Via a gravelled path and the paved Hardtstra├če, you reach the Hardt Chapel from 1865/66 and the Way of the Cross, which is worth seeing. The chapel is said to contain the footprint of the devil, who, according to legend, appeared there around 1250.

Now cycle down into Gr├╝nbachtal and from Bauerbach uphill again to Haunshofen. There, at St.Gallus, turn left into Tahlfeldstra├če to Wilzhofen. On the way you have a beautiful view of the Gr├╝nbachtal. Pass under the railway bridge to reach Wilzhofen. Off the marked path, on a small hill, is the church of St. Valentin, which is essentially late Gothic and was rebuilt in the Baroque period. For refreshments, it is worth making a detour to the Guggemos inn, which can be reached at the end of the village via Bahnhofsallee. (Bahnhofsallee 12, 82407 Wilzhofen, Tel. 088 12524).

After the subway of the B2, the road leads to Wielenbach. You continue via Raistinger Stra├če to the Ammer-Amper cycle path and then always along the eastern bank of the river back to Weilheim. At Sch├╝tzenstra├če, turn left towards the town centre. After the railway and pedestrian bridge, a path on the left leads to Bahnhofsgasse, which takes you back to the station.

If you like, you can sweeten the waiting time with a stroll through Weilheim's charming old town: the winding alleys with magnificent old patrician houses are only about 10 minutes' walk from the station.

Tour map

Start/Ende

Bahnhof Weilheim

Bahnhofplatz 1

82362 Weilheim

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