Sonderflugplatz Neustadt an der Aisch_Il Ristorante Aeronautica, Foto: Uwe Miethe, Lizenz: DB Rote Marter, Riedfeld, Foto: Uwe Miethe, Lizenz: DB Felder und Wiesen am Sonderflugplatz Neustadt an der Aisch, Foto: Uwe Miethe, Lizenz: DB Unterwegs im wildromantischen, schattigen Pfalzbachtal, Foto: Uwe Miethe, Lizenz: DB Neustadt a.d.Aisch, Il-Ristorante Aeronautica, Foto: Stefani-Binder Auf dem Weg, Foto: Uwe Miethe, Lizenz: DB Roter Marter, Foto: Uwe Miethe, Lizenz: DB Sonderflugplatz Neustadt an der Aisch, Foto: Uwe Miethe, Lizenz: DB Bahnhofsgastst├Ątte, Foto: Stefanie Binder
Tour

Wild and romantic around Neustadt a. d. Aisch

rest stop
Hiking Trails
Animals & Nature

Smooth forest and field paths lead you from Neustadt along the course of the stream, up the slopes of the Pfalzbach gorge, through idyllic deciduous forest and through orchards back to the town.

Start
Neustadt an der Aisch
Duration
2 h
Distance
8 km
Key facts of the tour
Neustadt an der Aisch has a lot to offer. The Pfalzbach circular trail (N3) through the Pfalzbach gorge leads through a landscape of unspoilt beauty. Soft forest and field paths instead of tiring paved paths lead you along the course of the stream, up the slopes of the Pfalzbach gorge, through idyllic deciduous forest and through orchards back to the town.

Nature is largely left to its own devices here, a paradise for rare insects, birds and plants. Information boards provide information about the special features of nature and geology. Every season is beautiful here. In spring, the delicate green and the first blossoms, summer with its ripe fruit, autumn, which turns the old ash trees over 40 metres high yellow, winter with its clear, white splendour.

The 7.5-kilometre route will take you up a few metres in altitude, but you will be rewarded with many beautiful views. And speaking of enjoyment: There are also opportunities to stop for refreshments.
A hiking tour for nature lovers

Start and end station

Start station
3 tour steps
8 km / 2 Stunden
End station

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

Schedule

Tour starts on

Direction

From the station, follow the Bahnhof road eastwards towards the town centre for about 300 metres. You will soon find yourself in the Aischaue and cross the river on an idyllic bridge.

Follow the Geissteg for 200 metres and you have now reached the district of Riedfeld. Riedfeld was an important church and royal seat in the 8th and 9th centuries.

Cross the Riedfeld local road. Between Riedfelder Ortsstra├če 46 and 50 you will find the centuries-old "Roter Marter" statue.

Red martyr

The "Roter Marter" wayside shrine made of red sandstone dates back to 1488 and the images on it can only be guessed at due to weathering: they show the crucifixion scene (with the year 1488 carved underneath), the Gregorius Mass (a very popular depiction of a legend in the late Middle Ages), St Christopher and St Laurentius. A small shoe is also depicted above the latter motif, which could possibly provide a clue to the founder of the martyrdom.

This cultural and historical monument was almost lost during construction work in the 1970s. When the Pfalzbach stream was to be channelled in 1975, an excavator driver knocked over the marter, breaking it into several pieces. It was then reassembled, but contrary to the earlier depiction, it was put back up upside down.

Both the Red and White Martern have in common that they were erected at the side of important roads. The reason for this was that passers-by should pause for a moment at the spot and say a short prayer for those who were to be commemorated by the erection of the martyres.

Roter Marter, Foto: Uwe Miethe, Lizenz: DB

Direction

At the "Rote Marter", take the footpath to the left and follow the course of the stream.

You have left the houses behind you and are now walking in the Pfalzbach valley on an initially gentle, then steeper ascent through the Lehrberg clays to the Blasensandstein plateau.

This sandstone layer is over 20 metres thick and over 200 million years old. It bears its name because of the bubble-like cavities that have formed due to weather-related erosion of clay nests.

After leaving the gorge, turn right onto the dirt track to the crossroads. Now follow hiking trail N3 in a north-westerly direction until you reach the edge of the forest.

On a clear day, you can see as far as Franconian Switzerland on the horizon to the east, the Franconian Heights with the Lehrbergtonen at the railway station to the south and the wide Aisch Valley to the south-west.

At the small airfield, you can stop off at Il Ristorante Aeronautica and take a break.

Restaurant Il Ristorante Aeronautica at the aerodrome

The name of the restaurant "Il Ristorante Aeronautica" says it all. Italian culinary delights go hand in hand with the fascination of flying. Microlights, gliders and small motorised aircraft take to the skies from the special airfield in Neustadt an der Aisch. The flights can be watched directly from the terrace or from inside the restaurant.

The restaurant serves handmade pizza, weekly changing pasta dishes and other Italian specialities. Coffee and cake are of course also available.

Am Flugplatz 1
91413
Neustadt a.d.Aisch

Phone: 0151 40730762
01.05. - 31.10.
Thursday: 05:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 05:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
01.11. - 31.12.
Friday: 05:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
01.03. - 30.04.
Friday: 05:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sonderflugplatz Neustadt an der Aisch, Foto: Uwe Miethe, Lizenz: DB
Il Ristorante Aeronautica, Foto: Stefani Binder

Direction

Now turn right along the road with a marvellous view of the Aisch valley until you reach the first houses.

Turn left there, pass the orchards and return to the Pfalzbach gorge and the town centre to the starting point.

Railway station restaurant

Neustadt an der Aisch railway station was opened in 1865. It was an important junction on the railway line between Nuremberg and W├╝rzburg, which opened at the same time.

The station restaurant is popular and well-known for its freshly prepared Greek dishes. German cuisine is also on offer, as well as take-away snacks. In the warmer months, you can also sit outside in a cosy atmosphere and round off your hike with a cool glass of beer or wine.

Bahnhofstra├če 16
91413
Neustadt an der Aisch

Phone: 09161 2588
Monday: 05:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 05:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 05:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday: 05:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 05:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 05:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 05:00am - 10:00pm
Bahnhofsgastst├Ątte, Foto: Stefanie Binder
Bahnhofsgastst├Ątte, Foto: Stefanie Binder

Tour ends on

Direction

After you have refreshed yourself here or simply rested, the way to your platform is very close.

Tour map

Start

Bahnhofstra├če 16

91413 Neustadt an der Aisch

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