Altmühltal & Leisure

Medieval Berching

Our city offers a lot worth seeing buildings, worth visiting events, versatile sports or a rich cultural program. The following suggestions are intended to serve as a suggestion:
Berching has 883 first mentioned. The oldest church of the district is located 380 m above sea level in the picturesque Val di Sole and is a nationally recognized resort. Today you can still the oldest settlement core Berchings – the suburbs – admire. The resultant approximately 800-900 years ago downtown is the second settlement section of the City Berching. Ancient doors give the way to the vast marketplaces.
The entire old town: the town hall, the town houses, the St. Lorenz church with altarpieces – probably early works by Albrecht Altdorfer and the Baroque parish church are testimony artisanal and commercial tradition of the community. The original and walkable fortification with its towers and gates offers a panoramic view of the city and invites you to a detailed guided tour.

Our reception still holds more tips for you.

Hiking and biking trails

Gluckweg (Erasbach – Weidenwang)
Benedictusweg (Berching – Plankstetten)
Tour de Baroque Radwanderweg (Neumarkt Oberpfalz -. Berngau – Freystadt – Berching – Beilngries – Dietfurt – Riedenburg – Kelheim)
Benedictine monastery Plankstetten
Guided tour of our medieval Berching
Adventure tours with spectacle (topics: “Today I baked, tomorrow I brew …” “With heart, hand and mind”)
Public event performance, every 2nd Saturday of the month (from 17 clock from St. Lorenz Church, 5 € per person)
Night watchman tour (packed scary, beautiful and sad story in a guided tour of Berching) by Berching
Treidelfahrten on historic King Ludwig channel with a break interval
Carriage ride through the Altmühltal
Boat trip on the Main-Danube Canal
completely preserved medieval city walls with 13 towers
Gluck Museum
Adventure “Berle” (Grander water)
Cinema “Berli”


King Otto stalactite cave


Baroque pilgrimage church Maria Hilf
Nothelfer chapel at mountain Möninger


Technikmuseum “Yesteryear”
historical toy museum,
Music equipment Museum
historical old town
Altmühltaler Adventure Park with Felsenkeller Brewery Museum, forest adventure trail and forest high ropes course


Audi Forum




Visiting some very worthy see museums (Lothar Fischer, Maybach)
Churches (z. B. Gothic parish church of St. John)
Castle Wolfenstein
Brewery and City Museum


Archaeological Museum
Burgruine Randeck (150 m above the valley)
Tropfsteinhöhle Schulerloch / Essing
Wooden bridge over the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal
Donaudurchbruch (European Natural Heritage Site) from Kelheim to Weltenburg
Asam Church


Roseburg with museum and Falcons
Castle Prunn, a knight’s castle very well preserved