The Danube Valley touring route runs along the Danube from the Danube twin city of Ulm/Neu-Ulm through the city of beer Ehingen, Riedlingen and the Zielfinger Lakes to Sigmaringen.
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This route is connected by the Danube - from the Danube twin city of Ulm/Neu-Ulm with the highest church tower in the world, the route continues along the river via the brewery town of Ehingen and Riedlingen with its many historic buildings to the Zielfinger Seen and Sigmaringen with its impressive Hohenzollern castle. The route then continues past Mochental Castle and the Obermarchtal Monastery. About the stops Ulm: Climb the 768 steps of the highest church tower in the world - the Ulmer Münster - in Einstein's birthplace. Don’t miss the Ulm weekly market - it takes place every Wednesday and Saturday on Münsterplatz. You can also stock up on regional products at the Scheck farm shop in Grimmelfingen. There are several breweries in Ulm - Gold Ochsen offers regular visits to breweries. Just outside the gates of Ulm you can marvel at the magnificent baroque library in Wiblingen Abbey. Ehingen: In this city of beer culture with four traditional breweries, you can learn everything there is to know about the favourite liquid meal of the Upper Swabians as part of a brewing seminar or a guided tour around Beer & Baroque. Enjoy a refreshing beer or take a walk along the beer trail and experience the harmony between the unique landscape and the typical local beer taste. The route from Ehingen to Riedlingen also takes you past Mochental Castle. Unter- and Obermarchtal: The former Premonstratensian monastery of Obermarchtal towers above the Danube. The monastery shop in Untermarchtal sells products from the monastery butchers and bakers. Zwiefaltendorf: It's worth stopping at the Blank brewery inn - and not just to visit the stalactite cave in the beer cellar. Located opposite the historic town of Munderkingen, you can find the Dom-Mühle mill shop, selling its own produce. Riedlingen: The old town, located on Fachwerkstraße, with its many historical monuments is a protected historic site. The former Capuchin monastery and the baroque Weiherkapelle are especially worth a visit. A visit to the "Schöne Stiege" museum and the fire brigade museum is also recommended. Sigmaringen on the Danube: Situated in the middle of the Upper Danube nature park, Sigmaringen is especially well-known for its Hohenzollern castle and its historic old town, but it also offers a range of outdoor pursuits, such as hiking fun on five premium hiking trails, canoe tours on the Danube and cycling tours on the Danube cycle path. Visitors to the Zündapp Museum in Sigmaringen can admire not just motorbikes from the world-famous Zündapp, but also take a look inside the production facilities of the Zoller-Hof brewery. Winkelhof in Inzigkofen boasts a farm shop as well as a farmhouse parlour.
The holy mountain of Upper Swabia, the Bussen, offers a magnificent view from the Danube to the Alps.