The Kelheim District is located conveniently for you in the very center of Bavaria, midway between Nuremberg and Munich. Among its many attractions is the Altmühl Valley Nature Park, which occupies the northwest.
Kelheim District Map
Towns & Villages in the Kelheim District
- Kirchdorf (Kelheim)
- Neustadt a.d. Donau
The district has organized more than fifty partners throughout the Altmühl and Danube river delta to give you unforgettable memories of your stay here. Your ticket to good times is the Altmühl-Donau Card, catering to the needs of tourists and locals alike by providing discounts and free offers at restaurants, guesthouses, cafes and taverns as well a spas, museums, vintners, and retail stores.
Head to Neustadt an der Donau for a relaxing spa experience in the thermal waters of Bad Gögging, with its indoor and outdoor pools, massage services and unique aqua-cycling training. Or go to Riedenburg, cozily nestled on a river between two hills in the Nature Park, where you can experience the thrills and speed of a summer bobsled run.
Then, visit the town of Abensberg to see the monolithic white-washed Herzogskasten Town Museum and to sample beer freshly brewed from hops grown locally. And speaking of hops, the town of Mainberg has a museum dedicated entirely to how this important grain is grown and used.
The district capital is the town of Kelheim, home of the area’s most easily recognized landmark, the 19th-century Befreiungshalle at the top of Mount Michelsberg. This monument marks the region’s struggle for freedom and victories over Napolean in 1813–15 — a must-see on your itinerary.