The Neumarkt District offers you the opportunity to experience middle Bavaria‘s natural environment on foot. Here you can take your pick of ten different hiking courses with more than 235 kilometers of trails.
Neumarkt District Map
Towns & Villages in the Neumarkt District
- Berg (Neumarkt)
- Dietfurt an der Altmühl
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz is the district seat. It features 21 major attractions, some harking back to the town’s establishment in the 12th century, including the gothic Cathedral of St. John.
The resort community known as Dietfurt sits on the Altmühl River running through the Altmühltal Nature Park and surrounded by seven valleys. You can take time for mini golf, relax at a bakery-café or visit a pub with lively beer garden.
Also located near the Nature Park, facing the locks of the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, is Berching, a historic town whose past began in 883 A.D.. Neatly aligned houses, small churches, and well preserved town walls will remind you of those old days, as will the cobbled streets on the town square.
Freystadt faces the canal, too. It attracts visitors with its many parades, celebrations, traditional festivals and modern carnivals, as well as its famously good beer.
For sightseeing, head to Parsberg and see its castle, museum and inspiring medieval church. Stop in Velburg for the ruins of Helfenberg Castle and one of the most beautiful caves in Germany. And don’t miss the ruins of the castle in Lupburg, which also has its own cobblestone marketplace.