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District Donau-Ries

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District Donau-Ries

Danube municipalities in the district:

Tapfheim, Donauwörth (including Zusum and Zirgesheim), Kaisheim (Altisheim, Leitheim), Marxheim, Rain am Lech

Charming areas characterise the tourist region of Donau-Ries: the glacial valleys of  the Danube and Lech shape the southern part of the district, whereas the foothills of the Swabian and Franconian Alb with their typical juniper heaths and woods are likewise impressive. However, the scenic highlight is without a doubt the Ries, which came into being about 14 million years ago through the impact of a meteorite.  Today it is one of the best preserved and researched meteorite craters in the world and as a geological park it is a mecca for tourists interested in geology.

 Many popular holiday routes such as the Romantic Road, the German Danube route, the Alps - Baltic Sea holiday route, a few 'Way of St. James' pilgrimage routes and the Franconian route intersect in the Donau-Ries tourist region.  In addition, there are plenty of interesting local bike and hiking trails for exploring idyllic villages, unrivalled landscape and unspoilt nature.  Historical towns and numerous castles, churches and monasteries tell the story of the lives of the clergy, the nobility and the citizens of yore.  A wide choice of restaurants and overnight accommodation in all categories guarantees a pleasant stay according to your own requirements.

Places to see in the district:

Museums:

Ries crater museum und Bavarian train museum in Nördlingen, Käthe Kruse puppet museum in Donauwörth, Ries farm museum in Maihingen.

Castles: 

Harburg, Baldern, Reimlingen, palace of Oettingen, Leitheim, Höchstädt.

Churches, abbeys and monasteries:

Holzen abbey and the pilgrimage church of St. John the Baptist in Allmannshofen; pilgrimage church Maria Himmelfahrt in Buggenhofen; abbey and pilgrimage church of the Holy Cross in Donauwörth; former Cistercian abbey and basilica of Maria Himmelfahrt in Kaisheim; former Cistercian abbey and church of St. Maria in Kirchheim am Ries; abbey  Mariä Himmelfahrt in Maihingen; abbey complex and church of  St. Martin in Möchsdeggingen; abbey Maria Himmelfahrt in Niederschönenfeld; pilgrimage basilica of Maria Brünnlein in Wemding.
Wonder of nature: Ries crater geology (quarries and interesting information at Wengenhausen near Wallerstein, Aumühle near Oettingen, cliffs at Wallerstein , Ofnet caves near Ederheim)

Information

District Donau-Ries
Ferienland Donau-Ries e.V.
Pflegstr. 2
86609 Donauwörth
Telephone: 09 06 / 74-211
Fax: 09 06 / 74-212

District Donau-Ries

Pflegstr. 2
86609 Donauwörth

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86609 Donauwörth

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Rathausgasse 1
86609 Donauwörth
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86609 Donauwörth
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Kanu-Laden Purtec GmbH ( mit Rückholservice)

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16. Etappe: Bissingen - Donauwörth

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Donau-Lech-Campingplatz

Campingweg 1
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