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In the end attracts the Venus

haste the wrong companion would be on the more than 200-Kilometer-long route between Donaueschingen and Ulm, which is overcome in two days. Those who take three or four stages, has time for Unusual, can change the perspective, in the canoe on the Danube, gliding or any of the mighty prospect of rock climbing. The only way to not experience all the magic of a Region, where the mighty power is in some places as a SIP of water in the curve.

it starts in Donaueschingen. Here the Danube has its origin and flows 3,000 kilometres through ten countries. Thus, according to the Volga-the second longest river in Europe. Many Velofans know the section between Passau and Vienna, one of the most popular routes in the world. According to statistics, follow there every year up to 700,000 tourists on two wheels, the beautiful, blue Danube. Who is at the top of the run on the road, miss all the hustle and bustle.

striking a couple of Hardcore bikers who want to devour the kilometers are only. But it is better, the Tempo of the Danube to adapt. And begins to dawdle a few kilometers after the Start. In warm months, it disappears on a longer section completely out of the picture, because the water seeps into the karstic ground. Later, mighty rocks, trellis, while a nondescript stream of water struggling through the nature Park. The Danube needs a lot of kilometres in order to earn the name of the river again.

Hiking trails of the Route. We Park our bike and make our way to a vantage point in Fridingen. The trip to the button to make the rock not takes longer than planned, but that's due to the condition, but to the attractive caves such as the Sparrowhawk hole. Here the drip-stones are trampled already completely down. The further way leads through the thicket and the dark forest, so we have only the very top free view. About on the rocks, considered to be one of the biggest rock massifs in Germany. On the horizon the Glarus lights of the Alps.

Sigmaringen castle and the collection of arms

Not always it is necessary to remove from the Danube river, to recognize your true beauty. A rewarding change of perspective, for example, attracts in Hausen in the valley, where the family Süssmuth rented at the mini-Golf course, canoes.

The rocks appear to be from the water, higher, more powerful. A duck family is coming over and doesn't care about the Paddler. Rocks in the water, it comes closer here than on the Bicycle path. The most interesting section, which also bears the nickname the Swabian Grand Canyon, to Dietfurt, and is 13 kilometers long. In the end, it is sufficient, the boat just at the exit location.

The real treasure is located in the Hohenzollern castle. Photo:

Back to the Velo, the traveller arrives by train. By now it is clear: Would be the days target 100 kilometers away, would the cyclist have no time to take care of the real attractions. Including top spots of international importance, such as the Hohenzollern castle in Sigmaringen, which is seen in the distance, to. Velotouristen like to keep directly on the Danube, to shoot photos, because of the on a rock opposite the complex reflects so nicely in the water. Particularly striking is the tower with the clock, which could belong to a Church.

The real treasure is in the castle: The 3000 exhibits a comprehensive collection of weapons is one of the most extensive in Europe. Armor are the eye-catcher, it is for horses or children. And because the knights were not able to finally wear tanks, is dedicated to a area of everyday clothing. A Prince had lived up to 90Zentimeter long beak shoes, which testified to his high status – he's a large footprint.

"43 Beers, 4 Breweries, 1 city"

Behind Sigma of Velotourist to struggle on longer sections without Danube along. The path is suddenly rough climbs. What holds the brave cyclists in the saddle, the view on the "43 Beers, 4 Breweries, 1 city".

This Slogan belongs to Ehingen with its 25'000 inhabitants. They cultivate the juice of the Barley, as it is known elsewhere in the beer Paradise of Germany. Ehingen offers a range of Beers routes. The new, two-day bike tour for beer lovers ends, literally, on the mountain – a brewery is.

At the Stammtisch strong men such as Franz Nothelfer sitting; from a dozen varieties of beer you can choose here. Nothelfer is retired and has declared beer to his Heart. In the case of Solid he slips into the historical role of the upper brewer Karle Rommel, he mixes in the new brewing & baking with tube and directs courses for the manufacture of Under - and Obergärigem.

The ivory figure of the "Venus vom Hohle Fels" is 40'000 years old. Photo: Ramessos (Wikimedia)

"In the beer I could bathe," he stresses, emergency responders, and ordered a non-alcoholic half-Liter, because today, guided tours are pending. As a cyclist, you should think about to book in Ehingen, a hotel room, to be able to Märzen, Bock -, special-and cheers a beer to the fullest. However, it is recommended to take the last section of the Tour sober in attack.

On the programme of the meeting is a particularly sought-after woman. You can approach her slowly, their former home is dark, cold and damp. 40'000 years, it was in a cave in Schelklingen. Then a Swiss student of fragments in the excavation discovered in the soil. Since then, the made of mammoth ivory carved "Venus vom Hohle Fels" is regarded to be the oldest man-made art in the world. Archaeologists have made in the environment, for more unique finds, so that the Unesco awarded the title of world heritage site. Who wants to see Venus, still needs to hang for a half-hour on the bike, and Blaubeuren, Germany, to the Danube is now behind the cyclist.

Also for the final is: anyone Who leaves the main route and time schedule, reward yourself.

The trip was supported by the Baden-Württemberg tourism Marketing AG

(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 18.05.2019, 16:45 PM

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