Pappenheim is an idyllic small town in Mittelfranken located in the nature park Altmühltal with cafés, beer gardens, restaurants, pizzerias and historic monuments such as the medieval castle Pappenheim, new and old palace, the monastery, Street and City Museum, and the city wall. Pappenheim was first mentioned already about 1200 years ago and today you can see that our little town has experienced all kinds.
In a loop of the river Altmühl the historical old town is located underneath the castle of Pappenheim. The small town is today the scene of typical small town life in Franken and in the summer season a popular place for tourists. Here, the health resort was spared simultaneously by mass tourism and offers relaxation in the beautiful surroundings of the nature park Altmühltal. Look at
this; Pappenheim filmed from above by Antenne Bayern.
Pappenheim is located in Franconia, 75 km from Nuremberg and 135 km from Munich and is also very well suited by its proximity to the Franconian Lake District with Brombachsee and Altmühlsee as a starting point for a beach holiday. In Pappenheim itself there is a very nice outdoor swimming pool, one of the largest outdoor pools in Bavaria and for less warm days, 7 km away in Treuchtlingen, the famous Altmühl-Therme spa with indoor pool, wave mode, slides, sea salt cave, sauna, steam bath, massage, etc.
The Altmühltal-Panoramaweg, a beautiful hiking trail with natural and historical sites, pass by our romantic climatic spa. Those wishing to explore more History can visit the many museums in the area or looking in the quarry even after petrified history. You can visit the world-famous Urvogel Archaeopteryx in our neighboring town Solnhofen.