Set apart from each other like lonely giants, the Zeugenberge mountains surround the town of Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate region. They are the milestones for walkers on the circular Zeugenbergrunde Trail through this varied countryside.
The Upper Palatinate town of Neumarkt is centrally located in the Bavarian Jura between Nuremberg, Regensburg and the Altmühl Valley nature park. The Zeugenbergrunde Trail, which follows a circular route around the town, shows the Neumarkt basin at its very best. The Zeugenberge mountains, relics of post-ice age erosion, stand apart from each other around this delightful town like lonely giants. It's best to take time discovering all the facets of this vibrant landscape with its many contrasts – broad plains are interrupted by colossal, wooded peaks, whose mighty appearance often combines with a more endearing character. The bustle of the town gives way to the tranquillity of the forest, industry and farming blend seamlessly with nature, and a thriving spirit of commerce exists happily alongside old-established traditions. Steep climbs and descents are followed by long stretches of flat terrain – a typical feature of the landscape. The trail entails a total climb of 1,670 metres and offers awe-inspiring views as a reward for walkers.
Wolfstein castle ruins
Wolfstein castle ruins on Wolfsteinberg hill (588m) are the pride and joy of Neumarkt. The oldest parts date back to the Romanesque period; the remainder of the ruins are Gothic in style. At this lofty height, sensational views can be enjoyed over Neumarkt and the surrounding fields.
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